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 NWTC student leadership on display in Capitol Rotunda


 Rodee Schneider


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College sent 10 students to the State Capitol on Tuesday as a part of a System-wide showcase of service learning and other projects. More than 60 students representing all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges participated in the event.

NWTC was represented by Sallee Gould, Brooke Baumgarten, Tad Edges, and Aaron Boyce, whose service-learning project for their Team Building/Problem Solving class - the Winter Wonder 5kRun/Walk - raised nearly $5,000 for CASA of Brown County; Supply-Chain Management students Robert Cram Jr., Jennifer Ross, and Linda Martin, whose “Chemo Duck” project provided stuffed animals and comfort for children with cancer; and Nathan Whiting, George Wehausen, Sarah Schultz and Jennifer Ross, whose Supply Chain Management service-learning project “Patriot Smiles” delivered care packages and financial support to soldiers and their families. Leadership instructor Andy Clark, Supply-Chain Management instructor Angela Hansen, and Student Veterans Association Advisor Jeremy Galica accompanied the students.

The students spoke about their project with state legislators and other visitors from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. 

“Our students possess not only the technical skills to help employers compete and expand,” said NWTC President H. Jeffrey Rafn, “they also consistently demonstrate the leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the community.”

The WTCS Student Showcase is an annual event designed to increase awareness of the many ways Wisconsin’s technical college students give back to their communities as part of their educational experience.​