2013 Roads Scholars

2013 Roads Scholar Graduates

The Road Scholars graduation ceremony took place May 15, 2014, at the Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day in Alexandria, Minnesota. LTAP Director Jim Grothaus congratulated this year's Road Scholar graduates as each received a certificate for completing the program. Nine of this year's 12 graduates attended the ceremony.

More than 2,200 students from all over Minnesota are currently enrolled in the Roads Scholar program, which combines a range of training options into a structured curriculum. The program, in its ninth year, awards certificates to maintenance workers who complete a variety of training workshops and programs.

To become a Roads Scholar, participants must earn eight credits within five years from a combination of required and elective courses. Training options include LTAP workshops, Circuit Training and Assistance Program (CTAP) workshops, and other events. More than 100 participants have graduated since 2005.

2013 Graduates

Berg

Todd Berg, City of Brooklyn
Center

Dressel

Mike Dressel, City of Waconia

Erchull

Thomas Erchull, St. Louis
County

Farver

Cory Farver, Washington
County

Johnson

David Johnson, City of Breezy
Point

LaPlante

Jeff LaPlante, Olmsted County

Moldenhauer

Don Moldenhauer, City of
Waconia

Nearhoof

Niles Nearhoof, City of Coon
Rapids

Opheim

Josh Opheim, City of
Robbinsdale

Robertus

Tom Robertus, City of
Robbinsdale

Storms

Pete Storms, City of Waconia

Tschida

Lynn Tschida, MnDOT

Students who completed their coursework by December 31, 2013, are considered the Class of 2013.