Moraine Park vice president completes Kellogg program

by admin8. July 2007 19:00

Dr. Sharon Nevins Holmes, vice president of marketing and college advancement at Moraine Park Technical College, completed the Kellogg Executive Scholars Program in Nonprofit Management.

 

She was awarded a Certificate of Professional Achievement after successfully completing four selected executive programs with the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., part of Northwestern University. Dr. Holmes participated in “Fundraising and Marketing II,” “Leading Successful Schools,” “Leveraging Your Resources Through Partnering” and “Performance Counts.” She also enrolled in “Leading High-Impact Teams.”

 

The Executive Scholars program provides a practical, flexible and academically rigorous way to achieve specific professional goals. Kellogg develops programs around some of the business world’s most challenging issues. Participants learn in an environment that is founded on intellectual rigor with team leadership, partnership and innovation as its guiding principles. They also network with and learn from leading faculty and business executives from around the world.

 

Moraine Park Technical College, with campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend and regional sites in Ripon and Hartford, is one of 16 colleges comprising the Wisconsin Technical College System. To find out more, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Info Session held at Moraine Park campuses July 17

by admin8. July 2007 19:00

If you’re thinking about going back to college, Moraine Park Technical College is offering an opportunity to get started. Individuals who are interested in learning about programs and services or signing up for fall classes are invited to stop in Tuesday, July 17, anytime between 2:30 and 6 p.m. for an Information Session at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses.

 

The event also provides an opportunity to talk with Moraine Park staff about specific opportunities available at the College. Assistance will be given with the admissions process as well as choosing and registering for fall classes. 

 

No advance registration is required. For more information, call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3201, or e-mail anaber@morainepark.edu.

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Girls + Math + Science conference seeking workshop presenters

by admin26. June 2007 19:00

Presenters in the areas of math, science and healthy lifestyle/nutrition are being sought for the Girls+Math+Science=Opportunities (GMSO) event for middle school aged girls to be held on Nov. 3 at the Moraine Park Technical College campus in Fond du Lac.

 

The conference goals are to increase the awareness of careers in math and science, highlight how interests and abilities match the skills needed in these fields, and present women in math and science fields as role models.

 

The GMSO committee is seeking area educators and professionals to present 60-minute hands-on sessions, one to three times during the day-long conference. The sessions can be the same, as each will have a different group of girls in attendance.

 

Proposals from professionals in the areas of manufacturing, architecture, banking and accounting are especially encouraged.

 

Now in its third year, the 2007 GMSO conference is again expected to attract over 200 middle school girls from surrounding communities. The 2006 program had 216 participants and of those responding to a survey, 91% indicated they would recommend this conference to a friend.

           

Founding sponsors for the GMSO program are Agnesian HealthCare, Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Fond du Lac.

 

Proposals should be submitted by July 13. Presenters will be compensated and will have access to a budget for needed supplies.

 

For more information or to request proposal guidelines, contact Leanne Doyle, UW-Fond du Lac continuing education director at (920) 929-3622 or leanne.doyle@uwc.edu.

 

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Girls math and science conference seeking workshop presenters

by admin26. June 2007 19:00

Presenters in the areas of math, science and healthy lifestyle/nutrition are being sought for the Girls+Math+Science=Opportunities (GMSO) event for middle school aged girls to be held on Nov. 3 at the Moraine Park Technical College campus in Fond du Lac.

 

The conference goals are to increase the awareness of careers in math and science, highlight how interests and abilities match the skills needed in these fields, and present women in math and science fields as role models.

 

The GMSO committee is seeking area educators and professionals to present 60-minute hands-on sessions, one to three times during the day-long conference. The sessions can be the same, as each will have a different group of girls in attendance.

 

Proposals from professionals in the areas of manufacturing, architecture, banking and accounting are especially encouraged.

 

Now in its third year, the 2007 GMSO conference is again expected to attract over 200 middle school girls from surrounding communities. The 2006 program had 216 participants and of those responding to a survey, 91% indicated they would recommend this conference to a friend.

           

Founding sponsors for the GMSO program are Agnesian HealthCare, Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Fond du Lac.

 

Proposals should be submitted by July 13. Presenters will be compensated and will have access to a budget for needed supplies.

 

For more information or to request proposal guidelines, contact Leanne Doyle, UW-Fond du Lac continuing education director at (920) 929-3622 or leanne.doyle@uwc.edu.

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New paramedic associate degree offered at Moraine Park

by admin25. June 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will debut a new Paramedic Technician associate degree program this fall, to be offered in West Bend.

 

According to Catherine Winters, RDH, MS, Moraine Park dean of health sciences and public services, the College has received several letters of support for this program because of the statewide need for paramedics. Those with advanced training can perform more difficult and demanding pre-hospital medical procedures, providing the vital attention needed to care for and transport the sick or injured.

 

Program courses will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, with the clinical component taking place at several hospitals within the Moraine Park District. Ambulance ride-alongs will be included in the training.

 

Individuals who are interested in enrolling in the Paramedic Technician program are required to have a current Emergency Medical Technician – Basic license and must also enroll full-time in the core Paramedic Technician courses, which begin every August. In addition to the Paramedic Technician associate degree, Moraine Park offers an EMT – Paramedic technical diploma.

 

The core courses for the associate degree and the diploma are the same, according to Winters; the difference is that the associate degree includes coursework in general education. “An individual may want to complete the associate degree as many full-time fire departments require training as a paramedic and a firefighter, and also an associate degree or 60 hours of college credits,” she said. “Previously in order to achieve this goal many people have completed an associate degree in fire protection technician and a diploma or an associate degree in paramedic. Students now have the option to obtain an associate degree in paramedic and complete the certification courses in fire services at Moraine Park. They may also choose the associate degree in paramedic for career advancement opportunities in management and public services.”

 

To learn more about Moraine Park’s Paramedic Technician program, contact a Moraine Park outreach specialist at 1-800-472-4554.               

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Several Moraine Park health sciences programs accredited

by admin17. June 2007 19:00

Five Moraine Park Technical College health sciences programs have received accreditations in 2006-07.

 

“Since they tie our clinical affiliates and national accrediting bodies together, accreditations ensure that our program graduates meet the highest national standards and are prepared to enter the workforce,” said John Phillips, Moraine Park dean of health sciences.

 

In April 2007, Moraine Park’s Radiography associate degree program received an initial two-year accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Radiography program provides the medical community with the entry-level radiologic technologists who are able to perform diagnostic medical radiography and successfully complete the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program integrates general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.

 

The Surgical Technology associate degree program received a full five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Five-year accreditation is the highest level available to educational institutions. Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, RNs and other surgical personnel in delivering optimal patient care. They assume responsibilities before, during and after surgery for preparing the operating room, securing supplies, setting up equipment and instruments for the team and anticipating the surgeon’s needs during the surgical procedure.

 

The Clinical Laboratory Technician and Respiratory Therapist associate degree programs also have five-year accreditation. Respiratory Therapist is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. This program prepares students for a health career that involves the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders. An aging population and an increase in diagnosed cardiopulmonary disorders have created a high demand for skilled professionals.

 

The Clinical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Students are prepared for careers as medical laboratory or clinical laboratory technicians in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. Clinical Affiliates of the Program include Agnesian Healthcare of Fond du Lac, Community Health Network of Berlin and Synergy Health of West Bend, among others.

 

The Medical Assistant program received a full three-year accreditation from the CAAHEP. The medical assistant profession is one of the fastest-growing occupations. Moraine Park’s program prepares students to assist doctors in a variety of clinical tasks.

 

For more information about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu or call an outreach specialist at 1-800-472-4554.

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Moraine Park Welding students compete in SkillsUSA

by admin10. June 2007 19:00

Students from the Welding program at Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam campus competed at the annual SkillsUSA State Conference in Madison in late April.

 

At the Alliant Energy Center, three Welding program students took part in the welding competition for college/post-secondary students. They were Josh Gedamke of Waupun, who placed 5th; Keith Prochaska of DeForest, who placed 11th; and Lucas Stark of Watertown, who placed 17th. The students were accompanied by their Moraine Park welding instructor, Larry Clark.

 

“Even though this was a welding competition, it had more to do with the students being able to handle the pressure of performing in a new environment against unfamiliar competitors under strict time constraints,” said Clark. “All the competitors were good welders, but dealing with nerves under pressure was the true nature of the competition.”

 

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions.

 

Moraine Park’s Welding technical diploma helps individuals develop welding and fabrication skills that are used in today’s industries. To learn more, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park to offer Spanish course for dairy farmers

by admin10. June 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will offer Spanish for Dairy Farmers, a short course for farmers who employ individuals who speak Spanish.

 

The course covers listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. The customs and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are also addressed. Upon completion, you will be able to participate in uncomplicated conversations on everyday topics.

 

Course number 140-115, section 001, will be held on Tuesdays, Aug. 28 through October 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. in
Room O-102 on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus at 235 N. National Ave. For a map, go to www.morainepark.edu and click on About Moraine Park then Campus Information. The cost is $100.65.

 

For more information or to register, call 1-800-472-4554 or visit a Moraine Park campus in Beaver Dam,
Fond du Lac or West Bend.

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Moraine Park marketing students place at national competition

by admin5. June 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College students Jennifer Abraham of Plymouth and Kelly Brumley of Randolph were national finalists in the business-to-business marketing competition at the Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) 61st annual International Career Development Conference held in Orlando, Florida, in late April.

 

They received an award for being one of the top 10 teams in the Business-to-Business Marketing Case Study.

 

A third Moraine Park student, Stephanie Newby of Fond du Lac, was one of three student marketing club presidents honored at the awards ceremony for her work on starting the Moraine Park chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi – Wisconsin Marketing & Management Association (WMMA), the collegiate division of DECA.

 

The three Marketing – Business-to-Business students had taken part in the state competition of the WMMA, held March 7-11 in Madison.

 

Abraham was also honored for receiving a $1,000 academic scholarship from NAPA Auto Parts for her active participation in WMMA, excellence on the job and her high academic standing.

 

DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship. It operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and Germany.

 

For more information about Moraine Park’s marketing programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park carpentry instructor wins second ABC award

by admin29. May 2007 19:00

Jerry Schwengels of Fond du Lac, a carpentry instructor at Moraine Park Technical College since 1989, has mentored countless students through the College’s rigorous Carpentry Apprenticeship program, encouraging them to deliver excellence in their trade and urging them to compete in state and national skill competitions.

 

Since 1990, 12 of Schwengels’ students have competed at the annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships with eight placing in the top three (two gold, two silver, four bronze). And their mentor himself recently became the only ABC instructor in the state to claim two ABC Instructor of the Year awards, in 1996 and May 2007.

 

During their tenure at Moraine Park, Schwengels’ students gain the skills they need to perform excellently on the job. Many have been named Wisconsin Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Apprentices of the Year, like the May 2007 recognition of Jacob Ruiz of West Allis, who is employed by Quality Remodeling Specialists of Pewaukee, or placed at the ABC National Craft Championships, like Matt Bohn of Waupun who is employed by R.A. Pinno Construction Inc. of Rosendale and took home the gold in carpentry this past spring.

 

There’s no doubt carpentry apprentices are learning from a master, according to Jon Waldhuetter, Moraine Park dean of trades and apprenticeship. “Jerry has had a constant record of well-trained, award-winning apprentices during his years at Moraine Park,” he said. “He is a dedicated instructor.”

 

Schwengels holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial education from Winona State University and has more than 35 years of combined teaching and construction experience.

 

“We serve students from the entire eastern side of Wisconsin from as far north as Keshena and as far south as Racine,” said Schwengels of Moraine Park’s Carpentry Apprenticeship program. The four-year program typically graduates 9-12 students per year. During the academic semester, students work with employers nine out of 10 days. On the 10th day they attend class for eight hours at Moraine Park. Many companies send employees to become part of the program.

 

For more information about Moraine Park’s Carpentry Apprenticeship program, call Jon Waldhuetter at 262-335-5841 or visit www.morainepark.edu.

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