MPTC Names 2018 Student of the Year

(West Bend) Moraine Park Technical College has named their 2018 Student of the Year. Joseph Jaeger, a 2001 graduate from Hartford Union High School, enrolled at Moraine Park in 2016. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a minor in general business. Jaeger said he worked at the family business until 2011, when he realized it was not something he was passionate about. After leaving the business, Jaeger opened a single employee shop, buying junk cars but said that he knew this was not a forever job and considered it a transition time to find out what his real career aspirations were. When Jaeger came to Moraine Park he took a personality test called Strengths Finder 2.0 that suggested he focus on a career in nursing. Jaeger said he first laughed at the idea but later thought it would suit his personality and desire to care for people. Jaeger enrolled in the nursing program at Moraine Park Technical College at the West Bend Campus and is scheduled to graduate in May. The Student of the Year recipient was also active in many student life groups, served as a member of student senate, is co-president of the Student Nursing Association and volunteer’s regularly across the campus. Jaeger is also a Dean’s List student and holds a GPA of 3.75. He said that his experience has been wonderful at Moraine Park and says that being selected as the 2018 Student of the Year is one of the biggest accomplishments of his life. Student of the Year nominees must demonstrate excellence in and out of the classroom, act responsibly, work productively and cooperatively and display integrity. Jaeger will be recognized during the College’s annual Student Awards Banquet on May 11.