Campus News

Kollar Receives World Citizen Award


kollar receives award5/14/14
Canby Campus
Through the generosity of Dr. Mark M. Welter, this award provides an annual tribute to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' students who most exemplify the thoughts, words and actions demanded by a 21st Century World Citizen. Award recipients are nominated by college/university faculty and staff and share some or all of the following beliefs/commitments:

  • All people are of a common species who share a common adventure in a common home.

  • The world shares common problems (pollution, terrorism, challenges) but views them through differing cultural and religious value perspectives.

  • All citizens of planet Earth mutually share an interconnected, fragile biosphere.

  • All people—all cultures, all creeds, all colors, and all countries—have been “depositors and withdrawers at the world bank of knowledge.”

  • Our world is increasingly, inexorably, and undeniably interdependent.

  • No one nation, people, region, or creed can unilaterally deal with contemporary challenges of pollution, population, poverty, pandemics, and peace.


The recipient of the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award from Minnesota West Community & Technical College is Canby’s very own Jackie Kollar. Congratulations Jackie!