We were so pleased to welcome Dr. David Black, President of Lakeland University, and several of his staff to FVTC this week to spend a few minutes celebrating what has been a 40-year partnership between our organizations. We commemorated the occasion by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding as a launch pad for the opportunities we will be working on together in the coming years. For 40 years the people of this region have been served well by this partnership, particularly the thousands of individuals who have completed their associate degree from FVTC and went on to earn a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree through Lakeland University’s Kellett Center in Neenah. Happy 40th Lakeland and FVTC!
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.
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.
Last week I was joined by a great team from FVTC at a required accreditation-related event in Chicago – something called a Strategy Forum. The purpose of this forum was to develop and design an important improvement project for the College.
This 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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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
This year’s Fox Valley Technical College Community Open House on October 3 welcomed a record turnout. The event, which is also held at our regional centers and at the Oshkosh Riverside campus, offers something for everyone. You can explore career paths, learn about paying for college, talk to instructors and current students, check out amazing technologies, and apply for college without paying an admission fee.