Moraine Park celebrates the holidays with service

by speitz20. December 2011 10:24

Moraine Park Technical College is making spirits a little brighter in the community with student organizations participating in holiday drives throughout the season.

In West Bend, the Instructional Assistant Club did a Kids 2 Kids toy drive, collecting two boxes of toys for less fortunate children. The Student Nurses Association Club volunteered at a hospice during the holiday season, and the Accounting Club held a food drive and penny war with proceeds going to charity. The Business Professionals of America Club took part in Enchantment in the Park and did Santa letters and cookies for kids. The Chiropractic Technician Club continued their 16-year tradition of sponsoring a student family in need.

Electrical Power Distribution (EPD) students on Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam campus rang bells for the Salvation Army, raising just under $1,000 to support those in need. The Accounting Club held a fund-raiser for the Dodge County Humane Society.

On Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus, the Accounting Club collected donations for the Humane Society and held a food drive for the Salvation Army. The Clinical Lab Technician Club organized a food drive to help local food pantries. The Cosmetology Apprentice Club held a coat, mitten and hat drive; and Student Senate collected expired/unused coupons to donate to military families. The Welding Club collected four boxes of toys for Toys for Tots.

Moraine Park 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.