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BSC CETI earns LERN award

Posted on 12/5/2012

Bismarck State College's Continuing Education, Training and Innovation (BSC CETI) division has been honored for excellence in management practice by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association of lifelong learning.

BSC CETI was recognized for its business and marketing plan and was selected from a field of more than 100 entries from four countries.

The award letter noted, "The more programs plan, the more they succeed. The more programs write down those plans, the more they succeed. And when they attach numbers to those plans, like Bismarck State did, they set an example for other programs. A good business and marketing plan not only says where you are going, but how to get there."

The plan was submitted by BSC's Carla Hixson, associate vice president for Continuing Education, Training & Innovation, and Lori Heinsohn, director of Continuing Education, Training & Innovation.

LERN's criteria for selection included leading-edge lifelong learning efforts, originality, innovation, appropriateness and adaptability as a model for other programs, replicability and measurable outcomes.

Julie Coates, vice president of information services for LERN, said that this year's award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted.

For more information about the LERN Awards or about LERN services, visit

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