Minot State University

Gino Maxi (2012)

My First Generation Story

About the Student

Gino Maxi

Gino Maxi is the third of four children. Gino is the first in his family to graduate high school and earn a bachelor’s degree. College was within his reach with the help of an athletic scholarship from Minot State University’s football team. Gino pushes himself every day to be the best person he can be in the classroom, on the field, and around the community. Struggling with injuries throughout his college career, he understands the importance of academics and strives to do his best at all times. Gino is currently enrolled in the Information Systems program at Minot State University.

Student Stats

Name: Gino Maxi (2012)
Age: 22
Year in School: Senior
Major: Management Information Systems
Favorite Course: Networking
Dream Job: Network Operations Engineer

About the School

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Minot State University is a regional, public institution located in the northwest region of North Dakota, serving students from Minot, the region, state, nation, and other countries. Undergraduate and graduate courses and programs are offered on campus and at a distance, through face-to-face, online, and alternative modes of delivery. Non-credit and professional training and experiences are offered to students and community members.

Committed to high academic standards and professional support for students, the university is dedicated to student success, engaged and life-long learning, advancement of knowledge, effective student service, and development of students of character. These commitments are grounded in effective and motivated teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. General studies and a variety of programs are offered in the arts and sciences, business, and education and health sciences. A wide range of student support services is provided to on-campus and off- campus students.

The university values critical and creative thinking, vitality of communities and cultures, stewardship of place, and the multicultural and global environment. The university honors and supports the dignity and rights of diverse individuals, freedom of expression, academic freedom, ethical and moral behavior, integrity, fairness, and honesty.

Minot State University is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all students: their growth and development as educated citizens, their confidence, and their life-long devotion to the common good and the welfare of others.



  • Kellee Edmonds
    Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
    (202) 478-4662