(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College recognized Don Charleston as its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus award winner. The honor was presented during the College’s annual Student Awards Banquet on Friday. College officials say Charleston is the epitome of a Moraine Park success story and noted his generosity and dedication to the school. After graduating in 1974 with a degree in mechanical drafting, Charleston went on to have a successful career in the earth-moving industry working with companies like WABCO and Caterpillar. Success took him around the world, but he never forgot where he came from. Charleston says he had his Moraine Park yearbook in his work desk drawer for 34 years to remember the people and experiences that changed his life. After Charleston retired from Caterpillar in May of 2016, he established a scholarship through the Moraine Park Foundation.
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