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Around FVTC, Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Nov 9, 2018

A quick look at what's making news at Fox Valley Technical College. For more FVTC news, visit the NewsCenter.

A First

Culinary team the first from Wisconsin to win prominent national title.​

  Students Regina Hueckman, Morgan VandenLangenberg, Grace Claussen, Gage Dawiedczyk, and Kirk Reilly
  Regina Hueckman, Morgan VandenLangenberg, Grace Claussen, Gage Dawiedczyk, and Kirk Reilly

Students from the Culinary Arts program took home top honors at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention and Show in New Orleans this past July.

Lamb prepared three ways represented the winning entrée by students Regina Hueckman, Morgan VandenLangenberg, Grace Claussen, Gage Dawiedczyk and Kirk Reilly. The occasion marked the first time in the show’s 23-year history that a culinary team from Wisconsin qualified for the prestigious competition. Under the direction of instructors Richard Williams, RC Schroeder and Julia Steinhiser, FVTC made more history by becoming the first team from the state to win the event.

The students earned the right to compete at the convention by winning the ACF Central Region title in June. Other teams that vied for the national accolade included Orange Coast College, Alamance Community College, the Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College and the Joint Center of Excellence - U.S. Military. Each team was tasked with preparing a signature four-course menu. The convention overall included more than 1,500 chefs and food service professionals.

Established in 1929, the ACF is the premiere professional chefs’ organization in North America with more than 17,500 members from over 150 chapters.

Growth Strategy

New center in Wautoma to serve growing needs in the region.​

This fall the doors opened to the new Fox Valley Technical College Wautoma Regional Center, welcoming education and workplace training unique to greater Waushara County.

For 40 years, FVTC has had a presence in Wautoma, most recently in the Cap Services building downtown. The new 12,000 square-foot facility located on the Wautoma High School campus provides an ideal boost to an already robust partnership in K-12 programming with the local school districts.

New offerings include truck driving, industrial maintenance and nursing assistant, in addition to continued programming in adult basic education, agriculture, welding, business and personal enrichment.


News Briefs

Graduates from both the Nursing - RN Associate Degree and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs ranked number one in the nation based on test results of the mandatory National Council Licensure Examination. The impressive outcomes were compared against results from more than 2,700 combined RN and LPN two- and four-year colleges and universities. Read more >>

Culinary Arts Instructor Jen McClure was named 2018 Baking Instructor of the Year by the Wisconsin Bakers Association in recognition of her outstanding contributions to baking and pastry arts education. Read more >>   

The Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) received praise from two prominent dignitaries this past year. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin paid a visit to the PSTC in February, while Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a stop in July to discuss best practices in school safety. 

Appleton International Airport is constructing a state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Complex. FVTC and its Public Safety Training Center will serve as the exclusive training partner in providing FAA-required live burn training involving various aircraft. In addition, the college is partnering with Pierce Manufacturing and Oshkosh Corporation to provide customized training for their domestic and international ARFF Striker vehicle customers. 

Chris Brown was named manager of the new FVTC Wautoma Regional Center, and Allan Mitchler manager of the college’s Chilton Regional Center. Brown previously served as associate manager of FVTC’s Oshkosh Riverside campus, while Mitchler comes to the college as a former vice president at Cardinal Stritch University.