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NWTC Shawano hosts alumni celebration event in honor of 20th anniversary
NWTC Shawano hosts alumni celebration event in honor of 20th anniversary
20 years ago, students eagerly shuffled into the new NWTC Shawano regional learning center at 111 Thomas Avenue. In honor of this anniversary, the College is hosting an event for its alumni and community to celebrate the past and commemorate the future. 

The NWTC Shawano Alumni Celebration is on Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Stubborn Brothers Brewery. Here, the College welcomes fellow NWTC graduates and their families to network, enjoy refreshments, play games, and much more. 

“Today, there are over 4,000 NWTC alumni in the greater Shawano area who are making difference in the community with their expertise We are so honored to be part of their academic journey,” said Jeannie Otto, Regional Manager of NWTC Shawano and Oconto Falls. “This night is a celebration for our College, our students, and community.” 

For over 50 years, students have begun their educational journey through NWTC Shawano. Since then, the College continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of students, employers, and the community. 

Providing real-world training
Since 2016, the College launched a state-of-the-art educational learning center located inside of ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, providing students real-world experience with local healthcare professionals in a controlled training environment. 

Continued commitment to Menominee Nation
In a shared commitment to strengthen the Tribe’s future and skilled workforce, NWTC and College of Menominee Nation established an articulation agreement to provide a seamless two-year transfer program.

The College also recently partnered with the Menominee Tribal Historical Preservation Office to create an art display on campus to showcase the Tribe’s integral role in our region’s history.  

Prioritizing early access to higher education
By strengthening early education partnerships in the Shawano community, NWTC is helping more high school students become college ready. The 4X4 Program, which provides dual credit courses to high school students as part of their class schedule, is a perfect example. This opportunity has resulted in hundreds of area high school students participating in dual credit courses, including over 100 students from the Menominee Indian High School having completed a combined 1,600 credits at no cost to themselves. 

This unique partnership has led to a College first - high school students graduating with an associate of arts degree and entering Wisconsin universities with junior status.

“It’s remarkable looking back over the years at how far our institution has come, and how we have grown together with our community. This is a moment of celebration of what we have accomplished, and we look forward to what the next 20 years will bring,” said Otto.

To RSVP or learn more about the Alumni Celebration on October 11, go to nwtc.edu/AlumniCelebration. You can also call 715-524-2418 for further questions. 

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