Milwaukee Area Technical College
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Wisconsin Technical College System President Foy to Visit MATC as College Announces Next Full Ride Deadline

Statewide tour aimed at recognizing and celebrating student, staff and community who make technical colleges places of purpose in Wisconsin communities.

By - Apr 30th, 2024 01:17 pm

MILWAUKEE (April 30, 2024) – On Wednesday, May 1,10:00 a.m. Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is pleased to welcome Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Morna Foy, Ph.D., to our Downtown Milwaukee Campus to share in our successes in delivering the Ellen & Joe Checota MATC Scholarship Program. More than 1,000 students have received the scholarship and more than 400 have graduated since the scholarship’s inception in fall 2022. The college will formally announce the next scholarship deadline during her visit.

System President Dr. Foy will also learn about MATC’s partnerships and the importance of local employers to help ensure students have the support systems during and after their collegiate experience. President Foy will specifically interact with students and experience hands-on activities as part of our Automotive Technician program in our Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center. This stop is one of Dr. Foy’s “Tour of Excellence,” which includes a visit to each of the state’s WTCS campuses.

The goal of the tour is to recognize and celebrate the technical college students, staff, instructors, alumni and business partners who make each campus unique places of purpose in their communities.

“We are excited to host Dr. Foy during this tour and we appreciate her taking the  time in her busy schedule to prioritize visiting all WTCS campuses” said MATC President Vicki J. Martin, Ph.D. “We look forward to showcasing students in our automotive program who are among hundreds of students’ whose careers are being transformed as a result of the Checota MATC scholarship program for students in our certificate and diploma programs.”

The Checota MATC scholarship program is designed to help students earn a short-term certificate or diploma and get into the workforce within 18 months. The scholarship covers tuition, course fees, books and required supplies/equipment, child care, food, transportation, and student housing, if needed.

WTCS consists of 16 technical colleges across the state and serves more than 270,000 students each year. Each campus visit on the tour will showcase the unique contributions of the talented individuals who call that campus home. The visits will also honor the connections each campus has to the industries and employers in their regions; connections that directly ensure the vitality of Wisconsin communities in every corner of the state.

“For over 110 years, everyday Wisconsinites have come through our doors with their unique, vibrant life experiences. They’ve trusted us with their goals for their lives, families, and communities,” said Foy. “We are incredibly grateful and want to celebrate all of the students, staff and faculty at each of our colleges.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that our campuses are stronger and better because of the knowledge and experience of each student and staff member,” said Foy.


WHO:              MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin hosting WTCS President Dr. Morna Foy

WHAT:            “Tour of Excellence” as WTCS President Dr. Foy and MATC President Dr. Martin prepare to retire

WHEN:            Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m-11:30 a.m.

WHERE:         MATC Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center, 1101 N. 6th Street, (corner of 6th Highland), Milwaukee.

VISUALS:       Dr. Foy interacting with students, working on vehicles and interacting with MATC’s student athletes in a friendly competition

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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One thought on “Wisconsin Technical College System President Foy to Visit MATC as College Announces Next Full Ride Deadline”

  1. BigRed81 says:

    Fantastic opportunity.

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