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Sometimes, life has a way of putting you on the path you were meant to travel, even if there are detours along the way. For Jeff McCullick, '13 Industrial Electronics and Maintenance, of Ferryville, Wis., that is the case.
Sometimes, dads know best. When Diane (Forde) Raaum, '75 Fashion Merchandising/Marketing, wanted to go to New York to be a fashion designer, her dad said she could probably find something closer. So, she researched and saw that Western had the program she wanted. "Western," he said, "would serve her well," and it has.
For those who attend Western, it’s the college where they get a great education and the start of a great career. For some of our alums, it’s also where they found their spouse! In fact, when doing our research for this article, we discovered there are more than 1,100 couples who either met at Western or are both Western alums! Let’s meet three of those couples now.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of varsity athletics at Western or Coleman Technical Institute as we were known in 1965. Starting with four sports, men’s basketball, wrestling, golf and bowling, Western’s athletics program has continued to grow throughout the years. Those first teams had 33 players total, while current teams average 75 players per year.
But while some things have changed, others have stayed the same. We have always been the Cavaliers!