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Business, Technology and Career Programs Showcase

Do you like keeping a pulse on cutting-edge innovations? If so, we welcome you to attend this discovery event as students, professors and industry experts explore the latest advancements and career opportunities regarding business, technology and career programs.


3:00 pm       Welcome

3:15 pm       Keynote Speaker:  Tom Thibodeau,  the Director of the Masters of Arts in Servant Leadership program at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., "The Positive Power of Service and Leadership." (CBT - Grand Hall)

4:00 pm      Program Showcases: Accounting (CBT 205), Business Administration (CBT 179), Business Computer Systems and Management (CBT 171), Computer Science (CBT 162), Construction (CBT 209) and Paralegal (CBT 169). These break-out session will focus on specialized careers and educational opportunities. (CBT classrooms)

5:00 pm      Reception and Networking (CBT - Grand Hall)

6:00 pm      Event Concludes

Speaker Biography
Tom Thibodeau

 Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau is the director of the Masters of Arts in Servant Leadership program at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., which stands as the only graduate program of its kind in the nation.

On top of being a popular professor, Thibodeau is well-known for his storytelling, public speaking and the active role he plays in the community. He is a founder of the Place of Grace Catholic Worker House in La Crosse and has served on several community boards and committees. Thibodeau lives by a credo in which he labels the 11th commandment – Thou shalt not stand idly by.

Thibodeau has received Viterbo’s Teacher of the Year, Servant Leadership, and Distinguished Service awards. His other recognitions include: Iverson-Freking Award for Ecumenism, In My Name Award by Catholic Charities, Toastmaster’s Man of the Year Award, and Franciscan Healthcare-Mayo’s Spheres of Influence.

Thibodeau received his master’s degree in Human and Religious Studies from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. He continues to travel the country speaking to a wide array of groups about the importance of inclusive leadership and serving others.


We are giving away a Star Wars Sphero BB-8!

Door prizes will be drawn between 5-6 pm and the winners must be present.

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