DIVERSITY

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Hennepin Technical College is committed to diversity initiatives that foster an inclusive community that recruits, welcomes, and supports those who have been historically excluded or underrepresented in higher education for reasons of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or income.


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE 2014-2015

COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Jean Maierhofer and Monica Erling

MEMBERS:  Anna Poteryakhin, Bao Yang, Caren Abdelaal, Dara Hagen, Ebenezer Addy, Jean Kreutter, Jean Maierhofer, Jeremy Clark, Jessica Lauritsen, Jill Kirschner, Joe Martinez, Juan Rangel, Lamia Jano, Mary Vang, Mike McGee, Monica Erling, Monir Johnson, Natasha Pelovsky, Nikole Brothen, Randy Roehrick, Ricardo Gonzalez, Sharon Mohr, Therese Salber, Walid Safwat

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

The Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action provides leadership in the effort to educate and advocate for diversity, equity, and affirmative action for students and employees at Hennepin Technical College as part of the college's efforts to create an environment of inclusiveness and respect for all people.

For more information, please contact:
Jean MaierhoferChief Diversity & Affirmative Action Officer
763-488-2633 


ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) 

ESOL students are an important part of the HTC college community. HTC’s goal is to help ESOL students be successful at HTC and beyond. Students who want to succeed in a technical college program need a good understanding of English, a strong vocabulary, good study skills, and knowledge of American culture. They also need to learn some of the special vocabulary that is used in training for different careers.

HTC has set up services to assist immigrant students as they pursue their education. The ESOL advisors are available to discuss your educational support service needs such as:

  • Course selection and review of accuplacer test scores
  • Career exploration
  • Financial aid applications
  • Scholarship applications
  • Referrals to tutoring and mentoring
  • Community service referrals

The goal of ESOL is to prepare students for enrollment in career programs. Courses focus on student’s academic and career skills. Students will learn reading, writing, listening, speaking, leadership, and technology skills needed in the college classrooms. Classes also introduce students to vocabulary needed for success in math classes. Special courses will be offered for students with manufacturing or nursing majors. ESOL courses are for students with an intermediate-level of English or higher.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Poteryakhin, Enrollment Advisor - Brooklyn Park Campus
763-488-2577

Walid Safwat, Enrollment Advisor - Eden Prairie Campus
952-995-1429
 


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