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Students named tech college Ambassadors

May 01, 2019 | Conor Smyth

Wisconsin Dells, WI – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) last week recognized 16 technical college students as “WTCS Ambassadors” at a ceremony in Wisconsin Dells. After a full day of leadership training, the students will champion opportunities in technical education at events and in videos and publications throughout the coming year.

“Our students are fearless leaders at school, in the workplace and in the community,” said WTCS President Dr. Morna K. Foy. “These 16 outstanding students exemplify that.”

Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm headquartered in Milwaukee, has sponsored the WTCS State Ambassador program since its inception more than a decade 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’s Public Finance Team. “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.

This 2019 WTCS Ambassadors are:

Kwamesha Milsap, Nursing – Blackhawk Technical College
Brandy Mouledoux, Pre-Program for Nursing – Chippewa Valley Technical College
Heather Schroeder, Individual Technical Studies – Fox Valley Technical College
Angela Haney, Human Services – Gateway Technical College
Gregg Udulutch, Human Resource Management – Lakeshore Technical College
Andrew Allison, Automotive Technology – Madison College
Vikram Gill, Business Management – Mid-State Technical College
Marissa Nicholson, Criminal Justice – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Barbara Turner, Leadership Development – Moraine Park Technical College
Bess Corn, Early Childhood Education – Nicolet College
Kayley McColley, Nursing – Northcentral Technical College
Joseph Maier., Mechanical Design Technology – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Christina Hill, Culinary Arts – Southwest Tech
Kelly Gonzales, Baking & Pastry Management – Waukesha County Technical College
Evan Whalen, Accounting – Western Technical College
Logan Smith, Architecture Commercial Design – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

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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. For more information, visit www.wtcsystem.edu.

ABOUT BAIRD
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $200 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the 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, visit www.rwbaird.com.