Lake Region State College
Kim Elsperger began her college career in 1987, but she did not graduate at that time. She resumed her education in 2005 when she enrolled at LRSC in the fall. As a TRIO student, Kim received tutoring services and studied in the TRIO Center on a daily basis. She liked working in the friendly environment. Kim said, “TRIO will always be a place that I will tell students to go for help. It is the place that helped me get down the right path in college.”
In May, 2008, Kim was awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology and an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. She was an outstanding student, being named to the Dean’s List four times and to the President’s List twice. In the fall of 2008, Kim transferred to Mayville State University where completed her Bachelor’s degree. She is currently employed full-time at Cankdeska Cicana (Can-Ga-deska Chee’-kana) Community College in Ft. Totten in the Information Technology Department.
On May 7, 2009, the TRIO-SSS staff of Lake Region State College presented Kim with a 2009 TRIO Achiever Award “in recognition of outstanding academic and professional achievement by a TRIO-SSS graduate.”