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The annual meeting of the Itasca Community College (ICC) Foundation board of directors was held Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Loren Solberg retired from the board after six years of dedicated service and Dan Gillman was welcomed as he begins a three year term.  Ron Oleheiser was elected chair, Peter Birkey vice chair, Pat Medure secretary and Kirk Adams treasurer.  Board members reviewed the annual report as presented by Foundation/Alumni Director, Susan Lynch.  Provost Dr. Bart Johnson, gave an ICC campus update and Foundation Coordinator, Rhonda Cash recorded the proceedings.

Pictured from left to right: Ron Oleheiser, Mary Ives, Peter Birkey, Susan Lynch, Debbie Bruns, Rhonda Cash, Loren Solberg, Janice Kangas and Dan Gilman.  Not pictured:  Cindy Feyder, Kirk Adams, Pat Medure, Tom McBride, Jackie Gallop and Diane Davis.

ICC Foundation Scholarship applications are available online February 1 through March 1. More than $125,000 is available to both full- and part-time students who will attend Itasca Community College for the 2018–19 academic year. Some scholarships have specific criteria or are for students in certain program areas, but many are designated for students in any program.

The online application requires basic information about the applicant, and includes sections regarding financial need, activities, future goals, and an essay question. “To keep it simple for applicants, a single application is directed by staff to all eligible scholarships,” explains Susan Lynch, Foundation/Alumni Director. “That way students can submit an application once and get maximum consideration.” The application and all supporting documents are due on March 1, 2018.

“We are very excited about being able to offer more than 175 scholarships to ICC students,” states Lynch. “This is the result of our many generous donors who give outright gifts or support our Annual Fund and Best Start Scholarship fund raisers, ICC staff and faculty who donate through payroll deduction, and donors who have funded endowments.”

Anyone with questions about ICC Foundation scholarships can call Susan Lynch at 218-322-2451 or email The online application and further information can be found at and

Terry and Muggs Matteson of L&M recently contributed an additional $20,000 to the Del & Lila Matteson/L&M Supply Entrepreneur Endowed Scholarship fund.  This scholarship was established in 2007 to provide scholarships for ICC students pursuing a career in sales, management, or business proprietorship.  → Read more

Introducing Rhonda Cash

Sep 28, 2016


Introducing Rhonda Cash, ICC’s new Academic Affairs and Foundation Coordinator as of Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

Rhonda obtained a Banking and Financial Occupation degree from Hibbing AVTI and a Paralegal/Legal Assistant degree from Itasca Community College.

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The Board of the Itasca Community College Foundation announces that it has hired Susan Lynch as Foundation/Alumni Director. → Read more

Tom’s late father, Bill McBride, was a long-time coach at ICC and Tom, his sisters, and his mother spent a lot of time watching sporting events on the college campus. “One Halloween,” Tom recalls, “my friends’ costumes were of professional athletes; I dressed as Dan Mell, the quarterback of the ICC football team!” → Read more

The Itasca Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its annual Scholarship Awards Reception was held on April 26, 2016. The Foundation was able to award over $150,000 in Scholarships to ICC students for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The ICC Foundation Board of Directors would like to thank all who support our local college and foundation as we are humbled by the generosity of local businesses, individuals, and donors who value education. → Read more