Moraine Park Staff Earn State Honors

Bonnie & Michelle in front of Moraine Park sign

Moraine Park Technical College staff members, Michelle Duran and Bonnie Baerwald, were honored for their contributions to technical education during the Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education’s (WACTE) annual conference held in Madison.

Duran, of Fond du Lac, is a tutoring services specialist for Moraine Park. She received the 2018 WACTE Professional Excellence – Outstanding Support Professional Award.

Baerwald, of Fond du Lac, is the current president of the College. She received the 2018 WACTE Professional Excellence – Longevity Award. She was recently honored by the College for 25-years of service.

WACTE has more than 600 members throughout Wisconsin and is comprised of local affiliates representing the Wisconsin Technical College Districts, Department of Public Instruction, Business Education, Vocational Education Special Needs, Wisconsin Technical College System Board/UW-Madison Association, Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators, Wisconsin Association for Leadership in Education and Work, and UW-Stout. The association unites those involved in career and technical education by providing professional development, encouraging leadership in the political arena and promoting innovative change to enhance lifelong learning.

Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912 and is one of 16 colleges making up the Wisconsin Technical College System.

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