Brett Hebert award photo
From Left to Right: Jeff Gruss – Criminal Justice Instructor, Bonnie Baerwald – President, Brett Hebert – Award Winner, Joan Barfield -Criminal Justice Instructor, Barb Brown – Nursing Instructor and Promise Mentor

Moraine Park Technical College is committed to community engagement and student success.  The College supports these commitments through the opportunity for students to participate in student community impact and apply their classroom knowledge to an applicable, real world environment. 

In 2018, MPTC started a community impact awards program where students can track their service hours, submit their reflections, and earn a Bronze Award for 25 hoursSilver Award for 50 hours, Gold Award for 100 hours, or Presidents Award for 200 hours of service learning or volunteering.

This summer we have awarded our second President’s Award Winner – Brett Hebert! Brett earned the President’s Award with over 200 volunteer hours.

Brett is a recent graduate of the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program at MPTC. Besides academic success as an MPTC Promise Scholar, and working a full time job while completing his degree, Brett also served over 200 hours volunteering at Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac, where the kids are near and dear to his heart!

Upon receiving his President’s Award, Brett stated: “Education at MPTC has given me a whole new book to live my life through. I am applying now to become a police officer, my lifelong dream job!” President Bonnie Baerwald said, “Brett is an exemplary student who has created a high standard. He has a love for life and learning and making a difference in the world. We all have high hopes for his career and hope he will be a part of our community for a long time to come.”

Congratulations Brett!

Brett at Boys and Girls Club
Written by Anne Lemke
Student Community Impact Coordinator