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William Grambo: Founded Firm with CVTC Graduates

William GramboIn the late 1960s, William Grambo was working at a grocery store and decided it was time for a career change. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do. In high school I scored high in math on a career path test, so I decided to try accounting. That took off for me.”

At age 30, with a wife and 5- and 7-year-old sons to support, he enrolled in CVTC’s Accounting Program. In May of 1970 he graduated with an associate degree in Accounting, which is William’s favorite CVTC memory: “I ended up graduating with honors.”

He worked for a sole proprietor in Eau Claire that eventually grew into a five-way ownership of the accounting firm Nelson, Grambo, Johnson, Meyer, & Gunderson, Inc. All were CVTC graduates.

“It was a life-changing experience and proof that a CVTC degree can lead to a successful career,” William says. “I will be forever grateful to CVTC.”

William stays connected to CVTC through his donations to the Alumni Association. During a recent visit, he was impressed by the changes at the Business Education Center, including the new student commons.

Pictured Left to Right: Glen Johnson, Jerry Nelson, Bill Grambo, Angie Gunderson