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Testimonials & Success Stories



“I was quite impressed [with] how much information one can learn through on-line courses, especially an adult learner who is busy with other things.  The course was very thorough and well-planned.  Each time I wrote an assignment, with sweat on my brow from thinking, the next chapter clarified and added to the very same topic, making the assignment more whole and giving me a sense that I had answered correctly in my last assignment – a very clever way to make me do my own thinking and then give me the confirmation that I got it right.  Dr. Rambeck was clear and pleasant to listen to.”


–Anne K., an intensive outpatient program therapist in Colorado with 20 years of experience in addiction treatment. She received a scholarship, along with seven other people, from the State of Colorado to complete the SIGA program.


Business Administration Certificate

“Working with the staff at CE has been a delight. They took the time to understand our program’s needs and were flexible in accommodating our requests.”


–Dr. Praveen Aggarwal, Associate Dean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, UMD; Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Marketing



“UMD’s expertise, flexibility, and attention to detail were invaluable in the creation and implementation of the Tribal-State Relations training this past year.

“We have an excellent working relationship with the Continuing Education Department staff! They are knowledgeable, hard-working and extremely supportive.”

“The program has been very successful. Multiple state agencies are waiting for UMD to deliver 3 more classes in 2014.”

–Cindy Bellefeuille, Training & Development Consultant, MnDOT Office of Government Relations


SME Minnesota Section

“In SME—the national mining society—we have very much benefited from several close relationships with UMD Continuing Education. Their nimble teamwork, creativity, and responsiveness were key ingredients to a string of successes.”


–Harvey Thorleifson, Past Chair, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Minnesota Section; State Geologist of Minnesota



“CE staff helped a lot to make the International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms a success. They responded promptly and creatively to all requests, and solved all issues to everyone’s satisfaction.”


–Dalibor Froncek, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, IWOCA Organizing Committee Chair


Working in Indian Country

“I am so delighted that I took this course. The online segment was resource rich and well-paced. The instruction was outstanding, and the seminar allowed for meaningful interaction between participant that broadened our overall understanding of the topic.”


–Michael P. Garcia, President/CEO (retired), Duluth Children’s Museum



“All new teachers should go through this training.”  (12/13/13)
–Adam Nelson, Principal, Cook County High School, Grand Marais MN   (Fall 2014 Personal Interest Know How Guide)


“Engaging, relevant, well prepared and presented. I am leaving with lots of information and processes.” (6/17/14)

–Howard Wilson, Principal, Battle Creek Elementary School  (Spring 2015 Know How Guide)


“The trainer was knowledgeable and engaging. I feel better prepared to handle situations with children who may be having mental health challenges.”  (6/17/14)

–Lisa Gruenewald, Principal, John A. Johnson Elementary School (Spring 2015 Know How Guide)


“This training exceeded my expectations. I have been a mental health practitioner for over 20 years and still learned many things. Presenter was VERY GOOD: knowledgeable, energetic, and used appropriate humor.”  (8/12/14)
–Susan Tange, Aitkin County (Spring 2015 Know How Guide)


“I enjoyed the scenarios and the opportunity to act them out. I learned a more structured way of engaging in the solution process.”  (6/17/14)

–Valerie Littles-Butler, Principal, Open World Learning Community (Fall 2014 Business Know How Guide)


“A thought-provoking class. A need for all teachers.”

–D.J., Duluth Public Schools (CE website)



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