Betzy Valdez is not one to back down from a challenge. “Right after high school, there were so many challenges and I felt like obtaining a college degree was something unattainable for me. I lost hope.”
This single mother pursued her lifelong interest in welding by earning her degree at Aims. Shayla Lamb was given her first welding cap in kindergarten. Her mother’s friend worked at a welding supply shop and they were frequent visitors.
Some families build a legacy of hard work and service that continues through generations. For Carl Alm's family, that legacy began with his grandfather who bought their family farm east of Eaton in 1941, just a few months before Pearl Harbor was bombed.