“I couldn’t have done it without Moraine Park”

Sandra in her kitchen

It’s always fun to get updates from our alumni! We recently heard from Sandra, class of ’81.

“I am many years beyond my education at Moraine Park, but I still embrace the memories. I graduated in 1981 with an associate degree in Food Manufacturing Technology – Dairy, the same year that my daughter graduated from high school!  My 26 registered classmates were 20+ years younger than me.  Sadly, only 6 of us graduated.  Some of us earned a trip to the state of Washington to compete in dairy judging. What a wonderful experience!

“After graduating from Moraine Park, I worked at Hillshire Farms in New London in quality control, research and development, and other food-related industry positions. In 2010, I retired from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection – Division of Food Safety after 15 years of service where I was a Laboratory Evaluation Officer. 

“I couldn’t have done it without my degree and the staff and instructors at Moraine Park Technical College. I like sharing my Moraine Park Story. I hope to encourage potential students of all ages to attend and get a degree.”

Contestant ribbon and group photo of Food Manufacturing Technology – Dairy students.
Written by Joan Brezinsky
Alumni & Annual Fund Specialist