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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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! Continue reading →
An exceptional effort last week by students from our Automation and Electronics Club, as well as the faculty and staff who supported their work in holding the largest recycling day at FVTC to date in celebration of Earth Week.
Visitors celebrate the grand re-opening of our Bordini Center.
Last week we held a “grand re-opening” of our Bordini Center for both the community and college staff. After 30 years of serving the workplace training needs of thousands of employers and organizations, as well as hundreds of thousands of their employees and customers, this well-used facility really needed renovation. Through this process an entirely new configuration of space was achieved to better serve our customers for the next 30 years, including a much larger conference room that will seat about 400 people and added technologies to several training labs.
It was great to have over 300 people stop by to see what the new Bordini Center has to offer. If you haven’t had a chance to visit there recently, be sure to stop by.
The remodeled Bordini lobby provides a warm welcome to guests.
I so often cross paths with the many incredible FVTC graduates who live and work in our region, and in any number of terrific careers. Last week, however, I was so very proud of sharing an event with a 2001 graduate of our Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program who currently serves as the Sheriff of Dodge County, Dale Schmidt. Sheriff Schmidt, in fact, is one of the youngest sheriffs to serve in that capacity in our state. Continue reading →