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Moraine Park Names Vernon Jung 2023 Distinguished Alumnus

Moraine Park Technical College has named Vernon Jung, of Kewaskum, as the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus.

Jung graduated from Moraine Park in 1983 with a degree in Machine Tool Technics and built a successful career in the tool and die industry. He has worked in the industry since graduation, and as the Principal of Team Technologies has become a reputable and respected business leader and has continued to move the industry forward in the district.

In 1995, Jung joined the MPTC District Board, and is still an active member, advocating passionately for technical college education, participating on other boards to represent both MPTC and the Wisconsin Technical College System, and regularly attending the Association of Community College Trustees, District Boards Association, and American Association of Community Colleges events. He is heavily involved in legislative advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal legislators on issues impacting technical education.

“I would not have had my very successful career if it was not for Moraine Park Technical College,” Jung said. “I gained an unbelievable amount of self-confidence and determination, and I learned skills that I still use today.”

Jung never hesitates to volunteer his time when a board member’s presence at a college or community event is needed. He is a champion for Moraine Park Technical College and is a deserving recipient of the 2023 Moraine Park Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“True wealth is created when you take a raw piece of steel and turn it into a tool,” Jung said. “Technical education drives our economy.”

Jung’s contributions, commitment, and passion for technical education made him an obvious choice for Moraine Park’s 2023 Distinguished Alumnus distinction. He will accept his award at the May 12 student awards banquet.

For more information on Moraine Park’s Alumni Association, visit morainepark.edu/alumni.

April 12th, 2023by Emilie Wilson