Kristy Willis was named recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award upon completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program, a work/study partnership between Northwestern State University, the Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Natchitoches and sponsoring manufacturing companies in the region.  Willis, who is employed with Boise, was selected based on outstanding performance both academically and on the job.

AMT students are part of the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), the program’s national umbrella, locally established as GeauxFAME.  GeauxFAME is the first and only chapter in Louisiana, joining 14 other states in FAME USA, which seeks to develop technical talent for manufacturing employers of technical workers.

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