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.
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
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.