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December commencement celebrates over 1,400 new graduates

Tuesday December 16, 2014
Female graduate in the crowd
 

​About 1,445 students will graduate from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College this week.

NWTC's main December 2014 Commencement Exercises will be
held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the
KI Convention Center.

Graduation speakers

Commencement Address: Jennifer Ross, 2014 NWTC District Ambassador
Student Senate Commendation: Annelise Moen, President, Student Senate
Alumni Association Invitation: Stephanie S. Dantinne, President, NWTC Alumni Association
 

Keynote speaker

Jennifer Ross, District Ambassador, is a May 2014 graduate of the Supply Chain Management associate degree program, served as the Secretary of the Supply Chain Management club and was a leader in the NWTC Student Veterans of America club. Ross is a nine-year member of the Army National Guard.

A mother of three, Ross hopes her experience returning to college can be a helpful lesson for veterans and others as NWTC’s District Ambassador.

“My​ goal is not just to share my experience with current students, but to get out to the veteran population, the minority population and others to say, ‘if I can do it, you can do it,’” she said. “Nobody has to be afraid of whatever challenges they may have, because there’s a system here. You have an entire team of people rooting for you.”
 

Ross’s impact at NWTC extended beyond the classroom. She was a team member on several prominent NWTC service-learning projects that combined community-service and hands-on supply chain management experience. “Chemo Ducks” provided stuffed animals and support to children with cancer, while “Patriot Smiles” unfolded over the fall 2013 semester with a series of projects to help active-duty service members, veterans and their families. She also has worked in fundraising and advocacy for Altrusa House in Green Bay.

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