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Students celebrate tech teacher for decades at Gillette College

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A small crowd assembled inside the Gillette College Technical Education Center on Thursday afternoon.

Walking down the hall and toward the group was Brent Heusinkveld, a nearly 30-year veteran educator at Gillette College.

Brent Heusinkveld

Brent Heusinkveld, a nearly 30-year veteran educator a Gillette College, is surrounded by his diesel tech students as they present him a plaque last week thanking him for all he has done for his students and diesel education in the area. Heusinkveld plans to retire next fall.

Brent Heusinkveld

Brent Heusinkveld scratches his head as he starts to speak before his students during a retirement party at Gillette College Thursday.

Brent Heusinkveld

Brent Heusinkveld also has built up Gillette College’s SkillsUSA program into one of the region’s best.

Brent Heusinkveld

Brent Heusinkveld, a nearly 30-year veteran educator at Gillette College, talks with some of his current diesel tech students as they present him with a plaque in recognition of all he’s done for them and the program at the college.

Brent Heusinkveld

Brent Heusinkveld talks with students during his retirement party at Gillette College on Thursday afternoon.

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