Western Students Receive President’s Writing Award

Several students from Western Technical College were recipients of the President’s Writing Award this year.                 Recipients of this award include:                 Lindsay Kronebusch, of Dakota, MN, first place Creative Nonfiction and first place Research and Analytical                 Matthew David Hall, of Westby, first place 55-Word Narrative                 Zachary Lipecki, of Burlington, first place Fiction […]

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Another Successful Graduation In The Books!

The weather was perfect for this year’s graduation ceremony, honoring 1,309 graduates from throughout Western’s district last Saturday at the La Crosse Center. Of the graduates, 626 received associate’s degrees, 661 received technical diplomas, and 22 students have completed apprenticeships. In addition, students from 32 certificate programs completed their studies during the 2018-19 academic year. […]

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Western Hosts Annual Plant Sale

Western Technical College’s Landscape Horticulture Club students hosted their annual spring plant sale on Wednesday, April 17. Students sold house plants, vegetables, and flowering annuals and perennials. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Horticulture Club’s activities and events. The club also offered a free house plant if shoppers brought a non-perishable food item […]

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Sustain-a-palooza A Success Despite Snow

The snow didn’t stop Western Technical College students from hosting the Sustain-a-palooza event on Wednesday, April 10. The event was a collaboration with students from Western’s Landscape Horticulture, Early Childhood Education, Computer Support Specialist and Business Management programs. In addition, Hillview Urban Agriculture, YWCA, and Western’s own Sustainability department assisted with the event as well. […]

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Western’s Deb Klug Honored

Anyone around Western Technical College knows something about Deb Klug. As an employee of Western for 42 years, including over 30-plus years as an instructor in the Culinary Management program, she has inspired thousands of young chefs in the area with her compassion, intellect, and creativity in the classroom, as well as the kitchen. “I’ve […]

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Western Staff, Students Help Prepare La Crosse For Robotics Competition

Students and staff from several Western Technical College programs help prepare the La Crosse Center for the FIRST Seven Rivers Robotics Regional this weekend. Students from Art Karbowski’s welding class, along with Brian Marx, Ron Petersen, and Randy Christensen, helped create several field pieces for the annual competition. Every year, students from several high schools […]

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Western’s Amy Thornton Wins International Award

Western Technical College’s Amy Thornton was the recipient of the 2019 Exemplary Leadership Award last month by The Chair Academy, a development organization for higher education and global organizational leaders. The award recognizes achievements that advance academic and administrative leadership in higher education. Thornton’s career at Western spans over twenty years. As Marketing and Communications […]

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Western Announces New Student Ambassador

Evan Whalen, of New Albin, Iowa, has been selected as the 2019-20 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). As Student Ambassador, Whalen will have opportunities to speak to potential students, community leaders, community groups, and others, and will spotlight the important role of technical […]

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