LA CROSSE, Wis., March 22, 2018 – Alyssa Boardman, of La Crosse, has been selected as the 2018-19 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System.
As Student Ambassador, Boardman 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, she will represent Western at the state level by working with other student ambassadors throughout the WTCS.
Boardman is a Human Resource Management program student, who is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. She is involved in the Society for Human Resource Management, both at the local and national levels.
“Alyssa brings a tremendous, and infectious, enthusiasm to whatever she does – be it conducting research for a class project, helping another student understand a concept, or planning an event for Phi Theta Kappa,” said Dan Rooney, communication skills instructor at Western, who nominated her for the honor. “Her positivity makes her the type of person that you always want to have around.”
Boardman chose to attend Western because of the small class sizes and close proximity to home, but her time at Western has been more fulfilling than she could have imagined.
“I originally planned to attend Western to take some general classes, and transfer to a local university,” said Boardman. “After discovering the Human Resource Management program, however, I can truly say I’ve found my calling.”
Boardman hopes this opportunity will allow her to share how Western has positively impacted her personal and professional growth.
“I am living proof of how this college has forever changed my life,” said Boardman. “As the Student Ambassador, I hope to share all of the amazing opportunities I have been provided during my time at Western, and how my expectations of this college have been surpassed again and again.”
After graduation from Western this spring, Boardman plans to continue her education at UW-Stout to earn her bachelor’s degree in business management.