Rocklin Conference Center
Jim and Fern Rocklin have been strong supporters of students at Western Iowa Tech Community College for many years. Their desire to make a difference in the lives of students went one step further recently with a leadership gift to the College. In recognition of this generous gift, the newly renovated conference center will now be known as the Rocklin Conference Center.
The Rocklins' commitment to Western Iowa Tech began with Jim's election to the Board of Trustees in 1976. Jim served on this Board for 16 years, including one year as Board Chair. Fifteen years later, in 2007, he accepted a position on the Foundation Board, and currently serves as the Board Chair. Fern has been an adjunct instructor for many years at WITCC, and did her doctoral dissertation on WITCC titled "Serving the Unserved and the Underserved: Western Iowa Tech Community College, The First 33 Years (1966-1999)." Jim and Fern established an endowed scholarship fund in 1998 in memory of Jim's father, Isadore Rocklin, founder of Rocklin Manufacturing Co, which annually supports students enrolled in engineering programs.
We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Rocklins!
WITCC Foundation Board Announcements
The Foundation of Western Iowa Tech Community College has announced its officers and board members for 2013.
Jim Rocklin has been re-elected president of the Foundation. Rocklin is President of Rocklin Manufacturing Co. Mary Sterk, Certified Financial Planner with Sterk Financial Services, was elected vice president, and Troy Jasman, VP of Finance and Administrative Services of Western Iowa Tech Community College, was re-elected treasurer. New members of the Foundation are Jason Anderson, Siouxland Investment Group; Tasha Barker, Argosy Casino; and Jon Winkel, Long Lines.
Other board members include Rick Aadland, Pioneer Bank; EB Baker, C.W. Suter Services; Greg Berenstein, Berenstein Law Firm; Deborah Cook, Dignified Solutions and Resolutions, Inc.; Dr. Robert E. Dunker, WITCC president emeritus/honorary board member; Jane Gilbert, freelance writer/editor; Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm; Justin Gray, Wells Fargo Bank; Mary Ellen Hartman, Klinger Properties, Inc.; Clarence Hoffman, Hoffman Agency; Dr. Robert Kiser, WITCC president emeritus/honorary board member; Justin Meyer, PLaN Architecture; Terry Murrell, PhD, Western Iowa Tech Community College; Skip Perley, TEC Corp, Ginny Peterson, community volunteer, Dakota Dunes, and Lillyan Rodriguez, Sioux City Convention Center.