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Agriculture

Expo chairs named

Blair Tiger (from left to right), Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage are this year's co-chairpersons of the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo sponsored by the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition.
Blair Tiger (from left to right), Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage are this year's co-chairpersons of the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo sponsored by the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition.

The North Central Regional Betterment Coalition's co-chairpersons for the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo are Blair Tiger, Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage.

Tiger is a retired military officer after 22 years in service to the U.S. Army, teacher, coach and program director at St. Bede Academy for seven years. He currently is working as a consultant to non-profits and small businesses.

Benson recently retired after 35 years as an educator, 17 years teaching and 18 years as a superintendent. Two of her stints as superintendent included Mendota and Streator.

Moshage is the engineering manager for Carus Corporation. In addition to Peace Corps Service, he has been a Boy Scout Leader for 35 years, served as a PTA president and treasurer, served as a church elder and trustee, served as a Carus Credit Union Board member and president, been a firefighter and an ambulance volunteer.

The Discover Manufacturing Career Expo is designed to bring 300 students from 13 regional high schools into a close one-day contact with regional manufacturers in order to better understand how what they are learning in school will be applied in a real life work setting.

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