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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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Congratulating Graduates in Record Numbers

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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!
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Award Winning Weekend for PTK at FVTC

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.

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    Several of us celebrated our PTK achievements in Nashville.

Excellence Abounds at Student Ambassador Event

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.
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