What does a café owner, operating room assistant, mechanical designer and IT web developer have in common? They’re all Moraine Park graduates! Moraine Park alumni from all walks of life gathered for an Alumni Connection at Annie’s Fountain City Café in Fond du Lac on November 16 to reconnect with old friends and network with other alumni.
While Floridians were fleeing hurricane Irma, 2016 MPTC electrical power distribution alumnus Jake Merrill, along with approximately 80,000 other lineman from across the U.S. and Canada, headed to Florida to help repair the utility infrastructure and restore power. Jake is an apprentice lineman through Missouri Valley Line Constructors and works for M. J. Electric. He recently took some time to answer a few questions about the experience:
When did you get to Florida? Where in Florida were you?
We left Wisconsin on September 8. We first stopped in Lake City for our safety orientation, then drove to Orlando for one night. We got up the next day and drove to Sunrise, let me remind you this is when the hurricane was coming through, then drove to Fort Lauderdale where we stayed for about a week. After that, we went to Homestead for a day and then worked in Naples for a few days. On September 24 we were released from the hurricane work in Naples and a few of us headed to Texas for a couple weeks to help wreck out and rebuild a 210’ lattice tower.
The family of J. Patrick Barnes developed the DAISY Foundation in 1999, to show their deep appreciation for nurses who provided exceptional and compassionate care during the last few weeks of Barnes’ life. By developing this foundation, Barnes’ family gained closure and a great remembrance of their loved one.
The award concept blossomed tremendously and now nurses across the nation are receiving a touching and well-deserved recognition. Extraordinary nurses are presented the Daisy award after being nominated by patients who found their nursing care to be unique, empathic and above the norm.
Although we all have a competitive spark living inside of us, some have physical limitations that prevent them from participating in athletic events. Enter the Angels of my TEAM TRIUMPH. Disabled athletes, known as Captains, become part of a team of able-athletes known as Angels. Captains provide inspiration and a sense of joy and excitement all the while being pushed by an Angel in a race using a specially designed chair. Captains and Angels share their moment of glory together when they cross the finish line as a team.
On Saturday July 22, 2017, Hannah Hillesheim, Instructional Technology Specialist at Moraine Park Technology College and Interactive Media Design program alum, participated in the Green Bay Packers 5K Run at Lambeau Field as an Angel.
Sarah Spang graduated from Moraine Park twice! Her determination to succeed and grow lead her to continuing her education with Ottawa University where she is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a leadership development concentration. She credits Moraine Park for helping her gain confidence and discover what she really wanted to do with her life. Here’s Sarah’s story in her own words.
Students in Moraine Park’s cosmetology program have been hard at work this summer, and will showcase their talents at the upcoming “Evening at the Theater” Fashion Show on Tuesday, July 18. The show will be in the Cyber Café at the Fond du Lac Moraine Park starting at 3 p.m. But ahead of this awesome fashion show, here’s a look at some of the students refining their skills this summer!
There are now two classes on the salon floor, so book an appointment at 920-929-2106. The students will be in the salon from June 5-July 27, 2017 to perform hair, nail and facial services. Don’t forget about getting Dad a special gift. Techniques Salon and Spa has 50% off American Crew items for the month of June (while supplies last). Check here for other Father’s Day deals. . To view salon hours, click here. To view salon services, click here.
Submitted by Gavin Dorsch – Civil Engineering – Structural Alumni
In today’s modern age of Construction it is very important that we keep up with the constant changes in construction materials, codes, design software and industry standards. The Civil Engineering Technician – Structural program provides the needed education for these factors not only for new students coming right out of high school who want to get into the “Industry”, but also for those that have been in the “Industry” for years and need or want to stay educated.
Moraine Park Technical College has named the late Nancy Steinke of Fond du Lac its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus.
Nancy Steinke graduated from Moraine Park in 1975 and received a diploma as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and then obtained her state licensure. She grew up in Fond du Lac and was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy.
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