A special video is being produced to honor the spring semester graduates. It will be posted at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 on the college’s website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages.
Hometown: I was born and raised in Lancaster, Wisconsin. My husband and I currently reside in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, and have lived there the last four years.
Program: Associate Degree Nursing Program
What did you do before you came to Southwest Tech? Before nursing school, I was working as a product and service solutions specialist at Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Madison, Wisconsin, where I developed virtual webinars, trained credit union professionals, organized and traveled to various training conferences across the United States, as well as managed the sales and marketing for an unlimited webinar package.
Your plans after graduation? My immediate goals are to pass the NCLEX-RN and accept a nursing position in the Madison or Sauk area. My ultimate goal is to work in labor and delivery, and eventually become a certified nurse-midwife.
Campus involvement: Member of the Student Nurses Association (SNA), which included volunteering at the biannual campus blood drives, speaking to the 2021 nursing class during their orientation to the program, and raising overall awareness of SNA with various fundraising opportunities.
Hometown: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Program: Welding 2016, Precision Machining 2018, Business Management 2020
What did you do before you came to Southwest Tech? After high school I took a year off and worked at Land’s End to save up money to go to school for welding. I got a job as a welder and started doing manual machining there. I then decided to go to school for machining. After machining I got a job as a CNC machinist and decided to go back to school for business.
Your plans after graduation? I plan to stay in southwest Wisconsin and continue to work at Ringbrothers.
Campus involvement: Pistol team, helped with welding and machining after I graduated from them.
Hometown: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Program: Medical Laboratory Technician
What did you do before you came to Southwest Tech? Before I began at Southwest Tech I was a military wife and stay at home mom.
Your plans after graduation? I have already been hired and will start working at Lafayette County Memorial Hospital a week after graduation. I also intend to work for a year and then start working on getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
Campus involvement: Student Senate representative for the MLT program and volunteered to represent the program during Career Days.
Hometown: Volga, Iowa
Program: Agribusiness Science and Technology – Agronomy
What did you do before you came to Southwest Tech? I attended Central Community School in Elkader, Iowa and worked on the family farm.
Your plans after graduation? After graduation I will be assisting local farmers with precision agronomy and continue working on our family farm.
Campus involvement: While on campus I was involved in PAS Club and FARM Club.
Hometown: Arena, Wisconsin
Program: Associate Degree Nursing
What did you do before you came to Southwest Tech? Before l came to SWTC l was a certified nursing assistant, working in home health and an EMT in Arena.
Your plans after graduation? My plans after graduation are to get a job in a hospital and start my Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Hometown: Boscobel, Wisconsin
Program: Liberal Arts
Background: I graduated from North Crawford High School. I played softball and volleyball all throughout high school and spent most of my weekends babysitting. Then I went right to Southwest Tech after high school.
Your plans after graduation? I’m not 100 percent sure, but I am thinking about transferring to Winona State University for business management or accounting maybe.
Campus involvement: I serve as a student ambassador and the Student Senate president