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 witechcolleges.org; for more information on Moraine Park, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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