Each academic quarter, graduating students at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) are invited to nominate an individual from their own secondary school experience or their working experience — someone who not only “knew her/his stuff,” but could communicate it, and whose commitment to others included encouragement of further educational and career goals.
In more than a small way, these individuals had a positive and significant influence on the life of one or more students.
Little Wolf High School teacher Kelly Koller received the VIP Excellence in High School Teaching Award from MSOE. Koller was nominated by her former student Mason D. Josie, who graduated this fall from MSOE with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.
In nominating Koller for the award, Josie said, “Mrs. Koller highly encouraged her students to want and achieve more in their academic career and in life. She showed us what we could achieve if we were persistent and did not give up. I am the first student from Manawa Little Wolf High School to graduate from MSOE and I attribute much of my success to her teaching abilities.”
At a time of much concern over the educational skills and competencies of our nation’s young people, MSOE wishes to recognize those who have had a significant influence on their students’ future educational achievement and career goals. Not only does MSOE shine a spotlight on its graduates, but also recognize and thank those, who in some important way, motivated them, inspired them and helped make it happen for them. MSOE is an independent university with 2,600 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 10 master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, architectural engineering and building construction, computer, business, nursing and health-related fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.