News Release

Published on Friday, April 23, 2010

On Friday, May 14, Western Technical College will hold a commencement ceremony at the La Crosse Center, located in downtown La Crosse, honoring 1,425 graduates from the seven Western District campuses. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., and a reception for the graduates will follow in the North Hall of the La Crosse Center.

Of the graduates, 542 will receive associate’s degrees and 347 will receive technical diplomas. There will be 437 graduating from the Certified Nursing Assistant program, and 87 will receive other certificates. An additional 12 will graduate from the apprenticeship program in various technical fields.

Keynote speaker during the ceremony will be Harold Coppernoll, owner of Coppernoll Mechanical Design, in Ixonia, Wis., who was recently named Distinguished Alumnus by Western’s Alumni Association.

Western Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Each year, more than 400,000 Wisconsin residents receive education and training from the state’s 16 technical colleges.

To learn more about Western Technical College programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the website at For more information on WTCS, visit