Fox Xpress: Five Years of Student Success

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Category: Student

Fox Xpress, a kiosk-style restaurant owned and operated by students in Fox Valley Technical College’s Entrepreneur certificate, Marketing, Business Management, and Accounting programs at the college’s Riverside campus in Oshkosh, celebrated its 5th anniversary before nearly 70 guests comprised of faculty, students, alumni, staff, and the general public.

The restaurant serves as an experiential learning tool and helps develop skills in the areas of financial management, marketing, entrepreneurship, business operations, and more, in addition to providing opportunities to cultivate relationships with local businesses.

Here is a snapshot of the restaurant’s five-year success:

• Generated more than $20,000 in sales
• Reinvested about $5,000 in scholarships, which have been awarded to eight students thus far
• Helped many graduates land internships and jobs in business-related fields
• Played a role in helping some students launch their own businesses

Fox Xpress is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at FVTC’s Riverside campus, featuring a wide range of breakfast and lunch menu selections.

For more information, call (920) 735-5738.

FVTC students

Celebrating five years of small business success through FVTC's Fox Xpress restaurant are (first row, left to right): Teri Stark, Marketing instructor; Frankie Qualmann, student; and Sandy Plank, Marketing instructor (second row, left to right): Erin Mclean, student; and Geoff Goff, alumnus and student founder of Fox Xpress; Cory Swanson, student.