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WCTC to celebrate fall 2022 graduates at commencement Saturday morning, Dec. 10


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, Dec. 5, 2022) – Waukesha County Technical College December graduates are preparing to cross the stage at the fall 2022 commencement ceremony, set for this Saturday, Dec. 10.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will honor students in programs within the schools of Applied Technologies, Business, Health and Protective & Human Services. The event will be held on the main Pewaukee campus in the Anthony J. Natalizio Center (AJN Center), Building S.

Graduation marks a significant academic milestone for students earning certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees. Around 200 students are slated to participate in the fall commencement exercises.

Four Outstanding Student Award recipients – those who embody the spirit and mission of WCTC -- will be honored Saturday. One student is selected in each of the four schools. They are selected based on their academic performance, credits completed, leadership experience and involvement in campus activities. They include (pictured, from left):

  •   Elizabeth Snyder – (Two degrees) Human Resources and Leadership Development,  School of Business
  •  Jessica Winkowski – Nursing, School of Health
  •  Katelyn Rasmussen -- Paramedic Technician, School of Protective & Human Services (student speaker)
  •  Selena Rouse -- Metal Fabrication/Welding, School of Applied Technologies

Grit_2022In addition, the Grit Award will be 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. This fall’s recipient is Jacob Boniface, who will earn his Import/Export Specialist technical diploma.

Michael Jones, Fire and EMS instructor in the School of Protective & Human Services, will serve as commencement speaker at the event.

Besides the official College graduation ceremonies, students in several programs have held celebrations throughout the month, including the police academy graduation, nurse pinning ceremony and program showcases. On Dec. 1, several students were honored at the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Induction Ceremony and Fall Awards event.  (PTK is an international honor society for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree program who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their program of study.)

>> Those who are interested in watching the ceremony online Saturday via a live stream can visit and click on the graduation link.

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