MPTC President Applauds Graduates For Overcoming Challenges

(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College is recognizing recent graduates for completing their education while facing unprecedented challenges. Over 800 MPTC students earned their Associate of Applied Science degree or Technical diploma this year. School officials say while this semester introduced new challenges it was also an opportunity for students and staff to adapt to new changes including a virtual learning environment and the cancellation of the 2020 commencement ceremony. In recent weeks, the College made accommodations for small, socially distant classes to temporarily resume and complete face-to-face labs and coursework. Officials say the hard work and patience by staff and students allowed for all spring semester classes, including contract training, to be completed. Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald says their students’ ability to persevere and continue to work toward their college degree during such uncertain times is something that they should all be very proud of. Baerwald has also invited all 2020 graduates to participate in the 2021 commencement ceremony.