News Release

Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adam Kruse, of La Crosse, has been selected as the 2013-14 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System.

As Student Ambassador, Kruse will have opportunities to speak to potential students, community leaders, community groups, and others, and will spotlight the important role of technical and occupational education to the economy and society. In addition, he will represent Western at the state level by working with other student ambassadors throughout the WTCS.

Kruse is a second-year Associate of Science – Liberal Arts degree student, who is involved in several extracurricular activities on campus. He is very active in the college’s honor society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), including serving as chapter president for three years and as the current regional officer for the Minn-Wi-Kota. He was recently honored at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in San Jose with an individual award for Distinguished Regional Officer.

“Adam is enthusiastic and passionate about Western and the two-year experience,” said Linda Duffy, advisor for PTK who nominated Kruse for the honor. “Additionally, he is academically successful and engaged in campus activities, which makes him a great example for other students.”

While attending Western, Kruse is also employed at the Chileda Institute, where he works with students who have autism and other behavioral disorders. He originally enrolled in the Developmental Disabilities Support Specialist program at Western to get further in his career, but he quickly realized that he wanted more. He says the ASLA program will allow him to transfer to a four-year university for communications and political science.

“I have already been promoted to a manager position, and I know this wouldn’t have happened without the experiences I’ve gained at Western,” said Kruse. “I’m excited about this next opportunity and I’m honored to be able to share my story with others.”

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