Academic, Athletic, and Personal Success

Our graduates have used their experience to secure a variety of employment opportunities and as the basis for their continuing education. Take a look at what they are doing now. We are very proud of them!

Kaysha Hyde

Vermilion alumni, Kahsha Hyde, was hired by the National Park Service for a seasonal horse mounted patrol ranger job in Yosemite National Park. Kahsha is a graduate of Vermilion Community College’s 18 week Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy and she is the first graduate to be hired for this coveted position. Kahsha will ride a wild mustang in the park as part of the park’s partnership between the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management in their effort to find homes for wild mustangs. Kahsha will patrol trails, roads, and in the backcountry providing law enforcement, visitor assistance, and representing the park as a goodwill ambassador.

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Clare Waldoch

Vermilion alumni, Clare Waldoch, is working for CoFire Aviation in Colorado and gave an excellent interview on season 3, episode 1 of “Behind the Wings: Fighting Fire From the Sky.”

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Michael Misner

Rainy River alumni, Michael Misner, transferred to Bemidji State University where he majored in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. He knew he always wanted to work in sports and the program at Bemidji helped me learn about the different careers that were out there! Upon graduation from Bemidji, he received an entry level sales position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. After 14 months in that position, he was promoted into a full-time role as an Account Executive, Membership Sales with the Timberwolves.

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Kate Anderson

Kate graduated from Rainy River in Spring 2009 with my AA degree. She then
transferred to Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN to complete her bachelor’s degree in General Business with an Accounting minor. She now lives in Shoreview, MN and is a credit analyst at a bank in Woodbury, MN.

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I chose Mesabi Range College because it was close to where I was living, had a small campus, and was very affordable. I am from Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil and came to the United States in January 2017 as a foreign exchange student at Chisholm High School. While at CHS, I heard about Mesabi Range College and started looking into becoming a student. The process of becoming a college international student is a very complex and overwhelming process, but with persistence and assistance from MRC staff, I was able to enroll in classes at MRC in January of 2018 seeking my AA Degree. After taking a few classes, I heard about the Iron Range Engineering Program and I was very interested in learning more about it. In August of 2018, I became an IRE student, seeking an Associate of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. IRE is a project based program which not only teaches students the theoretical part of engineering, but also the practical, hands-on part. Iron Range Engineering is the perfect fit for me. My goal is to become a civil engineer.