service learning

Moraine Park Technical College has awarded 17 medical assistant and medical office students with Service Learning awards for the fall 2018 semester.

Service Learning combines community service with classroom instruction. This experiential learning includes volunteer activities that integrate into the course curriculum, address a community issue or problem, and connect the classroom learning to the real world.

The Service Learning award is a Moraine Park recognition program designed to acknowledge students who are committed to serving their community. Students who achieve over 25 hours of service are eligible to receive a Service Learning award. The 12 students who earned a bronze award, completing 25 to 49 hours of service, are Megan Andrews of North Fond du Lac, Victoria Barron of Berlin, Tonja Bates of Randolph, Selena Heiman of Slinger, Chellsie Holst of Beaver Dam, Rachel Rongstad of Slinger, Ashley Schroeder of Kiel, Jackie Smith of West Bend, Lyn Vogt of

Fond du Lac, April Weisinger of Slinger, Arielle Wiedmer of Waupun, and Andrea Wilcox of Mayville. The five students who earned a silver award, completing 50 to 99 hours of service, are Kelly Duley of Hartford, Crystal Firkus of Beaver Dam, Felicia Hemmila of Winneconne, Nancy Osorio of Juneau, and Brooke Wentland of Randolph.

“We are very proud of these students,” Anne Lemke, expierential learning coordinator at Moraine Park said. “Seeing the community impact they have made is tremendous. Together, they have helped over 25 community partners and served over 770 hours.”

The students received their awards at the December 4 medical assistant and medical coding careers event.

For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.