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Nicolet College students to
showcase talents at State Capitol


Jan. 23, 2012
Nicolet College students Melissa Harmann and Kandra Shefchik will join more than 100 other technical college students from around the state at a special event to showcase projects at the State Capital Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The Celebration of Student Engagement will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

"The projects demonstrate how our students routinely combine traditional learning with entrepreneurship opportunities, outreach, and community service," said Dan Clancy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Harmann, from Eagle River, will have a display on Service Learning Opportunities in Health Care, specifically the annual health care screenings Nicolet's Medical Assistant students conduct at Head Start facilities around the district. Schefchik, from Rhinelander, holds a bachelor's degree in fine art and is a student in Nicolet's Welding program. She will demonstrate a non-traditional approach to a program which typically attracts male students. They will be accompanied by instructors Candy Dailey and Warren Krause.

Other projects on display at the Capitol will include Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and Its Impact on Information Security Practices; Nanoscience Research of Porous Silicon; Market Research: Surveying Employer Training Needs; Keep Stepping Service Learning Program; and Sustainable Building.

In addition to the project display, there will be a program from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Clancy, Technical College Alum Mark Schmitz, owner of ZD Studios, Madison, and several current students. Legislators, news media and the public are invited to attend and learn more about technical college programs.

The Wisconsin Technical College System has 16 technical college districts throughout Wisconsin, which offer more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin's business and industry community. More than half of all adults in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training. Find out more about educational programs at