Moraine Park Technical College is hosting its third annual Great Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Money raised from this event will make it possible for women battling breast cancer to attend the “Infinite Boundaries Wellness Retreat,” organized by the Breast Cancer Recovery, an organization whose mission is to provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally.
Student Highlight: Shannon Cotton
- Shannon, tell us about yourself.
I am the Clinical Services Supervisor at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic and have been employed with Agnesian Healthcare for 19 years. I am an MPTC Alumnus who began my education studying computer programming and graphic design but switched my focus upon falling in love with health care. I graduated with a Technical Diploma from the Medical Assistant Program and am currently enrolled in the new Medical Office Management program.
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes de la Herencia Hispana) 2016 began on Thursday, September 15 and ends on Saturday, October 15. September 15 is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence day during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. Diversity Relations Office decided this would be a great opportunity to introduce the community to Hispanic and Latino heritage.
Jose Bustos is a Hispanic student attending Fond du Lac campus pursuing his degree in Information Technology (IT). I interviewed him to learn more about his cultural experience as a student here at Moraine Park.
Each year on Constitution Day, September 17th, the United States pauses to commemorate the drafting of its Constitution, four pages that created a new government more than 200 years ago and that continue to shape the lives of each of us to this day.
For Constitution Day 2016, the Moraine Park Technical College libraries invite you to renew your acquaintance with the U.S. Constitution and reflect on its historical and contemporary significance.
During the week of September 12th, please visit the Constitution Day display in your campus library for treats, a quiz, and library materials about the Constitution and contemporary Constitutional issues.
To kick off our “Year of the Student Veteran,” Moraine Park hosted a somber and moving 9/11 Re-dedication Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9 at its Fond du lac campus.
Special guest speaker was Jessica Osenbrugge, a West Bend native who was residing in New York City on 9/11.
Osenbrugge shared powerful memories of her time in New York during the terrorist attacks, and the aftermath to follow. She also explained how she became involved with the search efforts for another Wisconsin-native, Andrea Lyn Haberman, who sadly perished in the attacks.
Here are some photos reflecting back on Moraine Park’s re-dedication ceremony:
As an instructor in the IT-Technical Support program, along with Jeff Sonnleitner and the IT-Network Specialist program, one of my jobs at Moraine Park Technical College is to teach our students about network and online security. In this day and age of viruses, malware, adware, ransom ware, and numerous other online threats you can never be too careful. There are ways to protect yourself, and your data, and limit your exposure. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices so I will break down some best practices for you and give you some resources you can use to help you decide what is best for your personal situation.
Want to change careers? Need direction in life? So did Gena Winter.
“I hit a point in my life where I wanted a career change. I was focused on finding a job that would best suit my family time and yet something that I would really enjoy doing on a daily basis. I didn’t know where to turn so I made an appointment with an MPTC counselor. After reviewing my interest, she pointed me to the Medical Assistant program where I fell in love with it. With my kids being active in school and sports, I was able to take most of my classes at night or online at MPTC. The training and education itself was a short period of time.”
Back to school! What emotion does that bring to you? Inevitably, we all feel something when we hear those words. Maybe even a “whah-hooo” slips out knowing that our own kids will be back to learning.
For years as a high school Spanish Teacher, back to school came with mixed emotions. Excitement to be able to start fresh with new groups of teenagers but dread for all the work it entailed. This year is different.
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