Tolstedt named NPCC Business Student of the Month

Jacob Tolstedt
Monday, October 9, 2023

Jacob Tolstedt has been selected as North Platte Community College’s Business Student of the Month for October.

Tolstedt graduated from Alliance High School in 1996. He currently lives in North Platte and chose to attend NPCC because it’s in his hometown.

“I have been surprised at how accepting the faculty, staff and younger students are to an older student going back to school,” Tolstedt said of his experience so far. “Faculty in the business department have been very helpful in guiding me toward reaching my goals.”

Business instructor Cathy Nutt nominated Tolstedt for the Student of the Month recognition.

“Jake is an exemplary student who is a joy to have in class,” said Nutt. “He is always prepared, willing to answer and ask questions and appreciates the opportunity to get his education. Jake is a non-traditional student who manages a full-time job and a family and is an active Boy Scout leader. Yet, he still manages to excel in his coursework. It is that dedication and commitment that makes him stand out as an excellent choice for Business Student of the Month.” 

Tolstedt is studying business administration at NPCC. He’s on track to graduate in the spring of 2025.

“I hope to use what I am learning at Mid-Plains to further my career with Murphy Tractor where I have worked as a diesel technician for the last 16 years,” said Tolstedt.

When not in class, Tolstedt enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda, and serves as a Scout leader for Pack/Troop 292 - a role he has had for the past 12 years.