The good news just keeps coming in for Southeast Community College right here in Nebraska.
Just a few days ago, we wrote a blog post about the dedication of SCC’s updated machining facility, and today, we’re going to tell you about a great honor that was recently presented to one of SCC’s graduates.
Afton Hollertz, who currently works at Allmand Brothers in Holdrege, Nebraska as their Continuous Improvement Manager, was recently named as part of an exclusive list of rising stars in manufacturing called 30 Under 30.
30 Under 30, which is in its inaugural year, is intended to “recognize the future leaders of manufacturing,” because they (at Manufacturing Engineering Media) recognize that today, manufacturers and students in STEM are often unappreciated.
What makes Afton’s story so exciting for us, though, is that she was born and raised here in the Midwest.
Afton completed her Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Southeast Community College (Milford), then spent a little time at UNO before gaining experience doing factory audits all around the world.
As we mentioned above, Afton is now worker for Allmand Brothers in Holdrege, Nebraska, where she’s overseen the 40,000 square foot addition to the Allmand facility, streamlined material flow through the manufacturing process, and is in the process of gathering data that will lead to better understanding of operational efficiency.
Afton’s 30 Under 30 award is a true crowning achievement. We know that Southeast Community College is proud of her, and so are we. She’s a great representative of manufacturers here in Nebraska, and also a great example of the kinds of success you could see later by investing in STEM skills and manufacturing now.
Anyone who’s interested in reading more about Afton Hollertz, or about the rest of the 30 Under 30 crew, can visit the program’s page here.
Photo courtesy of Manufacturing Engineering Media