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Outstanding Alumni Award

Each year, this distinguished honor is presented to a deserving alumnus who has completed a Fox Valley Technical College associate degree, technical diploma or apprentice program. Nominees must have achieved a high level within their chosen field of endeavor, which is exemplified by having attained increasingly responsible positions in their company, organization or community.

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Micael Melotte FVTC Outstanding Alumni Award WinnerMichael Melotte, director of pilot training for Air Wisconsin Airlines, has been named recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

A 2000 graduate of the Aeronautics – Pilot Training program, Melotte earned the award for demonstrating the value of technical education through career advancement, community service, continued personal and educational growth, and support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.  Since graduating, Mike has served in many roles in the aviation industry including flight training instructor at FVTC, aviation instructor and airline pilot at Air Wisconsin, FAA designated chief pilot, and most recently, director of aviation for Air Wisconsin.   

Mike is a first generation college student and the first in his family to graduate from college.  He is a champion of education by way of currently serving on advisory committees for both FVTC and Gateway Technical College.  Additionally, Mike has been a key leader in the establishment of the Airman Trainee partnership with the College. This program creates an early entry pathway to employment for FVTC students, allowing them to customize their training experience in preparation for rewarding careers at Air Wisconsin.

Franz Named Alumni of...

Franz Named Alumni of...

Fox Valley Technical College has named City of Oshkosh Fire Chief Tim Franz as its 2017 Alumni of the Year recipient.

Alumni of the Year Named

Alumni of the Year Named

Fox Valley Technical College announced its 2016 Outstanding Alumni of the Year recipient during a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 19.

2015 Outstanding...

2015 Outstanding...

Matt Gerrits, City of Appleton Firefighter, has been named the recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award.

2014 Outstanding...

2014 Outstanding...

Jason Weber, Kimberly, was named recipient of the 2014 Fox Valley Technical College Outstanding Alumni of the Year award. 

Contact the Foundation

Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc.
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Room A102 (by Entrance 1)

Phone: 920-735-5608
Fax: 920-735-2582
foundation@fvtc.edu