News Release

Published on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Western Technical College is hosting a first-ever reunion for all graduates and faculty of its Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics) programs. The events will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the La Crosse campus.

The reunion is an opportunity for graduates from Culinary Management/Food Service Management, DisAbility Support Specialist/Community Developmental Disabilities Associate, Early Childhood Education/Child Care and Development, Food Production Specialist/Institutional Foods, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Instructional Assistant, and Interior Design program areas to reconnect with fellow classmates and current or former instructors.

Activities will include a social with campus and department tours from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. starting in the Kumm Center; lunch from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Kumm Center cafeteria; and program reunions from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the program classroom areas. Historical exhibits on the progression of the Family and Consumer Sciences programs will also be on display in the Kumm Center cafeteria throughout the event.

“Western has held smaller program reunions in previous years, but this is the first reunion for the entire Family and Consumer Sciences division,” said Sally Emerson, alumni relations director. “These programs have been an important part of the college since it was founded in 1912, and we would like to honor the graduates and staff who have been a part of this history.”

For more information about the reunion, visit or contact Emerson at 608.789.6083 or via e-mail at Reservation deadline is Friday, Sept. 12.