Author Archives: Dr. May

The Impact of Oshkosh Corporation

Last week I was able to get “up close and personal” with Oshkosh Corporation in two very different ways.  The first was through a conversation with one of our student veterans who was sharing with me how he had survived explosions in three separate encounters while serving in the Middle East, the last one being very serious and causing substantial personal injury.  He was quick to point out, though, as he pulled up a photo on his phone of what was left of the vehicle he was riding in, that he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Oshkosh Corporation.
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Building Decades of Success from the Ground Up in Residential Construction

When summer comes, year after year, we gather people together to celebrate the completion of a new single family home somewhere in the Fox Valley Region – a home that’s been completely constructed by our Residential Building Construction students, with the guidance of our faculty and staff.  A few weeks ago, we held this annual celebration in Greenville.
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Student’s Small Town Dreams Land on Big Stage

It makes my day when we can shine a spotlight on the exemplary achievements of our students—whether it be through the news, during a college event, via social media, or like we did recently with Eric Kovacevich at our Board of Trustees meeting in June.
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Working Their Way to a Business Near You: FVTC Grads

Another academic year has come and gone and it’s time once again to reflect on the success of Fox Valley Technical College graduates. Our annual Graduate Employment Research Report surveys FVTC alumni both six months after graduation and five years from earning their degree. A summary of this year’s report cites a few notable findings: Continue reading

Congratulating Graduates in Record Numbers

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A record number of graduates participated in this spring’s commencement ceremony.

This past Sunday reminded me once again how special our spring commencement ceremony is. Not only is the event a  culmination of another successful academic year, but during our May 14 commencement ceremony there were more than 500 graduates to congratulate – a record number to walk across the stage in our formal cap and gown ceremony!
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Unique Welding Sculpture – A Must See!

For the second year in a row, one of our high school welding students from the Wautoma School District as part of a dual credit partnership will be moving on to the National Skills USA competition after placing first in the State event for Welding Sculpture.  Congratulations to senior Olivia Arreola and her FVTC instructor, Jessie Lloyd, for the outstanding effort and wonderful success.  And all the best at the Skills USA nationals!Welding