Monthly Archives: January 2017

Making an Impact in Unexpected Ways

Right before the holidays I became aware of a wonderful story I needed to share.  I had seen an obituary for a 94-year-old woman named Marie who recently passed away.  It was noted that she finished ninth grade and did not continue through high school, but rather stayed at home to help on the farm.  A firm believer in education, however, Marie later attended night school at FVTC, proudly completing her GED certificate.
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What’s Ahead for FVTC in 2017

Even though we’re a few weeks into the new year, I thought I might share some of what’s ahead for FVTC this year.  I had the honor of joining a number of business and governmental leaders in sharing some thoughts about the overall 2017 Economic Outlook in the December 2016 edition of the New North B2B magazine, but here I will focus on just a couple of items more specific to the College. Continue reading

Poverty is Everyone’s Issue

Our mid-year all employee meeting this week welcomed the expertise of Dr. Bethanie Tucker, author and consultant, for three presentations on better understanding people living in poverty. Her engaging address before all faculty and staff in the morning included a blend of humor and shared life experiences to the delight of over 800 people. Dr. Tucker later spoke to two smaller groups of staff and faculty, allowing them to take a deeper dive into various aspects of this topic.
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