The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - May 15, 2020

43rd Annual ETE Awards Ceremony

This week, the Engineering and Technical Education Department was able to keep a long standing tradition alive by hosting the 43rd Annual ETE Awards Program through a virtual format. The ETE Department selects an outstanding student from all of their courses and recognizes these individuals during the celebration, in addition to having their name added to the Wall of Excellence just outside of Industrial Drive. Congratulations to all of our amazing award winners and thank you to all of the staff and family members that were able to participate in the celebration.


Below is a list of all of the award winners, along with some photos of the ceremony and a short video of the 2020 Gene Crosier Outstanding Student Award presentation that was given to senior, Keegan Aksamit.

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Walker Students Are Shown the Money at the ACE Awards Banquet

Two students representing WCC were BIG winners at the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (ACE) Virtual Awards Banquet held on Tuesday, May 12. Senior Francisco Izaguirre received a $4,000 scholarship award from ACE, and junior, Jacob Smith received $2,000. The scholarships are awarded directly to the students to be used in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Special thanks to ACE sponsors Allegion and Turner Construction for underwriting these amazing scholarships.


Francisco Izaguirre has been accepted at Ball State University and will pursue a degree in architecture. After he graduates next year, Jacob Smith plans to pursue an education in construction management.


The ACE Mentoring program is an after school program that introduces students to careers in architecture, construction, engineering and other disciplines. It is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields. Students meet every two weeks for two semesters. During the first semester, students visit various construction, engineering, and architectural sites. The second semester is devoted to completing a group design project. This year's project was to design a college residence hall. Below are some photos of the group's renderings. The ACE Sponsors at WCC are Mr. Kevin Gogel and Mrs. Janet Banks.

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Finding Comfort Through Fashion

Freshman, Aliseyonna Phillips is currently enrolled in Fashion and Textiles with Mrs. DeMoss. She has a strong desire to work with fashion and has been working on some stacked jean looks for when she returns to school in style next year! Keep up the great work Aliseyonna, big things are in your future!