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[Video/Audio] Technology Pioneer, Hallan, Honored by ECMECC

Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 6:02 am
ECMECC Director, Steve Hallan and Rep. Sondra Erickson

ECMECC Director, Steve Hallan and Rep. Sondra Erickson

A local technology pioneer was honored Thursday in Braham. Family, friends, colleagues and legislative leaders gathered at Braham High School to honor East Central Educational Cable Cooperative Director, Steve Hallan, who is retiring after 21 years. Hallan helped get ECMECC off the ground, and says even he is surprised with the success and growth of the co-op.


Hear Hallan’s Comments:

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Commissioner of Education, Alice Seagren, joins through video conference

Commissioner of Education, Alice Seagren, joins through video conference

ECMECC brings interactive television to 12 area school districts, as well as Pine Technical College. The Co-op started in 1984, sharing live video and audio signals between six area schools, helping make more interactive classrooms. Commissioner of Education, Alice Seagren, joined the celebration Thursday, appropriately, through video conference.

Hear Alice Seagren’s Comments:

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The celebration, Thursday, was also for ECMECC’s 25th anniversary.

3 Comments

  1. Jim Hallan 09/26/08 at 11:15am

    I’m Steve’s brother and wish to thank you for putting this article on the net. I wish I could have been there to share in this celebration for a job well done. Jim

  2. Dave Hallan 09/27/08 at 11:35am

    I am Steve’s other older brother, I also wish to thank you for posting this. I am very proud of my little brother and what he accomplished in his 21 years of work with ECMECC. I think you people discovered what we knew all along growing up, Steve’s a good man, be it at work, play, community, or church. Thanks DKHallan

  3. Lois Parsons 09/28/08 at 5:27pm

    Congratulations and way to go Steve! A very dear cousin and lifelong friend. We continue as we always have been: So proud of you!
    Lois and Chuck

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