News Release

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Two local students from the Culinary Management program at Western Wisconsin Technical College were recently awarded with Restaurant Association scholarships.

Josh Berg, of Bangor, received a $2,000 scholarship from the National Restaurant Association. Only 12 national scholarships are awarded each year. Berg also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, as did Kristie Degner, of Onalaska. The competition for these scholarships includes students enrolled in two- or four-year culinary programs

“This is the first time our students have received the big scholarships; the larger dollar amounts typically go to the four-year schools.” said Deb Klug, head of WWTC Foods program. “This shows the quality of the students who go through our program.”

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