2013 Ambassadors

John Peralta, Blackhawk Technical College, Leadership Development
As a student, the college has given me hands-on leadership experience, educational support from staff, and the opportunity to further my personal development through campus workshops and conferences. The class sizes made it easy to talk to a teacher after a class, and I didn’t feel like I was just a number. I am very pleased with my choice to attend Blackhawk Technical College and I am grateful for the value the college has contributed to my life.
 
Robyn Stahlbusch, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement
When I began contemplating my future in the fall of 2009, it didn’t take me long to decide that Chippewa Valley Technical College was the place for me. All of the instructors at CVTV go the extra mile to ensure their students are on the track to succeed. They have taken a personal interest in my life, goals, and education. Deciding to attend CVTV has been one of the best decision I have made. I look forward to what my future holds when I graduate in May of 2014.
 
Kellie Stegath, Fox Valley Technical College, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Fox Valley Technical College gave me a starting point for my new career in counseling. The flexible class times really helped me complete my coursework and I loved that there were so many opportunities to get involved with the college outside of the classroom. Perhaps the best part of my FVTC experience was my relationship with the instructors. I enjoyed the benefits of one-on-one time with my teachers and loved the warm and welcoming environment.
 
GraceDeLuca, Gateway Technical College, Administrative Professional
When I was looking for a college, I wanted a place that I could afford, had small class sizes and was located close to home. Gateway Technical College was a perfect match for me. Tuition was reasonable, the small class sizes allowed me to have a lot of one-on-one time with my instructors and because the college has five locations, I was never too far from my children. I truly believe I got the most out of my money at Gateway.
 
Alyssa Young, Lakeshore Technical College, Administrative Professional
I chose LTC because I know a lot of graduates who have had success getting employed after graduation. I also think that technical colleges have more opportunity to get involved with clubs and other events because they care about their students and want them to succeed. Over all I’m glad I chose a technical college over a university; it just works perfectly with my lifestyle.
 
Adrian Holtzman, Madison Area Technical College, Liberal Arts
I was a point in my life that made me really want to further my education. I really wanted to be able to finish my degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also had limited financial resources at the time so I needed the best value for my investment. The liberal arts transfer program was the best decision I’ve ever made.
 
Erin Auer, Mid-State Technical College, Early Childhood Education
In January 2012, I decided that I would look into college courses. When I began the process I was very intimidated by the University so I looked into Mid-State. My initial experience with the MSTC instructors was wonderful. They helped me realize that this was the perfect learning environment I needed to be in to be successful.
 
Robyn Wiggill, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Human Resource Management
I love the feeling of belonging as there are so many organizations and groups available. The cost is unbeatable and the education is worth it. I have learned a lot and grown so much from this experience.
 
Mihai Schnell-Harrison, Moraine Park Technical College, Business Management & Supervision
Moraine Park gave me the hands-on learning experience I needed to be successful in college. The cost of tuition helped me stay in school and now I can transfer some of my credits if I want to continue my education. In addition to my coursework, Moraine Park also provided me a chance to network with business professionals so after I graduate, I will be in a good position to get  aa job right away.
 
Tony Bellman, Nicolet College, IT Program and Associate of Arts
After sustaining a back injury, without having a high school diploma my options were limited. I contacted Nicolet College, obtained my GED and enrolled in college classes. This has been the best decision I have made for myself and my family.
 
Heidi Mrozek, Northcentral Technical College, Medical Office Specialist
Northcentral Technical College continues to be a leader in the community time and time again. I feel privileged to attend a college that provides their students with so many opportunities to succeed. The Wisconsin Technical College System has a strong history of producing confident, education individuals who have a drive to make a different. Through my education here I intend to put all of these qualities into practice.
 
Shen Yang, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Nursing
Right out of high school, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go for college. I decided to stay in town and start off at a technical college. Little did I know that the staff and faculty at NWTC would open my eyes to its many opportunities. I can definitely say NWTC has helped me become an active and responsible leader.
 
Corabeth Halverson, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Accounting
After one year at a four-year school I decided that I wanted to attend a school closer to home. Southwest Tech was the perfect fit because it was close to home and affordable. After the first few days at Southwest Tech I felt more at home than I thought possible. Students and staff go out of their way to help people. Southwest Tech has helped me become the person I want to be.
 
Lois Weber, Waukesha County Technical College, IT-Network Specialist
I chose a technical college for the first step in my career path because I feel technical colleges are geared towards non-traditional students. They give you the ability to achieve your goals through online classes, night classes and they offer technical curriculum that gives you the immediate skills necessary to land a position upon graduation. I am very pleased and happy I chose WCTC as my first step to achieve my goals. 
 
Adam Kruse, Western Technical College, Science & Liberal Arts
After being out of school for more than five years, I knew that Western Technical College was a place where I could bring my experience in the work force to my studies. I was excited that it had opportunities in and out of the classroom, which were applicable to my goals. For me, it made sense to enroll in a technical school. I am very involved with Phi Theta Kappa at Western where I have served as both a chapter and regional officer.
 
Tarissa Deragon, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Science & Liberal Arts
I attended a university for two years before realizing I wanted to be a teacher. This time, I felt I needed to take a better route with my life. I wanted to earn a meaningful degree in less time, at an affordable price. My parents are both alumni of WITC so I knew it would be a perfect fit and I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. It really was a life-changing wake-up call that I’m glad I decided to answer.