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Connect Newsletter

Western Connect newsletter is sent twice a year and provides updates on what is happening at the college and features stories about our alumni. See the the most recent issues below, and add your name to the mailing list by completing the "Update Your Information" section above.


August 2022

Western Connect Cover - August 2022Feature Story: Amanda Heintz - Great Misfortune; Beautiful Closure

The universe was in an irritable mood the day it intervened in Amanda’s life in a terrible way. A gentler nudge in the right direction would have been appreciated, but we don’t get to choose these things. On a stormy gray morning, Amanda Heintz—at the time a Western nursing student—was driving to church, like she always did. This trip left Amanda with a crumpled car and a cleanly broken femur. The accident was tailor-made for a pain killer habit. She unwittingly entered a darkly lit pattern of addiction—a place notoriously difficult to come back from. However, lots has happened since.

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February 2022

Western Connect Cover - February 2021Feature Story: Amber’s Noteworthy 10-year Challenge

Amber Patterman, a 2013 Western graduate, is currently on her second term teaching Anatomy and Physiology to Western students. Her journey started at Western as a student just over a decade ago. After branching out to acquire experience and knowledge, she’s returned to Western to stay. A life well planned and organized is a desirable thing.

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August 2021

Western Connect Cover - August 2021Feature Story: Paul Reardon—passion, artisan craftsmanship, and a good business plan

Blue Steel Bike of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a mobile bike repair shop for most of the year and a custom frame and bike build shop in winter. Paul Reardon, the owner of Blue Steel Bike, is the brains and the talent behind the uniquely positioned and successful operation. Reardon’s motto is, “Our frames are one in a million, not one of a million.”

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February 2021

Western Connect Cover - Spring 2021Feature Story: Western’s Upgraded Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center is Remarkable 

Now exhibiting an indisputably Western facade, the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center remodel is finished and ready to train a new workforce with state-of-the-art equipment and accomplished instruction to match. A boon to the region, the apprenticeship facility remodel is a brilliant vision with a nod to the future, but rooted in a practical and efficient reality currently unfolding. The apprenticeship programs have a huge role in our community and local economy.  

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The Western Alumni Marketplace enables our alumni to promote their business while offering discounted products and services to fellow Western alumni. Increase your customer base by listing your business!

Become an Alumni Association Board Member

Get involved! Apply to be an Alumni Association Board Member! If you are an alumni of Western Technical College and looking for a way to help drive forward the mission of the college, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

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