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Celebrating a 40-Year Partnership

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!

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Celebrating our 40-year partnership with our colleagues from Lakeland University.

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

If you or a family members 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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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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Leadership in Our Communities

This week was “education day” for both the Leadership Oshkosh and Leadership Fox Cities groups, and I had the opportunity to interact with both.  It was a pleasure to offer some welcome remarks to Leadership Fox Cities as the group spent about a half day at the Appleton Campus getting a firsthand look at several of our technical programs.
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Making an Impact in Unexpected Ways

Right before the holidays I became aware of a wonderful story I needed to share.  I had seen an obituary for a 94-year-old woman named Marie who recently passed away.  It was noted that she finished ninth grade and did not continue through high school, but rather stayed at home to help on the farm.  A firm believer in education, however, Marie later attended night school at FVTC, proudly completing her GED certificate.
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