News Release

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011

This year, over 400 students in the Goal Oriented Adult Learning (GOAL) program at Western Technical College will be honored at a graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lunda Center on the La Crosse Campus.

Participating graduates will include those from the following programs of instruction: High School Equivalency Diploma, General Educational Development, Adult High School, and Alternative High School.

The graduation ceremony will feature four student speakers: Rusty Russell of Sparta, See Vang of Holmen, Bill Patschull of La Crosse, and Lisaann Clayton of Sparta.

The keynote address will be delivered by Harold Coppernoll, Western alumnus and owner of Coppernoll Mechanical Design, Inc. in Ixonia, Wis.

Western offers GOAL programs in nine locations throughout the college’s district. Additional services offered through Western’s Instructional Support Services Division include English Language Learners classes (ELL), Developmental Courses prior to post-secondary training, COMPASS Test Preparation, Basic Skills/Review, and High School Credit courses.

For more information about GOAL courses or to learn about additional programs and services at Western Technical College, call 608.785.9200 or visit the website at