Lake Region State College
Mark enrolled at LRSC in the fall of 2003, at the age of 49. In December, 2004, he received a Diploma in Diesel Technology. He was named to the Presidents List three times and to the Dean’s List once. The next semester, Mark returned to college to pursue an Associate in Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology, achieving his goal in August, 2005. He earned another spot on the President’s List that spring. Mark kept on studying, and in the spring of 2006, he earned an Associate in Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He was named to the President’s List and to the Dean’s List that year.
Mark next transferred to Mayville State University where, in May 2008, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a minor in Accounting. Mark is now employed full-time at Cankdeska Cicana (Can-Ga-deska Chee’-kana)Community College in the Accounts Payable department. Mark plans to continue his education.
In June 2008, Mark and Kim Elsberger were married. They are the first married couple to receive His and Hers TRIO Achievers Awards. On May 7, 2009, the TRIO-SSS staff of Lake Region State College presented Mark with a 2009 TRIO Achiever Award “in recognition of outstanding academic and professional achievement by a TRIO-SSS graduate.”