Category Archives: Students & Alumni

A Wonderful Sight

IMG_0764What a beautiful day it was this past Sunday—not only the weather and the fact that it was Mothers’ Day, but celebrating with the 475 graduates participating in FVTC’s spring commencement ceremony.  The future looks very bright for these graduates, along with about 2,300 additional grads throughout this past year.

How bright does the future look?

95% graduate employment—the highest in 17 years

$39,000 + average yearly salary for graduates after six months in the workforce

$52,000 + average yearly salary for graduates after five years in the workforce

Taking a Global Perspective

Last week we were honored to host a very interesting lunch event at the College that was coordinated by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) featuring a terrific panel discussing America’s Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters for Wisconsin. Panelists and featured speakers included Rep. Mike Gallagher from Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District; John Ellenberger, Sr. VP for International Development at Land O’ Lakes; retired U.S. Army Lt. General William Troy; and Liz Schrayer, President/CEO of USGLC. About 150 business, government, education, and community leaders were in attendance.

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So Much Positive Energy in One Place

Our mid-year commencement was full of energy and enthusiasm last weekend at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Always a great venue to celebrate our most recent graduates. About 300 of our 627 graduates from our full array of occupational programs participated in the mid-year ceremony and were cheered on by a couple thousand of their family members and friends. It’s been an honor to serve each one of these students.

Dr. Susan May addresses the audience at the December 2017 commencement ceremony

Our mid-year commencement is always full of enthusiasm from every seat in the house.

 

Nursing at Its Finest — Our Grads in a League of Their Own

If you or a family member are considering the many options for nursing school, there’s a very good reason to consider Fox Valley Technical College – results.  Per the latest national NCLEX nursing exam results, both the cohorts of FVTC’s registered nursing (ADN) graduates and licensed practical nursing (LPN) graduates have achieved the #1 ranking.
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60 Years of Outdoor Learning

watertestingThis fall marks 60 years of our faculty, students, and graduates from the Natural Resources Technician program making a significant impact on both our local, state, and national ecosystems. Over the years our students have led such efforts like the updating of visitor maps at Wisconsin’s state parks and water testing projects for our lakes and rivers, in addition to working with many agencies on a variety of conservation initiatives. Congratulations!

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Connecting Students to Opportunities in the Health Care Sector

I had an opportunity today to stop by the Health Care Job Fair at our Appleton Campus, joined by Mary Downs, executive director of the FVTC Foundation, and State Representative Mike Rohrkaste.  What a wonderful array of health care employers represented there, all looking for talent to support their facilities or operations in northeast Wisconsin. Continue reading