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Students Named 2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Ambassadors

May 06, 2020 | Conor Smyth

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is recognizing 16 technical college students as “WTCS Ambassadors.” After a day of team building and leadership training, the students will champion opportunities in technical education throughout the coming year.

“Our students become Wisconsin’s essential workforce, which we’ve all come to appreciate even more in recent weeks,” said WTCS President Dr. Morna K. Foy. “These 16 outstanding students exemplify that. They are fearless leaders at school, in the workplace and in the community.”

Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm headquartered in Milwaukee, has been the sole sponsor of the WTCS Ambassador program since its inception more than 20 years ago.

“We’re proud of Wisconsin’s technical colleges and recognize what they do for the state’s economy,” said Lisa Voisin, a managing director with Baird Public Finance. “Tech college talent is highly valued across economic sectors. Baird is committed to supporting these students and the opportunities provided by our technical colleges,” Voisin said.

The Ambassadors’ backgrounds include traditional students attending college immediately following high school graduation, as well as those returning for additional education mid-career or changing careers. One of the program’s objectives is to develop greater public awareness and appreciation for the role and value of technical education for individuals, employers and the state's economy.

 
Casey Bennett – Orfordville
Blackhawk Technical College
Agribusiness, Science & Technology
 
Carrie Erickson – Eau Claire
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Medical Assistant
 
Drew Bisarek – Hillsboro
Fox Valley Technical College
Network Systems Administration, IS Security Specialist
 
Megan Bahr – Mount Pleasant
Gateway Technical College
Professional Communications
 
Kalita Fore – Sheboygan
Lakeshore Technical College
Health Information Management
 
Maddie Adams – Madison
Madison College
Civil Engineering Technology
 
Luke Mroczenski – Nekoosa
Mid-State Technical College
Civil Engineering Technology
 
Alan Lee – Milwaukee
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Liberal Arts Transfer
 
Haley Van Raden – West Bend
Moraine Park Technical College
Web Page Design & Development, Mobile Application Developer
 
Marina Candela – Three Lakes
Nicolet College
Liberal Arts
 
Madison Kandutsch – Rothschild
Northcentral Technical College
Graphic Communications
 
Denisse Arjon-Rivera – Green Bay
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Design & Graphic Technology
 
Karlee Leatherberry – Viola
Southwest Tech
Agribusiness, Science & Technology
 
Elyssa Anderson – Oconomowoc
Waukesha County Technical College
Automation Systems Technologies
 
Abdul Cole – La Crosse
Western Technical College
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
 
Ashley Rauwolf – Barnes
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Nursing-Gerontology

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ABOUT WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) offers more than 400 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas and certificates. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized business solutions and technical assistance to Wisconsin employers. Well over 300,000 individuals access a technical college each year. To learn more, please visit us at WTCSystem.edu.

ABOUT BAIRD
Putting clients first since 1919, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.