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NWTC Mechanical Design grad receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Wednesday October 14, 2020
NWTC Mechanical Design grad receives Distinguished Alumni Award Jeff Tyndall ‘77 has been named the 2020 recipient of the NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award.   
Jeff Tyndall ‘77 has been named the 2020 recipient of the NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award.   

After serving in the United States Air Force, Tyndall enrolled at NWTC in the Mechanical Design associate degree program and began what would become a successful education and professional career.   

“NWTC had the program I needed and I knew I would get intense training,” Tyndall said. 

Even before graduation, he had secured a job at Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in Green Bay. Tyndall spent his entire career at the company, from his beginning as a mechanical detailer to technical support team member. He retired in 2016.  

His son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Laura, carried on the NWTC tradition. Jim graduated from the Automotive Technician program and Laura graduated from the Nursing Assistant program. Tragically, a car crash in 2007 cut Jim and Laura’s young lives short.    

Tyndall decided to turn the tragedy into something good, and with the help of his employer, established the Jim and Laura Tyndall Memorial Scholarship Fund at NWTC in 2010.  

The scholarship is awarded to students in the Automotive or Nursing programs. Recipients are chosen based on grades, determination and financial need. So far, 64 students have received the scholarship.  

“Many students need assistance financially,” Tyndall said, adding that more scholarships can lead to a better workforce and community.   

Tyndall plays an active role in the community by supporting several area nonprofits. He said his goal over the next few years is to increase the Jim and Laura Tyndall Memorial Scholarship Fund endowment balance to $100,000.  

 

 
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