Mary Jo Trout may technically be graduating from Lakeshore
Technical College this May, but she said her education at NWTC is where she’s truly found inspiration.
On Thursday, February 27, Trout was honored by NWTC faculty
with the first-ever STAR Award, which recognizes an outstanding student who exemplifies
and lives out the college’s values. Over the last several years, the Allouez
resident has taken nearly all of her core classes at NWTC in Green Bay while
completing requirements for her degree in Pharmacy Services Management. Her
return to school came after a forced layoff from her job in the medical
Andrew Clark, an instructor in NWTC’s
Leadership Development program, says Trout’s ability to shine under less than
ideal circumstances is inspiring.
Jo has shown that she can reinvent herself. She goes above and beyond and is a
leader in the classroom. She’s a model for what all of us are capable of,”said
For Trout’s part, her experience at the college has opened her eyes
to a new world of career possibilities. And a passion for helping others.
faculty at NWTC has really inspired me,” she said. “I’ve
loved my classes and I’ve discovered that I’m really a cheerleader. I like to
mentor people and I want to bring out the best in others. I’ve learned
so much during my time here.”
The STAR Award, which stands for Successful Through
Adversity with Resilience, was created as part of a class project in a Human
Resources Management class. Any student at NWTC is eligible for the award,
which includes a certificate and a medal.
For more information on nominating a student for the STAR
Award, contact Instructor Andrew Clark at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.