Most-Read FVTC Stories of 2023

Most-Read FVTC Stories of 2023

| By: Britten, Casey

As we wrap up the year, we’re taking a look back at what captured the attention of the readers of Fox Valley Technical College news in 2023. 

Not surprisingly, it was stories about our students, alumni and faculty that topped the list.

FVTC programs highlighted include Early Childhood Education, Digital Court Reporter, Nursing, Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Machine Tool Technology, Business Management, Woodworking Technology, Welding and Construction Management Technology. 

Here’s a closer look:

Paying It Forward

At age 23, Early Childhood Education program alumna Cassie Knauer is one of the youngest FVTC graduates to lead a childcare center. The support and encouragement she received during her own education planted the seeds to help her nurture young minds. Read more >

Digital Court Reporter Program Addresses Workforce Gap

Graduates of the Digital Court Reporter program continue to be in high demand in the workforce. This is especially true in the Wisconsin Court system where there has been a surge in stenographer retirements. Read more >

Promise Made, Promise Kept

Faith McHugh did not know what the Promise scholarship was when she first heard of it. But just as the name suggests, the program held a lot of promise for her future. Read more >

A Strong Showing in Ag Competition

Students in FVTC's Agriculture programs had a strong showing at the Wisconsin Professional Agricultural Student state competition. Read more >

Focus on Faculty with Chef Gary

Chef Gary Lyons is proof that a strategic nudge can be life-changing. Chef Gary says he entered the workforce straight out of high school and his employer is the one who nudged him to enroll in culinary school. Read more >

Focus: Piecing Together a Career

To celebrate Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, three women in the Machine Tool Technician program at Fox Valley Technical College share their thoughts on why a career in manufacturing intrigues them, how their interests led them to FVTC and why they hope to see other women joining them in the manufacturing workplace. Read more >

Focus: From Service to Studio

Having overcome personal challenges during her time in the Marines, Business Management student Valery Liriano now has a new perspective and is on a journey to accomplish a new goal: owning her own dance studio. Read more >

Woodworking Technology Grad Earns National Award

FVTC Woodworking Technology graduate Pacey Berken's chair design earned a second place award in the 2023 Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fresh Wood student furniture competition in Las Vegas. Read more >

Ben Rehme Chosen for Alumni of the Year Award

Ben Rehme, journeyman tool and die maker at AriensCo in Brillion has been named the recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award. Read more >

Celebrating our Graduates: Hannah Gegare

Utilizing the dual credit opportunity through her high school, Hannah was able to start her journey through the Construction Management Technology program with 12 credits already finished. Read more >