Securing Regional Prosperity by Sharing Privilege

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D., President, Saint Paul CollegeSaint Paul College has a tremendous impact on the vibrant City of Saint Paul and surrounding communities. For more than 105 years, the College has been here to serve the citizens, local industries and above all else, the students. With deep roots in career and technical education, along with academic transfer, Saint Paul College has prepared thousands of students for employment or transfer to four-year colleges and universities, both inside and outside the state of Minnesota.  Saint Paul College seeks to empower students from all walks of life and places all around the globe as they navigate their pathways to a better future.

In academia, a Fellowship is one mark of privilege.  The Central Corridor College (C3) Fellowship program brings the honor and privilege of a fellowship to healthcare students at Saint Paul College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College; and, helps them to find part time employment with our healthcare partners.  It is one key way in which our partners are pursuing the goal of hiring more residents from Central Corridor neighborhoods. 

This Anchor Update highlights the journey of a Saint Paul College student and C3 Fellow, Aaron Kaase, from the challenge of unemployment to thriving in a career in Health Information Technology (HIT).  Aaron’s story reveals the value of our work together in this partnership, and is one more reminder of the power of fellowship – and privilege. 

--Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D., President, St. Paul College