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Lorenson selected to lead Rural Community College Alliance


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JIM LORENSON, Gogebic Community College president, taps away at his computer on Wednesday afternoon. A quote from Walt Disney is attached to the wall, "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."


IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College is a leader in the rural community college ranks nationwide, according to school President Jim Lorenson. Lorenson was selected to lead the Rural Community College Alliance, comprised of about 650 rural community colleges. Lorenson said a rural community college in the southwest and the southeast and the upper Midwest will all have striking similarities, once you account for the regional demographics.

A rural CC is likely located in an economically depressed area, with less than ideal broadband capacity, servi...

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