Andi Fink
Andi Fink

Andi Fink ’16, MFA, a graphic design technology faculty at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), has been named DCTC 2020 Instructor of the Year.

“I am really honored to receive the DCTC 2020 Instructor of the Year Award,” Fink said. “When I signed on to teach, I never thought there were awards to be won, so I wasn’t teaching to win an award—I was and am doing it because I love it. I love working with students who are just dipping their toes into design for the first time. I love seeing the look on their faces as they start to connect the dots and feel the power of the knowledge they’ve gained at the school.”

Fink added that she feels privileged to be a part of each student’s educational journey. She is also proud to be a member of the Graphic Design Technology and Web Design teaching community, noting that she admires her DCTC colleagues for the expertise and dedication they bring to their profession.

“The best part of receiving the award was getting to read some of the responses from my students about why they voted for me,” Fink said. “It feels good to know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”

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