Alumni Stories

This is where you Succeed

At Southwest Tech we change lives by providing opportunities for success. Our alumni are proof of that. We see their success in area hospitals and care facilities, in local manufacturing operations and agriculture operations. Our alumni also take their skills and talents to other parts of the country working for national firms and organizations. We are proud of their accomplishments and so proud that Southwest Tech is part of their success story.

Alumni Spotlight: Tory Wetter

After graduating from Benton High School in 2008, Tory Wetter began chasing his dream of becoming a doctor. He attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin for a year and then transferred to UW-Platteville in Platteville, Wisconsin to finish his …

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Aaron Kleemann joins the Southwest Tech Foundation Board of Directors

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Aaron Kleemann is 2018 graduate of the Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician program and is employed as the Transportation Coordinator for Foremost Farms USA in Baraboo, WI. Kleemann earned his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UW-Platteville and then decided …

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Proud Alumna Shares Her Unique Path to Southwest Tech

Angelica Lippert, a 2015 Business Administration graduate and a native of Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, has a unique path to Southwest Tech. Lippert’s family is from the northern part of Mexico. Her grandfather was the first member of her family to …

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Samantha Brooks, 2014 alumna and Grant Regional Health Lab Manager

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is very proud to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week by highlighting our graduates who have taken the skills and knowledge they gained through their education and have put it to work in the field. Samantha (Goodman) …

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Knutson secures career with Pokemon Company International

Scott Knutson, a Platteville native, credits Southwest Tech for the strong foundation that he has built his career on. After graduating from Platteville High School, Knutson took a year off and then decided to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College to …

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Winters succeeds in Health Information Technology program

Kasey Winters has built an impressive resume that now proudly includes Southwest Wisconsin Technical College alumna. This 2020 Southwest Tech graduate of the Health Information Technology Associate degree program works full-time as a systems analyst for the largest medical insurance …

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James earns success through Supply Chain Management online program

Walter James is a 2019 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College graduate of the Supply Chain Management Associate’s degree program. This program is delivered completely online allowing students from all across the United States to take Southwest Tech classes. We recently talked …

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Alumni Stories – Edgar Mendez

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Edgar Mendez’s remarkable journey continues to unfold as the 2018 Southwest Tech graphic design graduate celebrated his new position as a junior design specialist at The Buzz Creative Group in LaMotte, Iowa. Those who know Mendez well, and he was …

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Alumni Stories – Wendy Runde

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Wendy Runde is a 1995 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College alumna. After graduating high school she attended two four-year universities and then decided to enroll at Southwest Tech. After graduating with her Associate’s degree in accounting, Runde was hired at the …

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Alumni Stories – Molly Rivers

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A 2007 graduate of Southwest Tech from the Barber/Cosmetology program, Molly Rivers has always possessed a passion for and a love of hairstyling.  With over 12 years of experience in the Hair and Beauty industry, the first seven years working …

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Alumni Stories – Konnie Sadler

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Konnie Sadler is a 2002 graduate of the Culinary Management program and is currently the senior training manager for Culver’s Franchising System in Prairie du Sac, Wis. Sadler has climbed the ladder within the Culver’s Franchising System, starting her career …

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Alumni Stories – Jason Garfoot

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Jason Garfoot, a 2002 graduate of the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College auto collision repair and refinish technician program always had an interest in cars and mechanics. “The American Chopper TV show was really popular when I was in high school …

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