Celebrating 50 Years

Anoka Technical College celebrates its 50th Anniversary.


The 50th Anniversary of Anoka Technical College is 2017!

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You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Anoka Technical College is celebrating 50 years of technical education excellence on Thursday, Oct. 5, and you’re invited!

At the 50th Anniversary Celebration, you’ll have the opportunity to view historical exhibits, watch demonstrations in technical trades, and take self-guided tours. You will also be invited to explore the various program areas, such as Mechanical Drafting, Machine Trades, Biomedical Technology, Horticulture, Health Information Technology, and many more.

Watch demonstrations in robotics, captioning and laser technology, see a 3D Printer at work, or get a free blood pressure test. There will be many opportunities to engage with students, faculty, staff and volunteers at Anoka Tech, across a broad range of academic areas.

50th Anniversary Celebration

3 to 6 pm (Program at 3:30 pm)
Thursday, Oct. 5
Anoka Technical College

The event will include a formal program, which will take place at 3:30 pm, Thursday, in the Student Center. Community leaders and faculty will speak on the history of Anoka Tech and what the college means to the community. Presenters include:

  • Dr. Kent Hanson, president of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Jay Boyle, faculty
  • Jay Cowles, a trustee of the Minnesota State Board of Trustees
  • Sen. Jim Abeler, Minnesota Senator
  • Caroline Rosdahl, the first faculty member of Anoka Tech
  • Mark Rosenwinkel, son of Anoka Tech’s Founder Howard Rosenwinkel
  • Thomas Lien, Student Senate president

“At Anoka Technical College, we have a long-standing history of offering the best technical education to students and anyone looking to advance their skills,” said President Kent Hanson.

“We’re proud to be part of the community, and we appreciate the community support that has allowed us to flourish. We’re excited for the future at Anoka Tech, especially at a time when graduates in the skilled trades are in high demand.”

The 50th Anniversary Celebration is free and open to the public. It will include many interactive opportunities, as well as light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

For more information, visit AnokaTech.edu.