Brown College Names Del Fischer Broadcasting Scholarship Winner

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In support of students who embody a commitment to service and community.

L-R: Kei Tilander, Michael Dane Sellstedt

to everyone at Brown College who has made me feel so welcome and encouraged me in this new direction. You all are the best!

Brown College today announced that Michael Dane Sellstedt has been named the 2009 recipient of the new Del Fischer Broadcasting Scholarship. In February 2009 the Dakota Radio Group, Ingstad Family Media and the listeners of KGFX collectively donated $8,500 to the Career Education Scholarship Fund, in support of Brown College students who embody a commitment to service and community. Established to honor the memory of beloved South Dakota radio broadcaster, Del Fisher, the scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a student who best exemplifies Del Fisher's spirit of community service and leadership.

Prospective recipients were judged on financial need (determined by the school), a student essay on one of two pre-determined topics, evaluation of activities, both inside and outside of school, that demonstrate a personal commitment to service and leadership and letter(s) of recommendation that address how the applicant met specific scholarship criteria.

Michael, who utilizes the stage name of "Michael Dane," is no stranger to the world of radio and entertainment. Dane has an impressive resume that includes both film and television acting credits, along with an established history of working in broadcast radio in New York City, on the Mancow Morning Show in Chicago, and most recently as the host of Seattle Rock Live in Seattle.

The native Minnesotan has always wanted to work in the entertainment industry. "I had looked at Brown College a few years ago, but knew that I'd probably never finish, so I let it drop," said Dane. "I came back to Brown this past February and met with my admissions representative, George Hild. He was really beneficial in helping me see the big picture and his sincerity made me feel like someone really cared about my future."

Shortly after starting at Brown, Michael heard about the Del Fisher Broadcasting Scholarship and decided to apply. Among the many entries received, Michael's truly stood out for the variety of community events he's been involved with and the high level of professionalism shown in his work. Michael summed up his feelings by expressing his gratitude to the Dakota Radio Group and Ingstad Family Media for making this possible and "to everyone at Brown College who has made me feel so welcome and encouraged me in this new direction. You all are the best!"

Michael's ultimate goal after earning his degree is to have his own talk show format on national radio. After a few short months at Brown College, no one doubts he'll achieve his dream.

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Brown has enjoyed more than 60 years of success in training and graduating students in technology, design, and broadcast fields. Brown College offers programs in criminal justice, broadcasting, business management, design, and technology. Brown College does not guarantee employment or salary. Founded in 1946, Brown College provides students with the knowledge, technical skills and hands-on training needed to succeed in fields such as network and software development, game design and development, graphic design, radio broadcasting, digital media, criminal justice, interior design, and business management. Brown College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Brown College is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of schools. For more information visit

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