MSC Southeast Larson Outstanding Alumni Award


At its Commencement Ceremony held in Winona on May 13, Minnesota State College Southeast named Michelle Larson, Class of 2014, the Red Wing Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2022.

Michelle was nominated for the award by MSC Southeast Director of Communications, Katryn Conlin.


Michelle graduated from MSC Southeast with a degree in Medical Coding in 2014 and worked in that field for Mayo Clinic as a Unit Coordinator for five years. At the same time, she finished a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2016 and an MBA in 2018, both from Saint Mary’s University in Winona.

She served as the Executive Director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce from 2017 to 2021. In addition, she was elected to serve as a school board director to Lake City Public Schools. She began her first 4-year term in January 2017 and is currently serving in her second 4-year term.

In February 2021, Michelle was appointed as the President and CEO of the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, where she has continued her success as a community leader during the challenges of a global pandemic and beyond.


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