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Congratulations, spring 2021 graduates! WCTC to hold virtual ceremony Saturday, May 15


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, April 21, 2021) -- Waukesha County Technical College is gearing up for its spring 2021 commencement ceremony, which will be held in a virtual format on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The event marks a significant academic milestone for students earning certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees.

The virtual ceremony will include speakers, recognition of award recipients, conferring of degrees and more.

Four Outstanding Student Award winners – those who embody the spirit and mission of WCTC -- will be honored. They are selected based on their academic performance, credits completed, leadership experience and involvement in campus activities.

Recipients include:

  • Elyssa Anderson, Automation Systems Technology – School of Applied Technologies (also serving as student speaker)

  • Ryan Fields, Database Specialist – School of Business

  • Kimberly Diring, Nursing – School of Health

  • Jonathan Donner, Human Services Associate – School of Protective and Human Services

In addition, Donner will receive the Grit Award. This award is presented to one graduating student who demonstrates the characteristics of courage, resolve, strength of character, perseverance and determination in reaching his or her long-term goals.

Aaron Jagdfeld, chief executive officer of Generac Power Systems, will be honored with the Citizen Service Award. This award is presented to an individual who gives of his or her time, talent, skills and resources toward the advancement of technical education. Over the years, Generac has been an outstanding partner of the College and its School of Applied Technologies by providing financial gifts to WCTC, donating equipment, hiring students and graduates, and having employees serve on advisory committees. Additionally, the company has partnered with WCTC’s Corporate Training Center to educate their global workforce.

WCTC Class of 2000 alumnus Michael Hostad, co-founder and executive director of The Commons, will serve as keynote speaker for the spring commencement ceremony.

>> Visit the WCTC website graduation page on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m., or anytime after, to watch the ceremony. There will be an updated link to access the ceremony at that time.


About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit