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Dr. Nadolny's Farewell

Dr. Nadolny's Farewell

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Posted by WSC Marketing

WILLISTON, N.D. - After seven years as Williston State College President, students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered to thank and say good-bye to Dr. Raymond Nadolny Wednesday, June 29 in the Donn Skadeland Gym.

Senator Hoeven's Field Representative, Jon Cameron read a letter on behalf of Hoeven thanking Nadolny for his time in Western North Dakota. Dr. John Miller (Acting President), Terry Olson (Executive Director WSC Foundation), Kim Weismann (Faculty Staff President), and Eliel LaFavor (Student Staff Senate President) all spoke on how Dr. Nadolny was integral part in transforming WSC into the college it is today.

During his seven years as WSC's president, Dr. Nadolny oversaw the construction of Frontier Hall, the front drive, the back drive, the CTE Building, the new TrainND building, the Science Center, the baseball field, the fast-pitch softball field, and WSC's new ornamental pump jack. These additions, which account for $31 million in capital projects, have completely transformed Williston State.

Additionally, the $12 million Stevens Hall renovation transformed WSC's main building into a 21st century leaning environment and a partnership with Williston Parks and Recreation completed the $77 million recreation center, the ARC.

Nadolny emphasized that everything created in his time at WSC would not have been possible without the College's guardian angel - the Williston State College Foundation. The Foundation provides full scholarships to every high school graduate in the College's service area.

"It has been my privilege and my honor to be associated with the students, faculty and staff of Williston State College," stated Nadolny. "My heart will always remain a part of Williston State's family, where people do indeed make the difference."

Nadolny will be returning to his family in the Seattle area. 

For more information, contact Natalie Boese at 701-774-4222
For any information regarding WSC, please visit, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.