Moraine Park Class of 2014 heads out

by dritger19. May 2014 08:49

Moraine Park Class of 2014 heads out
Nearly 350 participate in May 17 commencement ceremony 

Anticipation filled the air as the Moraine Park Technical College Class of 2014 adjusted their caps and gowns; hugged family, friends and instructors; and prepared themselves to become the newest members of Wisconsin’s workforce. 

Nearly 350 commencement participants filled the Fond du Lac High School Field House for Moraine Park’s May 17 commencement ceremony as the graduates prepared to receive their diplomas and become Moraine Park alumni. A quote by an unknown source -- “May the dreams you dream be the future you find.” -- was the class motto adopted by the graduates from the College’s Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses. More than 760 graduate candidates completed their studies receiving associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas.  

Dr. James Eden, vice president of Academic Affairs, presided over the presentation of candidates with the conferring of degrees and diplomas done by Moraine Park President Sheila Ruhland. Kristen Finnel, dean of Health and Human Services and Dr. Fred Rice, dean of Applied Technology and Trades announced the graduate candidates. Dr. Richard Zimman, Moraine Park District Board chairperson and Lisa Mader, District Board treasurer, recognized the graduates. 

Keynote Speaker Trisha O’Callaghan, a 1997 Moraine Park graduate and owner/stylist of Benesseŕe Salon and Spa in Fond du Lac, shared her story, speaking of how life’s circumstances taught her responsibility, how to overcome challenges and the importance of taking care of others at an early age. She encouraged the graduates to be active and giving members of their communities, and to dig deep, dream big and work hard. “My journey didn’t end at a graduation ceremony at MPTC,” said O’Callaghan. “In reality, that is when my journey just began. Anyone can climb a mountain, but it is those who do it without stepping on others along the way who will feel the greatest sense of accomplishment.”

Zimman, who welcomed the Class of 2014 and their guests to the ceremony, expressed to the graduates how their hard work, perseverance and determination had gotten them to this point. “Commencement is a time to celebrate your successes and laugh at your failures,” he said, “because together, they have gotten you where you are today – earning your degree or technical diploma.” 

Ruhland extended her congratulations to the graduates wishing them success on their new journeys. “Our communities and our state could not move forth without you,” she said. “You are the future to a highly-trained workforce and to economic growth, not only in the communities served by Moraine Park but statewide. Congratulations.” 

Moraine Park’s graduation processional was led by bagpiper Mike Dickinson, with the ceremonial music performed by Brassination, a brass quintet from the Fond du Lac area. Shady Grove, also from the Fond du Lac area, provided the pre-ceremonial music.

Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912, and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Wis., Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses is also offered. Learn more at

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Lisa Karst ’12 named Moraine Park’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

by dritger19. May 2014 08:24

Lisa Karst ’12 named Moraine Park’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

“Education is a gift,” says Lisa Karst ’12, Moraine Park Technical College’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus and the 28th recipient of the award. “As with all things, you get out of it what you put into it. How you choose to apply yourself will directly impact what you receive. That applies to everything in life – your family, job and relationships.”

  2014 Distinguished Alumnus Lisa Karst, center, received her award during the Student Award Banquet. Director of College Advancement
                     Dana Knebel, left, and Moraine Park President
 Sheila Ruhland were there to congratulate her.                                                            

A lifelong learner, community service advocate, mother and wife, Karst is an assistant vice president/regional operations leader at National Exchange Bank & Trust, in Beaver Dam. She holds a number of Moraine Park certificates, including Principles of Management, 2001; Organizational Management, 2007; and Human Resources Development, 2009. Additionally, Karst earned her associate of applied science degree in Leadership Development from Moraine Park in 2012.

Karst, who resides near Beaver Dam in the Town of Burnett, insists her Moraine Park learning experiences enlivened her 25-year career in the financial services industry. “When I first enrolled at Moraine Park, I wasn’t necessarily looking for a degree,” she admits. “I just wanted to improve my skills and knowledge of human relations, personal interaction and leadership. I liked Moraine Park because it offered a broader focus than other colleges, so if I wanted to change direction, my education would better serve me.” 

As Karst’s education and professional on-the-job experience meshed, she leaped the corporate ladder – jumping from administrative assistant to customer service officer/branch manager, and finally to assistant vice president/regional operations leader. 

“Her journey through her degree gave her a great complement to her experience in banking,” says Nicole Wiese, Karst’s supervisor.  While Karst possessed most of the skills needed for advancement, those skills were further strengthened and broadened through her educational experience, according to Wiese.

Karst wholeheartedly agrees. “In the Leadership Development program I explored more about myself and applied what I learned where I worked,” she says. Karst gained knowledge and skills enrichment that boosted her personal and professional growth.

In particular, she mastered the tools and skills necessary to effectively manage staff and related challenges. “I learned the human behavioral aspects of leading people; how to facilitate employee development; conflict resolution skills; and the value of continuous learning,” says Karst.

A stellar student and role model, according to Leadership Development Instructor Mary Vogl-Rauscher, Karst attended Moraine Park while working full-time, volunteering in her community and juggling family life. Once again, Karst “put into it what she wanted to get out of it …” 

While pursuing her education, one of Karst’s daughters, Emma, was also pursuing a college degree. “It was kind of cool being in school at the same time,” Karst remembers. Today, Karst and her husband, Don, enjoy three grandchildren. Their daughters, Emma and Sabrina, are 25 and 28.

Karst, who loves her family dearly, also relishes her community and alma mater. She’s an active member of Beaver Dam Noon Kiwanis, Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Church Health Services Inc. and Moraine Park’s Leadership Development Advisory Committee. In this role, Karst works with other business and organizational leaders to continually improve and mold Moraine Park’s Leadership Development program. 

“I value the education I received at Moraine Park and I enjoy helping others in the program by assisting with the review of curriculum in an ever-changing business environment. Service is important,” Karst maintains. “I find it gratifying to give back to the community in which I live and work.”

Karst – who was recognized as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus during Moraine Park’s Student Awards Banquet, Friday, May 9 – offers simple advice to graduates. “You get out what you put in.” 

For more information about Moraine Park’s Distinguished Alumnus award as well as past recipients, visit, click on Alumni & Friends, the blue Alumni Association button and then Distinguished Alumnus Award.






Moraine Park honors students at annual Awards Banquet

by dritger16. May 2014 11:25

Moraine Park honors students at annual awards banquet

The hard work and academic achievement of nearly 300 Moraine Park Technical College students was recognized during the College’s annual Student Awards Banquet held May 9 at The Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira. 

Lisa Karst, Moraine Park’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient began the program by sharing her experiences as both a student and alumnus. Karst, of Burnett, is the assistant vice president/regional operations leader at National Exchange Bank & Trust in Beaver Dam. “I have no doubt my continued education opened the door to additional opportunities and played a role in my promotions,” said Karst, who challenged the students to be driven, stay involved and to give back or pay it forward. “It also allowed me to build friendships and a network that will last a lifetime.”  

The 2014-15 District Student Ambassador Award was presented to Kim Dickinson of Beaver Dam. Dickinson is enrolled in Moraine Park’s Business Management and Supervision program. She will assume her Ambassador role in fall, taking over for 2013-14 Student Ambassador Mihai Schnell Harrison of Ripon. 

Moraine Park presented the Student of the Year Award to nursing student E. Prakash Nair of West Bend for exemplifying the College’s core abilities, and excelling both in and outside of the classroom.  Nair thanked his family, fellow students and Moraine Park staff and instructors for helping him on his educational journey. “I can still remember my son sitting on my lap while I was studying and teach him his first nursing word: stethoscope,” said Nair, who graduates in May. 

Technical Achievement Awards were presented to 42 students. To receive this award, recipients must be enrolled in a one-year technical diploma program and have maintained a 3.25 GPA. They are judged on classroom participation and other contributions and characteristics that exemplify an outstanding student. Recipients were:  Garett Berndt of Adell; Broderick Hanson, Cody Sekel of Beaver Dam; Mitchell Moldenhauer of Berlin; Craig Hampton, Felicia Van Houten of Burnett; Andy Luedtke, Hannah Lange, Jeff Bong, Jessica Parsons of Campbellsport; Joe Barelmann of Cedarburg; Abigail Schaefer, Amanda Reinke, Michael Nischke, Amy Batura, Caleb Poss, Donald Wallender, Emma Endejan, Jordan Guelig, Kyle Buechel, Michael Schmid, Nicholas Messenger of Fond du Lac; Cody Ermer, Tyler Strupp of Hartford; Tracy Wehrmann of Howards Grove; Dustin Weiss of Iron Ridge; Justin Greif of Jackson; Isaac Theis, Kelsie Hennig, Zach Thornton of Kewaskum; Steven Smith of Kiel; Justin Broesch of Menomonee Falls; Danielle Dolinac of North Fond du Lac; Michelle Johnson of Ripon; Mason Pluim of Waupun; Aaron Hilgendorf, Brad Bond, DeWayne Sexton, Dylan Bresson, Jacob Wunderlich, Kenneth Smith, Nick Schmitt of West Bend.

The Meritorious Service Award is granted to students who have served the College through their leadership and participation in co-curricular activities such as student clubs, student government or other volunteer opportunities. This year’s 111 recipients include: Zach Kirchner, Garett Berndt of Adell; Dawn Woebbeking, Tyler Neely, Richard Goetsch of Allenton; Amanda Lee, Amy Surprise, Aubri Schmitt, Jaime Miller, Laine Meyer, Melinda Garczynski, Patrick Beilfuss, Cody Sekel, Dolores Hager, Garret Noyons, Robert Krist, Sharon Vlach of Beaver Dam; Mitchell Moldenhauer of Berlin; Eric Schemmel of Burlington; Craig Hampton, Kayla Ebert of Burnett; Jessica Henning, Jessica Parsons, Jordan Hanson, Karen Dauterman of Campbellsport; Austin Leider of Cedar Grove; Kyle Noltner of Cross Plains; Donald Wallender, Eric Quackenboss, Heather Pufahl, William Durfee, Amy Batura, Candace Mendoza, Christine Koenig, Francis Heredia, Francisco Nunez, Joseph Clark, Kia Goncalo, Lauren Duwell, Moriah Parrish, Nicholas Messenger of Fond du Lac; Kristy Sparacio of Fox Lake; Kevin Boudwine of Germantown; Andrew Michaels of Glenbeulah; Kari Willfahrt of Green Bay; Peg Bowser of Hartford; Cassie Lynn, Logan Wagner, Marissa DuQuette, Nate Christenson, Tyler Strupp, Bruce Wiese of Horicon; Danyelle Young of Hubertus; Dan Mose of Iron Ridge; Justin Greif of Jackson; Nicholas Goeman, Nikki Ricco, Sherry Drake of Juneau, Isaac Theis, Jake Forbes, Bonnie Weiss, Kelsie Hennig, Lisa Landry of Kewaskum; Steven Smith Kiel, Kari-Jo Koprek, Shawn Grimes of Lowell; Sarah Frederick of Markesan; Josh Livingston, Justin Gubin, William Milbrot of Mayville; Maddie Greco of Menomonee Falls; Thomas Bell of Mt. Horeb, Dalton Linzmeier of Nekoosa; Danielle Dolinac of North Fond du Lac; Marki Henderson of Omro; Jeremy Burggraf, Marion Scott of Oshkosh; Tracey Meredith of Plymouth, Jeremy Pulvermacher of Princeton; Hannah Miller of Randolph; Larissa Schumann, Leanne Gensch, Melissa Kuntz of Reeseville; Michelle Johnson, Jessica Purath, Samantha Beck, of Ripon; Marie Radschlag of Rubicon; Tyler Reynolds of Shabbona; Andrea Stover of Sheboygan, Trevor Reed of Watertown; Matt Pearce, Jennifer Sorenson of Waupun; Aaron Hilgendorf, Aaron Rusch, Ashley Dierberger, Brad Bond, Dylan Bresson, Jana Bruger, John Pocian, Jon Fisher, Karissa Laatsch, Krysta Meyer, Laura Hein, Logan Lang, Trevor Magnowski, DeWayne Sexton, E. Prakash Nair, Jeremy Foley, Kenneth Smith, Naomi Gosse of West Bend; Erik Hefner of Wilton.

Eighteen Moraine Park students received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Award. Who's Who Among Students is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. Students receive national recognition for achieving at least a 3.25 GPA as well as participating and showing leadership in academic and extracurricular activities. Those students include: Kirsten Lynch of Beaver Dam; Brittany Stark, Kerry Grunkowski, Lauren Duwell, Paige Frombach, Sandra Odekirk of Fond du Lac; Kristy Sparacio of Fox Lake; Ingrid Moder of Hustisford; Sherry Drake of Juneau; Steven Smith of Kiel; Jessica Krieger of Mayville; Leanne Gensch, of Reeseville; Katrina Switzler of Rosendale; Kaitlyn Zinecker of Wautoma; April Neumann, E. Prakash Nair, Stacey Scheinpflug, Stephen Orr of West Bend

Student government leadership recognition included Dan Mose, Beaver Dam Student Senate president; Joseph Clark, Fond du Lac Student Senate president; Bonnie Weiss, West Bend Student Senate president; Hannah Miller, District Student Government president; Francisco Nunez, Wisconsin Student Government lt. governor; and William Milbrot, Wisconsin Student Government governor. 

Also recognized at the banquet were the more than 100 students who were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society on April 30; and five students who received Community Stewardship, Activist and Leadership Award scholarships from the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers.

For more information about Moraine Park, visit




Trisha O’Callaghan is Moraine Park’s 2014 Commencement Keynote Speaker

by dritger15. May 2014 13:54

Trisha O’Callaghan is Moraine Park’s 2014 Commencement Keynote Speaker
Graduation set for May 17

Moraine Park Technical College has announced Trisha O’Callaghan, 1997 graduate of Moraine Park Technical College, as their 2014 Commencement keynote speaker.

The College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fond du Lac High School Field House. Dr. Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president, will preside over the ceremony.

Nearly 800 graduate candidates will be receiving associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas with approximately 350 graduate candidates expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. 

“We are excited and honored to have Trisha O’Callaghan as this year’s commencement speaker,” said Moraine Park president Sheila Ruhland. 

“I feel so humbled and so very honored,” said O’Callaghan, when asked about being the 2014 Commencement keynote speaker. “It has been such a privilege to continue to be involved with Moraine Park, from being part of the College’s Moraine Park Proud alumni campaign and now to be able to serve as keynote speaker.” 

Following graduation from Moraine Park, O’Callaghan began her professional career working at a variety of local salons. She then proceeded to open her own business, Benesseŕe Salon and Spa in Fond du Lac, which she continues to own and operate today.  

O’Callaghan is a native of Fond du Lac and in 1994, was crowned Miss Fond du Lac. She continues to remain involved in the Fond du Lac community giving back through charitable donations to a variety of local clubs and programs. She has assisted in the development of Fond du Lac’s “Look Good, Feel Better” Cancer Program. “Look Good, Feel Better” is a free public service program for women of any age undergoing cancer treatment. It focuses on how to look good and manage cancer treatments and recovery with greater confidence. 

O’Callaghan is also involved as a Moraine Park Alumni. She has been involved in the College’s Moraine Park Proud! Alumni Association Campaign. A campaign featuring Moraine Park alumni sharing their success stories. 

Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912, and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Wis., Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses is also offered. To find out more about Moraine Park, visit



Moraine Park hosts Taste of Ireland Dinner, May 8

by dritger30. April 2014 16:10

On Thursday, May 8, explore the culinary landscape of Ireland at Moraine Park Technical College’s Park Terrace in Fond du Lac, while helping students fulfill their study abroad dreams with Moraine Park’s International Education.

Enjoy a diverse three-course meal and cultural displays and activities. The menu includes Bubble and Squeak Cakes as an appetizer, an Irish Flag Salad and a Creamy Mussel Chowder. Diners then select one of the following entrees: Salmon with Bacon and Flaked Almonds, Scallops with Corn Pudding, Beef and Guinness Pie, or Irish Spaghetti. For dessert, Irish Cream Cheesecake will be served. 

This three-course Irish dinner is $20 per person, with proceeds supporting study abroad scholarships through the Moraine Park Foundation. The Taste of Ireland seating begins at 5 p.m., and the last seating will be at 6:30 p.m.

To make reservations for Taste of Ireland, please visit Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.  

For more information on this event, please visit



Moraine Park hosts Portfolio Night May 1

by dritger25. April 2014 12:58

Moraine Park Technical College will be hosting Portfolio Night for graduating students. On Thursday, May 1, students in the Interactive Media Design, Web Site Design and Digital Marketing programs will showcase their skills to prospective employers, the local community and Moraine Park personnel. 

This event is designed to allow students to highlight the projects and work they have completed during their program at Moraine Park. “We started Portfolio Night last year with the goal of highlighting the students work and accomplishments,” said Interactive Media Design instructor Tom Ward.

The event will be held on the Moraine Park West Bend campus in the Main Entrance foyer from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. For more information on the Moraine Park Portfolio Night please contact Kory Mitchell at 262-335-5838 or



Entries sought for Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show

by dritger15. April 2014 13:24

Entries sought for Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show

Moraine Park News Service

Show off your prized vehicle during the seventh annual Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show, Sunday, May 4, at Moraine Park Technical College’s Fond du Lac campus.

Hosted by the Moraine Park Auto Club, a group of students enrolled in the Automotive Technician program, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, with the gate opening at 7 a.m. for show participants. 

The entry categories include 1940s and older, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s -1990s, 2000 and newer, vintage truck (1966 and older), modern truck (1967-95), late-model truck (1966 and newer), custom truck, Mustang, Corvette, muscle car, foreign/exotic, street rod, tuner and motorcycle.

To preregister, obtain a car show flyer registration form at and submit it by April 25 with a check for $5, payable to the Moraine Park Auto Club. Registration proceeds help the Auto Club raise money for scholarships, registration and test fees for ASE certification, and educational activities such as trips to car assembly plants.

Registration at the gate the day of the event is $10. Spectator admission is $2 or free with 2 nonperishable food items. Children 12 and under are free. For directions to the Fond du Lac campus, visit  

For more information about the Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show, contact Craig Shwanz, Moraine Park Auto Technician instructor, at 920-924-3152 or, or visit



Moraine Park hosts Multicultural Day April 23

by dritger15. April 2014 13:07

Moraine Park hosts Multicultural Day April 23
Moraine Park News Service

It will be a cultural journey complete with food, entertainment and socializing as Moraine Park Technical College hosts their 18th Annual Multicultural Day on Wednesday, April 23. All are welcome to share in the celebration of diversity with over 15 different countries represented. 

Sponsored by the Multicultural Club, Student Senate, Diversity Relations, Culinary Arts Club and Human Resources Systems at Moraine Park, this free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cyber Center cafeteria on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus.

There will be a cultural attire show and parade starting at 11a.m., with booths and exhibitors representing different cultures with artifacts and information about the area they represent. The cultural cuisine this year includes foods from Germany, Italy, Jamaica and Japan. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students will be performing in the Multicultural Club Talent Show from 11:20 a.m.-12 p.m. This includes a Hmong dance, a Tai dance, a poetry reading and a rap presentation. The Die Speil Meisters, a three-piece German band from Waupun will bring their always lively and entertaining variety of German music to the stage from noon to 1 p.m. 

For more information about Moraine Park’s Multicultural Day or Multicultural Club, please contact Julie Lotto at 920-924-3196 or

To find out more about Moraine Park, visit


Register now for Tech Knowledge College

by dritger14. April 2014 12:00

Moraine Park Technical College invites middle-school students to explore college and careers through 15 hands-on activities during Tech Knowledge College (TKC). 

Registration is open on May 1 for the Aug. 5-7 event at the Fond du Lac campus. For a full listing of classes, visit Classes this summer include:

Be an Architect
Use your creativity to draw buildings!  You will be introduced to the Revit software to create building models, floor plans, elevations and colored perspectives to design your dream home!

Be an Electrician
Do you know what an electrician actually does? This session will teach you the basics of electricity fundamentals, including the use of multi-meters to measure DC circuits. Use the skills learned to get your hands on building basic electrical circuits for a house!

Be a Fashionista
Are you a trend setter? Do you like to look your best? Spend time in Moraine Park’s Techniques Salon and Spa to learn the latest in up-do’s, braiding and styling. Get pampered by receiving (and giving) a French Manicure and custom-blended mini-facial, complete with a make-up demonstration. 

Be a Video Game Designer
If you enjoy video games, why not learn how to make your own?  Explore the language of Visual Basic programming and create your own gaming world! Share this game with your friends or play on your own! Computer knowledge is required.

Cooking Nutritious & Delicious!
With the focus on teaching healthy cooking and dining choices, students can make and prepare foods great for the body that taste incredible.  Class will focus on cooking nutritious and delicious recipes for after school snacks, breakfast and family dinners. Learn the benefits of local foods and some of the effects on health.  

Dream, Design, Do
Make circles spin, robots walk, bubbles rise in the air, planes loop, birds fly, text dance, and create your own animated cartoon character with Flash software. The only limit is your IMAGINATION!  This is a fast-paced course; computer knowledge is required.

Driven to Healthcare
Healthcare careers extend far beyond doctors and nurses.  Experience the many options available working in the healthcare field.  Try putting together a skeleton made of XRays with radiology; inflate a lung with respiratory therapy, check out a surgical suite, work on computers for medical coding, look into microscopes as a lab tech, and give a shot to Simulation Man! 

Driven to be an EMT
You’ve seen them on TV; you’ve heard the sirens wailing as they race to an emergency scene! Now…experience the hands-on activities of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. Learn how these health care professionals provide critical care at times of emergency. You will learn skills such as CPR, splinting and bleeding control, and how to handle situations such as choking, burn care and more. 

Driven to Repair
Spend three days servicing an automobile in an actual auto service training lab! Do vehicle inspections, check under the hood, access computerized service manuals used in automotive repair facilities, and more! Closed-toe shoes are required. 

Everyday Italian!
Italy comes to Fond du Lac where you will learn the basics to cooking Italian cuisine.  Throughout the class you will plan the meal, create the menu, prepare all the courses and, on the last day, finish the class by serving and enjoying your hard work in the Park Terrace Restaurant.  

Fix it, Tune it, Ride it!
Are you a future Tour de France rider? Bicycle enthusiasts, you will learn to fix flats, fine-tune you own bicycles, and build a bicycle. On the final day, be prepared to enjoy a long bike ride!

Robot-Sumo with Lego Mindstorms
Students will work in groups of two in order to design, assemble, and program a sumo robot using Lego Mindstorms kits. The engineering challenges are for the robot to find its opponent and to push it out of the flat arena.  A robot should also avoid leaving the arena on its own. The final competition will take place the last day ending with one victorious sumo robot! Students selecting this section should be interested in engineering. Students will be taking this in both the a.m. and p.m., so another session will not be available to them. 

World Wide Webmasters
Design and create your own Web pages using HTML 5 and cascading style sheets (CSS3). Publish your web page on the internet for the whole world to see! This is a hands-on activity so computer skills and internet experience is helpful. 

Yo-Yo Manufacturing
Design and make your own personalized high-performance yo-yo using CAD/CAM software. Program computerized machine tools to cut your design. See your yo-yo being made using high-tech equipment. 

Activities fill up fast, so sign up early for your favorite two. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of July 1. Cost is $115 and includes two activities (9-11:30 a.m. and 12:15-2:45 p.m.), a T-shirt and lunch. Two bus routes are available for students who live outside the Fond du Lac area: Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam Campus and Moraine Park’s West Bend campus (included in the registration fee). Bus seats are first-come, first-served. 

For registration information, go to For more information, contact Katie VandeSlunt, Moraine Park recruitment specialist, at 920-924-3347 or 1-800-472-4554, Ext. 3347, or email at



Homecoming: Warrior to Citizen – LTC (ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen to speak at Moraine Park

by dritger28. March 2014 08:17

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome LTC (ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, a retired Mental Health Nurse in the Army Reserves for 23 years, as a guest speaker at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus Monday, April 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in room A-112.

Rasmussen has spoken for military and civilian organizations nationally on issues affecting military personnel, families and communities. She has also testified before the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs. 

During her presentation, Rasmussen will address the issues affecting the veteran population, and also speak about the impact of overall mental health issues.

The event is free to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Samantha Saeger, student involvement specialist, at or 920-924-3101.

For more information about Moraine Park, visit