AROUND THE COMMUNITY: NWTC names new VP of student services

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has appointed Dr. Jennifer Flatt to the role of vice president of student services.

In this position, Flatt will serve as a member of the college’s executive leadership team where she provides strategic direction for student service programs and activities to enhance student success. As part of her role, she oversees enrollment, recruitment and admissions, student development, student support and success, special projects and regional learning.

Flatt is an educational leader with over 22 years of experience in teaching and higher education administration. Joining the college in 2019, she served as the dean of learning effectiveness and early college as well as dean of NWTC’s Marinette campus.

“Seeing students succeed is what motivates all of us at NWTC, and I look forward to collaborating with partners across our district and within the college to ensure all students have access to the resources they need to be successful in their educational journey,” Flatt said.

Flatt is a published author and has presented at various conferences nationwide on topics like institutional change in higher education, student success initiatives and effective teaching techniques.

Prior to her time at NWTC, Flatt was the associate dean for academic affairs and college coordinator for engaging students in the first year at University of Wisconsin-Marinette. She was also a faculty member with UW-Marinette and UW-Green Bay.

Flatt earned her doctorate in English from Loyola University in Chicago, master’s degree in English with a related field of Spanish from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from UW-Eau Claire. She has also pursued postdoctoral course work in Spanish literature and culture at the Universidad de San José in Costa Rica.

3 local grads receive SNBT scholarships

The Stephenson National Bank and Trust (SNBT) recently awarded scholarships totaling $13,000 to recent local high school graduates. These scholarships recognize the achievements of outstanding area students.

The Louis W. Staudenmaier Scholarship is named in honor of the bank’s former president who served from 1952 through 1980. Some of the high school graduates who received this $1,000 award are:

• Alexandra Brown, from Oconto Falls High School, who will be attending UW-Green Bay.

• Braeden Neta, from Lena High School, who will be attending St. Norbert College and will major in history.

• Eleanor Finger, from Oconto High School, who will be attending Carroll University focusing on business administration.

The scholarship program is one way SNBT supports youth education. Others include donating to the Future Fund, sponsoring Newspaper in Education, hosting bank tours, providing financial literacy programs and making classroom presentations such as Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit.

For information about SNBT, visit

Divine Savior hosting family fun fair Aug. 12

The members of Divine Savior Lutheran Church are inviting folks across northeast Wisconsin to enjoy a family fun fair from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12.

The fair will feature a food truck, providing a variety of food for supper. Families will be able to come to the church, 102 Northridge Drive, Shawano, to enjoy bounce houses, lawn games, free raffle drawings, art activities, water play games and more.

For information, call Pastor Wolf Parsons at or by calling 715-584-2912.

Sanitary district to hold monthly meeting

Kelly Lake Sanitary District 1 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the district office building, 9535 Green Acres St., Suring.

The agenda will be posted at Kelly Lake Kwik Stop, two posting boards around Kelly Lake and on the office door. To be placed on the agenda, call 920-842-4527 by Aug. 12.

Historical society plans brat fry

The Suring Area Historical Society plans to host a brat fry from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Krueger Kustoms, on the corner of Main and Krueger streets.

Society members will serve brats and burgers. The sale supports the Suring Museum Project.