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Time Capsule Culminates Centennial Year

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On 12-12-12, officials from Fox Valley Technical College placed a sealed time capsule in the wall of its new Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre as a symbolic milestone marking closure to a yearlong centennial celebration.

The stainless steel time capsule was designed and fabricated by Kyle Prellwitz, Neenah, a current student in FVTC’s Industrial Welding Technician program, and instructor Trent Schloss, also of Neenah. Members of the college’s leadership team placed various items in the capsule that were mostly indicative of recent events and news surrounding FVTC’s 100-year anniversary.

Dr. Susan May, president of FVTC, also read an open letter to the ceremony’s guests. The written correspondence is intended to serve as a greeting to whoever opens the capsule in 2112 as part of FVTC’s bi-centennial celebration.

Highlights of 2012 included the passing of a $66.5 million public referendum to advance key facility expansion projects, regional celebrations that featured the recognition of people behind FVTC's outreach and educational efforts throughout five-counties, and the receipt of a 727 Boeing aircraft from FedEx for use in public safety training, to name a few.

Visitors of the college can learn more about the time capsule by observing a plaque outside Entrance 10 on the west side of the Appleton campus.

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Kyle Prellwitz (left) and Trent Schloss deliver the time capsule to its 100-year storage residence inside the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre on FVTC's Appleton campus.