Moraine Park’s nursing students surpass national rate

by jbrezinsky25. March 2013 10:03

     To work as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Registered Nurse, a person must first pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) or the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) exam after completing a nursing education program.
     Moraine Park Technical College recently received annual results for nursing students who took the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX-RN exams and is proud to announce scores for both surpassed the national pass rate. One hundred percent of first-time Moraine Park test takers successfully passed the NCLEX-PN while 96 percent passed the NCLEX-RN. 
     “Faculty and staff at Moraine Park have worked hard to implement many program changes over the last few years, and their hard work has paid off.  We strive to maintain this level of performance,” said Kathy VanEerden, dean of Health Sciences at Moraine Park.
     For more information on Moraine Park programs, visit


Moraine Park wins prestigious advertising award

by abjork20. March 2013 09:51

Moraine Park Technical College was honored with a Gold ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) at the recent 2012 ADDY Awards presented by the AAF-Fox River Ad Club. Moraine Park received the gold award for their 2012 Viewbook and the entry will now compete at the AAF’s 8th District level. 

The American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards is a nationwide competition that showcases the most creative design and advertising work from across the country.  If Moraine Park’s entry wins Gold again at the 8th District level, it will be forwarded to the June national competition, held in Arizona. For more information on Moraine Park, visit Visit for additional information on the AAF.


Dr. Josh Bullock Selected as Seventh President of Lake Land College

by abjork6. March 2013 15:37

On behalf of the entire Moraine Park college community, we congratulate Dr. Josh Bullock on being selected as the seventh president of Lake Land College, located in Mattoon, Ill. Dr. Bullock will begin his presidential duties on July 1, 2013.

Bullock, currently Vice President of Strategic Advancement at Moraine Park Technical College, has served the college for the past 11 years.  “I extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. Bullock in his new role. Josh will bring to Lake Land College a strong foundation in two-year college leadership to ensure the continued focus on student success and meeting the needs of the communities served,” said Dr. Sheila Ruhland, President of Moraine Park.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 11 years at Moraine Park and feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many great people over that time,” said Bullock.  “For the loss of great coworkers and friends I am deeply saddened.  With that said, I am both honored and excited to begin this new chapter in my personal and professional life.”  

Over the course of the next several months President Ruhland will work on succession and transition planning related to the Strategic Advancement Unit.  

For more information on Lake Land College and Dr. Bullock’s presidency selection, please visit:


Moraine Park releases 2011-2012 Annual Report

by jbrezinsky25. February 2013 13:28

     Moraine Park Technical College’s 2011-2012 Annual Report is now available in electronic format. Readers can learn how Moraine Park’s Centennial year was recognized, read short stories on staff and student successes, and take a look at new facilities the college added in 2011-12. New this year to the Annual Report is a section from the Moraine Park Foundation devoted to sharing information and updates.
     “I invite everyone to take a look at the 2011-12 Annual Report that highlights a year of College successes,” said Dr. Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president. “This has been an exciting year of student and staff accomplishments as well as many new milestones for Moraine Park.” To view the Annual Report, visit
    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, 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 recognizes staff members, business partner

by jbrezinsky22. February 2013 14:35

     Even though February is the shortest month of the year, Moraine Park Technical College found many ways to honor Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, celebrated throughout the nation in February. One of the ways Moraine Park recognized CTE was through the annual Moraine Park Association of CTE (MPACTE) awards banquet, held Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Beaver Dam Country Club.
     The banquet recognized individuals and organizations for their dedication to and excellence in career and technical education. The following individuals were honored with awards: Stephanie Lueck of Campbellsport for Outstanding Support Professional; Kathy Vandemark of Kewaskum for Outstanding CTE Leader; Terri Wilkens of Mayville for Outstanding Instructor; Amy Patterson of Beaver Dam for New Instructor and Bonnie Baerwald of Fond du Lac for Community Involvement. The Business Awards of Merit went to Kondex Corporation for supporting Moraine Park.
     Throughout the year, MPACTE supports student achievement by awarding eight $300 scholarships to full-time Moraine Park students and five $200 scholarships to part-time Moraine Park students. Scholarships are cosponsored by both the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers and the MPACTE organization. 
     For more information about Moraine Park, visit For more information on statewide CTE month activities, visit



Moraine Park students participate in State Capitol event

by jbrezinsky21. February 2013 08:04

Legislators and other guests were invited to attend a showcase of service learning and entrepreneurship projects involving more than 100 Wisconsin technical college students, including students from Moraine Park Technical College, on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The Celebration of Student Engagement included project displays from Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges. Moraine Park's display featured the College's Interactive Media Design program and information on building relationships within communities through student involvement. "Students were able to illustrate what they do outside of the classroom with student clubs and organizations and how student involvement truly builds bridges within our communities" said Scott Lieburn, dean of students at Moraine Park.

Moraine Park Interactive Media Design students Amanda Finstad of Waupun, Bonnie Weiss of Kewaskum and Resa Wronski of Campbellsport joined Leadership Development student William Milbrot of Mayville to represent Moraine Park at the event.

Finstad, who attended the event last year, was honored to attend the showcase again this year. "I enjoy sharing my experiences at Moraine Park. Participating in the showcase is a great opportunity to show what I have learned and how I will apply that knowledge to my future career" said Finstad.

"The showcase also allowed me to meet other people and learn about what other technical colleges are doing throughout the state. This event is an ideal occasion for our students to exhibit the talents they have acquired in the classroom" said Lieburn. "In addition to networking with students and staff from all 16 technical colleges, the students get a chance to interact and share their projects and chronicles with legislators".

For more information on the Wisconsin Technical College system, visit; for more information on Moraine Park, visit


Moraine Park offers long-term care planning course

by jbrezinsky14. February 2013 15:28

     Learn about the current Medical Assistance rules in place, how to preserve a home and the importance of updating your estate plan through Moraine Park Technical College’s Long-Term Care Planning Class, held Wednesday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. on Moraine Park’s West Bend campus.
     Protect your estate by learning about this important subject from an expert in the field with over 35 years of experience, Attorney John Grundahl. His law practice encompasses wills, probate and estate planning, small business and real estate primarily in Washington County.
     Attorney Douglas Fitzgerald will join Grundahl in providing professional advice to class attendees.  Fitzgerald is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, American Bar Association and Washington County Bar Association.  He represents clients throughout the State on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, long-term care planning, Medicaid/Title 19, guardianships, and probate and trust estate administration.  
     Fitzgerald serves on the Washington County Interdisciplinary Team on Elder Abuse.  This team, coordinated by the Washington County Department of Social Services, reviews policy and administration for issues affecting vulnerable seniors in the community and conducts education for law enforcement, government agencies, financial institutions and the public.
     To register, call 800- 472-4554 and refer to CRN 30601. Cost to attend the class is $13.75 and $11.21 for those 62 and older.  For more information on Moraine Park, visit


MPTC offers Business Forum on Productivity and Performance

by jbrezinsky13. February 2013 09:38

     Moraine Park Technical College is offering a free business forum to discuss and share ideas about methods for driving productivity and performance within your organization.
     Jon Fields, a certified business coach, will lead the forum with a presentation on How to Transition “Average” Employees into Focused and Productive Performers. Jon has started and developed three successful small businesses and is now a certified business coach.  He owns The Growth Coach franchise serving much of the state of Wisconsin.
     The Productivity and Performance Business Forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus, Room A-112. To register, email: or call Eileen at 920-924-3449.


Moraine Park hosts community involvement fair in Beaver Dam

by jbrezinsky7. February 2013 10:50

     It’s a one-stop shop for anyone interested in finding out ways to get more involved with communities in Dodge County. Moraine Park Technical College is hosting a Community Connections Fair on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the College’s Beaver Dam campus. Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend and learn about volunteer opportunities.       
     According to Amy Patterson, communications instructor at Moraine Park, the Community Connections fair is focused on connecting anyone interested in getting involved with volunteer work with the many different nonprofit organizations in the Dodge County area. Those who attend will have a chance to meet with and talk to representatives from:  YMCA of Dodge County, Dodge County Humane Society, Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Hillside Manor Nursing Home, Bethesda Lutheran Group Homes and Thrift Shop, Badgerland Animal Reading and Comfort Companions (BARCC), Green Valley Enterprises, The American Red Cross, Marsh Haven Nature Center, and People Against a Violent Environment (PAVE).
     For more information on the Community Connections Fair, check out the “Events” section on


Three seats open for Moraine Park District Board

by jbrezinsky6. February 2013 08:30

Applications due Feb. 22
     Moraine Park Technical College is accepting applications Feb. 8-22, 2013, for three positions on the Moraine Park District Board. Openings exist for the following positions: Employee Member, Employer Member and an Additional Member; each is a three-year term of office that expires June 30, 2016.
     The Employee Member position must be appointed from those counties of the District located west of the east shore of Lake Winnebago and the area west of the east boundary of the towns of Fond du Lac and Oakfield in Fond du Lac County and west of the east boundary of the towns of Leroy, Williamstown, Oak Grove and Lowell in Dodge County. 
     The Employer Member position must be appointed from those counties of the District located east of the east shore of Lake Winnebago and the area east of the east boundary of the towns of Fond du Lac and Oakfield in Fond du Lac County and east of the east boundary of the towns of Leroy, Williamstown, Oak Grove and Lowell in Dodge County. 
     The Additional Member position may be appointed from anywhere within the District. 
     Applicants must submit a completed application, including at least two written references supporting their nomination to the District Board, and must attend the public hearing of the District Board Appointment Committee tentatively scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Moraine Park. A legal notice announcing the exact date, time and location of this meeting will be published sometime between February 25 and March 8. 
     Application materials may be obtained from the County Board Chairperson of any of the following counties:  Calumet, Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Sheboygan, Washington, Waushara and Winnebago or by contacting Valerie Krueger, Moraine Park Technical College, 235 N. National Ave., P. O. Box 1940, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1940; telephone 920-929-2127; or e-mail           
     Completed applications will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.  All completed applications should be addressed to Mr. Michael Miller, Secretary, Moraine Park Technical College District Board, at the same address.  For more information on Moraine Park, visit