On July 1, we had a transition at Fox Valley Technical College. Two long-time members of our Board of Trustees, Dr. Jack Rhodes of Waupaca and Don Waldvogel of Hilbert, have retired after years of dedicated service to our students and the College. Our volunteer trustees give tirelessly of their time, energy and talent to ensure that we are fulfilling our important mission. I particularly enjoyed working with Jack on the opening of our new Waupaca Regional Center in 2008. He was instrumental in bringing that dream to reality. Thank you, Jack! Similarly in 2001, Don played a key role in supporting our new facility in the Chilton community. Thanks, Don, for your many years in representing the Calumet County region, as well as being a tremendous advocate for the agriculture industry!
As a community, we owe these gentlemen – and all our trustees – our deepest gratitude for their leadership and insight. I’d like to add my personal thanks for the support, guidance and friendship they have extended to me in the first few years of my presidency.
The summer season often means “camp” for many youngsters. While we don’t offer any overnight stays or campfires, Fox Valley Technical College does offer several great hands-on “camp” experiences for middle school and high school kids from area communities.
June featured our “Adventures in Print” camp that allowed our young participants to learn about the world of printing and related careers. This week we are running our 3rd annual “GirlTech” camp, where girls have the opportunity to explore and work with a wide-range of technology in areas such as electronics, robotics, IT, and forensic science. It was great to see GirlTech featured on WBAY Channel 2 — view WBAY video coverage of GirlTech Camp.
I decided to try my hand at blogging as a means to share insights and information with all of you. On this blog you can expect to find my comments on a variety of topics that I find particularly important or noteworthy. I’ll aim to include something for everyone, including photos, video and web links which might provide a behind-the-scenes look for many of you.
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