Moraine Park Technical College has selected Amanda Kollmorgan, of Fond du Lac, as the 2021-22 District Student Ambassador.
Kollmorgan, an active-duty communications security manager for the Army, came to Moraine Park to finish the college degree she started at a 4-year university.
“I began my college journey in 2010, right after my deployment to Iraq,” she said. “I didn’t transition well and felt like another face in the crowd. I was not only looking for a great education but also a personalized experience and a place I belonged. I immediately found that at Moraine Park.”
Kollmorgan’s role in the army prepared her for the Leadership Development program, and she was able to take her classroom knowledge and implement it in her work life. She will earn her Associate degree in Leadership Development this fall and plans to pursue a degree in Accounting as well.
“Both of these programs align with my current and future goals,” she said. “In my retirement, I hope to own a bakery. The skills I’m learning in leadership and business will help prepare me for that big-picture goal.”
Kollmorgan is also active on the Fond du Lac Campus, where she is a member of the Student Government, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Student Veteran Association (SVA), and Phi Theta Kappa.
“For over 14 years, my entire identity has been the Army,” she said. “I love being a soldier, but I was also looking to be part of something more. Moraine Park has not only made me feel like a welcomed part of their family- but being here has ignited passions and goals that I did not know existed before. I am excited for my future and the opportunities it holds.”
To be eligible for this distinction, students must be nominated by a faculty or staff member at the College, and then give a presentation to a selection committee. In total, there were three students in the final consideration for this role.
As the selected 2021-22 District Student Ambassador, Kollmorgan will actively serve as a member of the student government, advocate for Moraine Park and the Wisconsin Technical College System as a whole, assist with College activities and events, and represent the student body within the community.
“Being named the District Student Ambassador is a huge honor,” she said. “I look forward to advocating for my classmates and sharing the many benefits of Moraine Park and a technical college education.”
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