The hard work and academic achievement of Moraine Park Technical College students was recognized during the College’s annual Student Awards Banquet held last month at The Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira.
One of the night’s speakers, Martin Ciriacks of Maribel, and the 2016 Moraine Park Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, gave advice to the students in attendance encouraging them to think ahead and offer help to those entering their field.
“Help upcoming learners like yourself,” said Ciriacks. “You will reach a certain level in your career when you will feel comfortable with your knowledge level. That is the time to start thinking of the next generation. You will be the one seeing workplace trends and opportunities every day. Pass that advice and knowledge on to others.”
Moraine Park presented the 2016 Student of the Year Award to Rebecca Powell of Cedarburg. The Student of the Year Award is designed to recognize a student who excelled in and outside of the classroom and has taken full advantage of the opportunities that Mo has made available for them. In her speech, she recognized her fellow classmates.
“Tonight we have celebrated the many accomplishments of the students that walk the halls of all three campuses of Moraine Park,” said Powell. “I want to congratulate you for all of the hard work and dedication you have put into everything you have done academically and in representing Moraine Park in the community.”
The 2016-17 District Student Ambassador Award was presented to Madison Johannes of Grafton. The Moraine Park District Student Ambassador Award identifies outstanding students in the technical college system, with nominations solicited from faculty and staff in the spring semester of each year.
Technical Achievement Awards were presented to 17 students. To receive this award, recipients must be enrolled in a one-year technical diploma program and have maintained a 3.25 GPA. They are judged on classroom participation and other contributions and characteristics that exemplify an outstanding student. Recipients were: Blake Bingen of Allenton; Jeremiah Alderden, Tim Knight and Colton Kukulka of Beaver Dam; Caleb Webster of Burnett; Alec Denzin of Campbellsport; Norberto Almaraz and Shauntinique White of Fond du Lac; Jed Prange of Jackson; Alexander Piwoni of Kewaskum; Matthew Nielsen of Malone; Brian Inks of Oakfield; Cody Serstad of Portage; Jared Langenhorst of Ripon; Austin Schmitt of Rubicon; Sara Martens of Sheboygan; and Eric Stone of West Bend.
The Meritorious Service Award is granted to students who have served the College through their leadership and participation in co-curricular activities such as student clubs, student government or other volunteer opportunities. This year’s 85 recipients include: Kyle Gloede of Adell; Lauren Stiever of Allenton; Emilie Bubolz, Marsha Jahnke, Michelle Lawrence, Debra Riedel, Sarah Schede and Amy Surprise of Beaver Dam; Lorraine Lawrenz of Brookfield; Kayla Ebert of Burnett; Cody Liesener of Campbellsport; Shelley Bugni, Matthew Grady and Rebecca Powell of Cedarburg; Cindel Wagner of Chilton; Kouta Benson, Rachel Bestor, Alan Odekirk, Natalee Olson, Jennifer Ott, Brooke Schwemer, Tammi Thurow, Mark Wallis and Matt White of Fond du Lac; Levi Minnema of Fox Lake; Penny Stephan of Germantown; Kate Peterman and Rachel Zylka of Grafton; Kerilyn Blackburn, Audrey Carroll, Alison Fiste, Emily Goddard, Kevin Griesemer, Lucas Kannenberg, Sandy VanKirk-Hall and Christine Wanke of Hartford; Andrea Lynch, Regenia Muche, Holly Muenchow and Tiffany Schmidt of Horicon; Maria Limbach and Kevin Luna-Campos of Hubertus; Kim Thrane of Iron Ridge; Jennifer Kelm and Ronell Prosek of Jackson; Sheila Delvaux, Ashley Pallin and Alexander Piwoni of Kewaskum; Drew Bacon of Lodi; Anne Moericke of Lomira; Margaret Fuller and Terry Mouthey of Malone; Tracey Denny of Mayville; Marcia Card, Kayla Harris and Elena Yopps of Milwaukee; Jamie Floeter of New Holstein; Carissa Weina Omro; Amy Bowman and Melissa Hildebrand of Oshkosh; Jeremy Nelson of Plymouth; Bobbi Richter of Princeton; Sara Martens of Random Lake; Stephanie Folts of Reeseville; Jennifer Miller and Austin Schmitt of Rubicon; Brooke Buehler of Sheboygan Falls; Maria Duquaine of Slinger; Andrea Catozzi of Theresa; Evan Pratt of Waterloo; Eric Wex of Watertown; Larry Andersen and Catherine Trojack of Wauwatosa; and Marissa Becker, Melanie Buckmann, Naomi Gosse, Tracie Hofbauer, Tim Homuth, Troy Kedroske, Dave Koehler, Angela Krewald, Tracy Liebherr, Christine Reinke, Eric Stone and Ashley Wimer of West Bend.
Eleven Moraine Park students received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Award. Who’s Who Among Students is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. Students receive national recognition for achieving at least a 3.25 GPA as well as participating and showing leadership in academic and extracurricular activities. Those students include: Jeremiah Alderden, Grace Bleiler and Dawn Weber of Beaver Dam; Cody Liesener of Campbellsport; Matthew Grady and Rebecca Powell of Cedarburg; Natalie Schmitz of Fond du Lac; Anne Moericke of Lomira; and Anita Bagwell, Gustave Jacoby and Ashley Wimer of West Bend.
The Leadership and Service Awards were presented to 23 students. Recipients were: Jeremiah Alderden, Grace Bleiler, Tim Knight, Joshua Koltz, Jake Merrill, Nicole Ricco and Codi Schmidt of Beaver Dam; Elizabeth Krill of Brookfield; Caleb Webster of Burnett; Katie Poznanski Campbellsport; Brad Leonhard, Kyle Mader and Steve Pepper of Fond du Lac; Nick Martin and Eric Walters of Fox Lake; Madison Johannes of Grafton; Michale Huckaby of Hartford; Bryce Wentlandt of Jackson; Traci Lawrenz and Aaron Schlosser of Kewaskum; and Joan Rider, DeWayne Sexton and Nichole Welzien of West Bend.
The Moraine Park Federation of Teachers sponsors a Community Stewardship, Activist and Leadership Award. This award is given based on a written application displaying the student’s understanding of and participation in community-based efforts. Recipients were: Grace Bleiler of Beaver Dam; Brenda Bertram, Carmen Greicar and Lindsay Respalje of Fond du Lac; and Andrea Lynch of Horicon.
Student government leadership recognition included Kyle Mader, Beaver Dam Student Senate president; Aaron Schlosser, Fond du Lac Student Senate president; Traci Lawrenz, West Bend Student Senate president; Bryce Wentlandt, District Student Government president; Steve Pepper, Wisconsin Student Government lt. governor; and DeWayne Sexton, Wisconsin Student Government governor.
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