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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Western Students Win Respiratory Therapy Award

Western Technical College Respiratory Therapist students Benton Krupicka, Talman Wiles, Marissa Holzer and Lucas Massman recently won the 2019 Top RT Challenge earlier this month at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The three-day competition involved healthcare simulations designed to test the team’s teamwork, knowledge, dexterity, and creativity in a high stress environment. Teams were […]

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