Students and faculty from Winona State University-Rochester

The Community Creative Achievement Day is a new annual event focused on the research and community projects of Winona State University-Rochester students and faculty.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSU-Rochester held the first CCAD as an online symposium on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Students and faculty presented their academic and public service work as a way to connect with the community and to highlight our creative achievements.

Presentations from the 2020 CCAD are now available to view online. Members of Minnesota State system colleges and universities can login with their Star ID to watch full presentations on mediaspace. Presentations are also accessible to the public on YouTube. See the full 2020 CCAD program and videos below.

Thank you to the students and faculty that shared their research and work with our community. We look forward to joining together again next year for another Community Creative Achievement Day.


2020 CCAD Keynote Address


Gayle Olsen, Professor Emeritus of Nursing, gave the keynote address at the inaugural CCAD. In her presentation, titled “Launching a Collaborative Project that Established Scholarship,” Prof. Olsen discussed how she connected her academic research to the creation of the nonprofit Community Pathways to Family Health & Recovery. This Rochester nonprofit provides support and resources for families impacted by substance abuse and addiction.


2020 CCAD Program


  • Closing Remarks
    • Dr. Jeanine Gangeness, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of Rochester and Dean for the School of Graduate Studies




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