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Waukesha County Technical College to hold 100th anniversary community events

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Tuesday, March 21, 2023) – Earlier in 2023, Waukesha County Technical College kicked off a yearlong celebration to mark its 100th anniversary, with special events held for students, faculty and staff. Starting in April, WCTC will hold several activities designed to engage the greater Waukesha County community and celebrate the College as a leader in workforce development.

“WCTC’s 100th anniversary is a significant milestone, and the residents of Waukesha County and surrounding communities are one of the key reasons for the College’s success,” said Richard Barnhouse, Ph.D., president of WCTC. “They are our partners, supporters, students – and families of students – and we welcome them to participate in our upcoming special events planned throughout the year. The College’s centennial is a celebration for the community as a whole.”

*Upcoming events that are open to the public, include:

  • Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day Campus and Community Cleanup Event: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with optional WCTC campus tour to follow

Community members are welcome to join WCTC students, faculty and staff to help beautify green spaces and clean up Waukesha County/Pewaukee parks, including Retzer Nature Center, Kiwanis Village Park, Lakefront Park, Peffer Park and others. Volunteer groups of all sized are encouraged to attend – individuals, families, friends, school/community groups, scout troops and more! Participants will receive an event t-shirt, light breakfast and lunch, along with all supplies needed to help with the cleanup effort. For more details, contact Dee Dee Wallace at

  • Friday, May 12 – Golf FORE WCTC’s Child Development Center (CDC) – Foursome Scramble: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Western Lakes Golf Club, Pewaukee — $150/per person

Enjoy a day of golf and help support WCTC’s Child Development Center! The event begins at 10 a.m., with registration, lunch and time on the range, followed by a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. A dinner and silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. Cost includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, complimentary range balls, box lunch, prize events on Par 3s and a buffet dinner catered by Saz’s. Proceeds will be used to supplement the CDC’s budget to help keep tuition affordable for families. Golfers can register as individuals or groups and will be paired with other players. For questions and registration information, contact Angie Todd at                                                                                                                   

  •  Late summer (date TBD) — Celebrity Chef Dinner and Fundraiser featuring WCTC grads

WCTC is fortunate to have several top-notch alumni chefs, bakers and culinary masters in the kitchens of many prestigious fine dining restaurants in the Milwaukee/Waukesha area. Local foodies can enjoy a special, multi-course meal prepared by one of these grads.

  •  Nov. 9 – 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Celebrate WCTC’s centennial at this ticketed gala event, which will showcase the College’s proudest accomplishments and look ahead to WCTC’s next century of impact. The formal event will feature WCTC students and highlight the regional workforce impact of WCTC. Community members, employer partners and other local leaders will celebrate what’s to come for WCTC. Limited public tickets will be available. 

The College is proud of its rich history and is looking forward to sharing in celebration with members of the community who have been an integral part of WCTC’s success. *Please visit for information about the events, and watch for more details as they become available.

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 170 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