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Don’t demean college grads

It was with great interest that I read Tim Omarzu’s Aug. 3 article on the new NID manager.

Mr. Omarzu and Mr. Bierwagen seemed to take delight that Ron Nelson, the new manager, had no college education.

The glee seemed to increase when the report stated that the final applicants were all college-educated engineers.



While I, like most Americans, love to read success stories where the apparent underdog rises to the top, I believe this article was demeaning to the engineers whom I assume are current NID employees.

While I know nothing of the corporate or business culture at NID, I can say that in my many years in business I cannot cite you one instance where not having a college degree “can be a good thing.”




It is a sad, sad day when the youth of our community can read on the front page of The Union that high profile people suggest that not having a college degree can be a good thing.

Don Kneepkens

Grass Valley


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