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Outstanding Alumni Award

Each year, this distinguished honor is presented to a deserving alumnus who has completed a Fox Valley Technical College associate degree, technical diploma or apprentice program. Nominees must have achieved a high level within their chosen field of endeavor, which is exemplified by having attained increasingly responsible positions in their company, organization or community.

2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Jes Borland 2018 Outstanding AlumniJes Borland, Field Engineer for Microsoft, has been named the recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award.

 Borland, a 2008 graduate of the Software Developer program, earned the award for demonstrating the value of technical education through career advancement, community service, continued personal and educational growth, and support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.  In this role, she provides support, training, and education to Microsoft’s premier customers.  Borland travels the globe while working from home, an arrangement that gives her the best of both worlds in terms of  rewards and flexibility.  She moved into her current role at Microsoft after earning the company’s prestigious international MVP award.  This prestigious award is given  to roughly 4,000 people worldwide each year.  

Jes has a passion for sharing knowledge!  Her blog has over two million views and she has contributed to two technical books.  She has presented at technical group conferences, PASS Summit, DevConnections, and SQLintersection.  The three largest SQL conventions in the country.  This led her to start MADPASS, FoxPASS, and Tech on Tap groups in Wisconsin, while also serving on the Board of Directors.  She currently serves as Membership Director for the Women in Technology Wisconsin Board, and is past President of the Oshkosh Jaycees.  Jes has also taught programming classes at GirlTECH, served on the panel and as a mentor for Explore IT events, and served on the FVTC IT Advisory Committee.  

When asked about what the outstanding alumni of the year award means to her, Borland humbly said with tears, “I wouldn’t be where I am at without Fox Valley Technical College. The critical thinking skills and working together on teams complemented my knowledge of technology, enabling me to work confidently and efficiently.”

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Alumni of the Year Named

Fox Valley Technical College announced its 2016 Outstanding Alumni of the Year recipient during a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 19.

2015 Outstanding...

2015 Outstanding...

Matt Gerrits, City of Appleton Firefighter, has been named the recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award.

2014 Outstanding...

2014 Outstanding...

Jason Weber, Kimberly, was named recipient of the 2014 Fox Valley Technical College Outstanding Alumni of the Year award. 

2013 Outstanding...

2013 Outstanding...

Stephanie Lietzau-Erdman has been named as the recipient of the FVTC 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award!

2012 Outstanding...

2012 Outstanding...

Keith Kiesow, Fire Chief for the Town of Menasha, has been named the recipient of Fox Valley Technical College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni...

2011 Outstanding...

2011 Outstanding...

Alan Zierler, President and CEO of Capital Credit Union, has been named the recipient of Fox Valley Technical College's 2011 Outstanding Alumni...

2010 Outstanding...

2010 Outstanding...

Pa Lee Moua, Appleton, has been named the recipient of Fox Valley Technical College’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award. She is a 2000 graduate...

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P.O. Box 2277
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Phone: 920-735-5608
Fax: 920-735-2582
foundation@fvtc.edu