UW-Platteville hosts Morrison Institute of Technology students

November 18, 2013

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Morrison Institute of Technology student visit

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — For the ninth consecutive year Morrison Institute of Technology students have made a visit to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, hosted by the Industrial Studies department.

Founded 40 years ago, MIT is a two-year technical school in Morrison, Ill., which offers programs in engineering technology and network administration. MIT focuses on lifelong learning, encouraging its students to seek further education at UW-Platteville and other four-year schools.

While at UW-Platteville, the six students took part in an orientation, received a campus tour, had lunch at Bridgeway Commons and visited with former MIT students who are now enrolled at UW-Platteville.

Prombo was happy with the visit and said the highlight of the day was meeting MIT alumni who are enrolled at UW-Platteville. Three students, Tyler Gould, senior civil engineering major, Rock Falls, Ill.; Nick Hodge, electrical engineering major, Sterling, Ill., and Patrick Sutton, senior business construction management major, Dixon Ill., gave insights into life as a Pioneer during the visit.

“Everybody at UW-Platteville is really nice and we get a great tour. The students come out feeling like they were welcomed and invited,” said Prombo.

Dick Klawiter, former Industrial Studies department chair and professor at UW-Platteville, said that Prombo goes above and beyond to help students find a four-year school. He also said that Prombo has been a loyal UW-Platteville fan for years, showing his students and son Tom Prombo, UW-Platteville industrial studies alumnus, the benefits of becoming a Pioneer.

“He has been so impressed with what MIT students experience at UW-Platteville that his own son came here,” said Klawiter.

Klawiter and Prombo have worked together for years, conducting these campus visits for MIT students. “Jim Prombo is exposing a lot of MIT students to UW-Platteville,” said Klawiter. “I’m very pleased that he continues to do this.”

According to Prombo, about 25 percent of MIT students choose to further their education and earn a bachelor’s degree. Of the 25 percent, about half of them choose UW-Platteville. MIT has had up to seven of their former students attend UW-Platteville at a time.

Contact: Jim Prombo, MIT career placement coordinator, jprombo@morrisontech.edu

Written by: Jessica Mueller, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, muellerjes@uwplatt.edu

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