A Love Story that Began at Alex Tech

John and Dawn Schenk: We understand the struggles with
college costs and that's why we decided to establish a scholarship.It was 1970 in Alexandria, MN where Dawn Gutzman first met John Schenk. With education in mind they began their post-secondary education at Alex Tech where John majored in Computer Programming and Dawn in Accounting.

They both served on the Student Senate and were very active in college. John started both years for the Alexandria Norsemen basketball team (they won the state championship both years!) and Dawn became involved in the Alex Tech athletics through planning schedules, recording stats, and keeping scores.

After graduating college, they married and moved to Omaha, NE where John served four years in the US Air Force as a computer programmer and Dawn worked at a bank. In 1975 they moved to St. Cloud where both worked many years for Fingerhut Corporation.

Unable to have children, they decided to change their priorities… to retire at a younger age and enjoy their life, from volunteering to following their favorite sports teams.

In appreciation of their education and opportunities at Alex Tech and to honor their time here, they decided to "pay it forward" by establishing the John & Dawn Schenk Honorary Scholarship.

Alumni Spotlight


Scholarship Opportunity

Alumni Scholarships: 10 - 15 $300 scholarships will be awarded to CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF ATCC ALUMNI ONLY

Criteria: Applicants must include the name of the parent or grandparent who attended ATCC, their program, and year graduated in the application.

Deadline: Varies. For more information please contact Linda Dolan at 320-762-4439 or atccscholarships@alextech.edu

Click here to donate to the alumni scholarship.