Wall-of-Fame Program

In the fall of  2013, the Capital Area Career Center (now the Wilson Talent Center) established a Wall-of-Fame program to recognize the accomplishments of our past graduates. Many of our former students have gone on to some incredible careers as business owners, doctors or nurses, sales managers, salon owners and training coordinators just to name a few. We feel it is important for our students to see their accomplishments and how their time at the Center played a role in their career path.

For an alumni to be eligible, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a mininmum of 5-10 years out of high school
  • Successfully completed their CACC/WTC program
  • Still be in a field related to their program of study while at the CACC/WTC
  • Shown career growth/advancement
  • Have given back to their industry/community

Self nominations are encouraged! For an alumni to be eliglble, they need to complete the Wall-of-Fame Nomination Form. Award recipients will be notified in late January of each year and a dinner is held in mid-March.

Past recipients include:

2014

  • Craig Barnes, Welding Instructional Assistant, Wilson Talent Center
  • Evan Burke, Project Engineer, Rockford Construction Company
  • Craig Kalczynski, Automotive Technician, Champion Chrysler Jeep
  • Adria Lee, Healthcare Instructor, Wilson Talent Center
  • Travis Nack, Gas Systems Engineer, Consumers Energy
  • Kamela Quinney, Senior Inventory Analyst, Home Depot Corporation
  • Kasey Smith, Salon Owner, Salon Infinity
  • Jami Trudelle, Safety Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation

2015

  • Brenda Burtovoy, Registered Nurse, Great Lakes Caring 
  • Jessie Garber, Machinist/Tool Die Maker, SFR Precision Turning
  • Krista Lynch, Branch Manager, CASE Credit Union
  • Matthew Rogers, Senior Engineer, John Deere Corporation
  • Aaron Van Halst, Master Plumber, The Meridian Company

2016

  • Troy Sika, Owner, Westside Car Care
  • Tom Snyder, President, Applegate Home Comfort 
  • Bruce Thelen, National Director, Champion Home Builders
  • Ashley Town, Registered Nurse, Sparrow Health System, Inpatient Pediatrics
  • Michael Waltz, Radio Communications Technician, State of Michigan (retired)
  • Randall Whitaker, Training Coordinator, UA Local 190 Plumbers & Pipefitters

2016 Wall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner Photos