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
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!
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!
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.
What a terrific few days at the International Phi Theta Kappa Conference with students and staff in Nashville. Several major awards came home to FVTC:
- Our Chapter won the Distinguished College Project Hallmark Award.
- Jennifer McIntosh received the Distinguished Advisor Award.
- And I was very honored to receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction for College presidents and chancellors.
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.
What an honor to celebrate with 16 of our students nominated to serve as the College’s next ambassador. Amazing students of all ages and backgrounds excelling in their fields. The common themes in listening to the remarks of all these students were their gratefulness in finding a career passion and appreciation for the level of support they’ve received at FVTC.