Apprentice students earn scholarships
Eight apprentice students were awarded $1,000 Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Tools of Trade scholarships to help them cover out-of-pocket expenses such as tuition, tools and clothing so that they are able to complete their training. The apprentices are part of a statewide effort by Great Lakes to award $200,000 in scholarships to 200 construction and industrial trade apprentices attending 15 Wisconsin Technical College System colleges. Recipients include military veterans, single parents, recent high school graduates and displaced workers. Gateway apprentices awarded scholarships are Dustin Dassow, plumbing; Cody Erhardt, electrician; Timothy Fitzsimmons, maintenance technician; Jacob Heller, electrician; Mike Janis, tool and die; Anthony Manchester, electrician; Shane Nelson, electrician; and Aaron Schely, plumbing.
Celebrate Earth Day April 23
Event takes place on Kenosha and Elkhorn campuses
Gateway celebrates our environment with displays, workshops, hands-on activities for people of all ages and other environment-related activities at Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 23. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kenosha and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Elkhorn in all the main hallways on both the Kenosha and Elkhorn campuses. The family event is free of charge and all are welcome. Each campus features different offerings; for example, the Kenosha Campus will have horse-drawn carriage rides while the Elkhorn Campus will have a petting zoo. For a complete lineup at each campus, go to gtc.edu/earthday.
Summer classes begin May 9
Get a few credits ahead and still enjoy your summer by registering for Summer semester classes. Summer classes begin Monday, May 9. WebAdvisor is the best way to register for your classes; there are no lines and information is immediately available about what classes are available. You just register and print your schedule – all with a few clicks of your mouse. If you have questions about registering with WebAdvisor, connect with the Student Services Contact Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-247-7122.
Rupp, Fitzsimmons garner awards
Gateway’s Horticulture students participated in the state floral design convention and competition in early April and came back with awards. Heather Rupp took a first place and Jessica Fitzsimmons a third place. Rupp also was a scholarship winner. Six students participated and helped with the wedding show and other activities.
All Things Student Finance events scheduled
Questions about how to finance college can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Get those questions answered at one of the many All Things Student Finance sessions which run through May on each Gateway campus. Students may walk in to receive assistance with any questions about paying for college including financial aid, veterans benefits, payment options, and completing required paperwork. No appointment is needed, simply check in at any Student Services Center. Go to gtc.edu/studentfinance for times and locations.