News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Holly Clendenen, Executive Director, Southwest Tech Foundation and Real Estate Foundation
Phone: 608.822.2362
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date: July 24, 2017

Southwest Tech Foundation Board adds 3 new members

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The Southwest Tech Foundation Board of Directors recently added three new directors, Theresa Braudt, Fennimore; Bryant Gill, Platteville; and Greg Novinska, Poynette.  Braudt, Gill and Novinska will serve as at-large directors and serve up to two three-year terms.

Braudt is the assistant administrator of Patient Care Services at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics.  She earned her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Southwest Tech and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership and Management.  Her husband Jamie, also a Southwest Tech alumnus, and her also own 3 automotive businesses in southwest Wisconsin.  She is passionate about education and most interested in serving on the board to help ensure the college continues to be a leader in education.  In addition to serving on the Southwest Tech Foundation board, Braudt is involved with the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, Southwest Tech Nursing program advisory committee, Boscobel Area Healthcare Foundation, and I-G Sno Cats Snowmobile Club.  She and her husband have three children, one who is a Southwest Tech alumnus, and one grandchild.

Gill is a farm broadcaster and public speaker with the Wisconsin Farm Report.  He earned his Associate’s Degree is Agribusiness and Science Technology from Southwest Tech. When asked about his college experience, Gill comments “I had the best instructors possible.  They are still a resource to me to this day.”  Southwest Tech is where he realized that speaking and communication are so important.  Gill believes it is important to give back to his alma mater because it genuinely changed his life and gave him so many opportunities.  He looks forward to helping the Foundation achieve the highest level of success.

Novinska has been with the American Red Cross for 19 years, currently serving as the Collections Director.  He is a licensed practical nurse, earning his certification at Southwest Tech, and also has taken courses in project management through George Washington University.  Novinska is looking forward to being involved in the growth of Southwest Tech and the Foundation as a way to give back to his alma mater.  He is married to Courtney and has two sons, two step-daughters, and a step-son.

“We are excited to welcome Theresa, Bryant and Greg to the Southwest Tech Foundation Board of Directors.  It is great to have more alumni involved with the Foundation and interested in giving back, especially as we are celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary and working to build more relationships with alumni,” said Holly Clendenen, executive director of the Southwest Tech Foundation.  “Our new board members will not only bring an alumni perspective to the board but also an employer and industry perspective.”

The mission of the Southwest Tech Foundation is to promote learning through funding and activities that enable Southwest Tech to provide opportunities for success.  Student support programs funded by the Foundation work toward eliminating barriers in students’ lives so they can achieve success in and out of the classroom.  The Southwest Tech Foundation board of directors has 17 members including Clendenen and College President Dr. Jason Wood.  To learn more about Southwest Tech, the Southwest Tech Foundation or board of directors, please contact Clendenen at (608) 822-2362 or

Pictured below are Braudt, Gill and Novinska.









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