John Tarnowski is the first graduate of Minnesota LTAP's Roads Scholar Program. He received his certificate in April 2005 at the Spring Maintenance Training Expo in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Tarnowski, project manager with Mn/DOT's Maintenance Operations Research Unit, said he was "honored to be the first to acquire the Roads Scholar credits and qualify for the certificate and recognition I received." Although he's completed the accreditation process, Tarnowski is carrying on with his training. "I learned a considerable amount attending the classes," he said, "and plan to continue attending new ones as they become available."