Moraine Park centennial recognized by Legislature through resolution

by jbrezinsky30. March 2012 06:21


            Moraine Park Technical College has been providing innovative education to the communities it serves for the past 100 years and now, the College’s efforts have been officially recognized by the Wisconsin Legislature. Thanks to a Senate resolution honoring Moraine Park’s 100 years of vocational and technical training, the entire state can help celebrate the accomplishments of the College during its centennial year.

From left to right: State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Moraine Park President Sheila Ruhland and State Senator Jessica King. Here, Ruhland holds a copy of Moraine Park’s centennial resolution recognized by the Wisconsin Legislature.

            State Senator Jessica King and Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt joined Moraine Park President Sheila Ruhland, students and staff to present an official copy of the resolution. Ruhland expressed thanks to King and for her willingness to bring Moraine Park’s Centennial Resolution forward, and to Thiesfeldt for co-sponsoring the resolution in the Assembly. 

 “Moraine Park has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people over the past 100 years through education and training,” said Ruhland. “We also know the important role our College has in partnering with business and industry to help keep Wisconsin’s economy strong. Thank you Senator King and Representative Thiesfeldt for understanding this importance and for taking the time to recognize us with this Centennial Resolution.”

King and Thiesfeldt received a tour of Moraine Park’s Integrated Manufacturing Center from instructors Tom Roehl, Jeff Quackenboss and Craig Habeck, where they learned how students are getting workforce-ready through the Center’s realistic and hands-on training.


“This is an institution of innovation and I really appreciate what Moraine Park does and recognize the important role your technical college and the system plays in the economy,” said King. “Our commitment to quality education and training are growing in importance.”

Thiesfeldt echoed the thoughts of King. “Congratulations on your efforts, it’s been great working with a college willing to meet the needs of the community,” Thiesfeldt said.

For more information on Moraine Park’s Centennial, visit