Seven recent Lakeland College graduates returned to campus on Monday to take part in freshman orientation. The grads - Tina Filipovic, Ryan Holm, Jackie Jirschele, Ben Koepsell, Ndamyo Mwanyonga, Brittni Peterson and Jared Petrie - mingled with parents of incoming students. The graduates answered questions and talked about their Lakeland experience, then dined with the new Lakeland families.
These young men and women are succeeding at companies and organizations such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Orion Energy Systems and Curt Joa. One of our guests, Ndamyo, is now training teachers in her her home country of Malawi, Africa.
It's just another example of how connected so many Lakeland alumni feel to their alma mater, and how willing they are to give back to the Lakeland community after they leave.