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Rita Fosterling of Hudson and her daughters Abby Chapeau of Hudson (left) and Haylee Sommer of Stillwater, Minn., have established an unprecedented family legacy as students in the Chippewa Valley Technical College nursing program in River Falls. Fosterling graduated from the program in 2005 and Chapeau is a 2007 grad. Sommer is in her first semester in the program and plans to graduate in December 2013. Submitted photo

CVTC student carries on family tradition

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As she walks the halls of Chippewa Valley Technical College's River Falls campus, 500 S. Wasson Lane, Haylee Sommer knows she is walking in the steps of her mother and sister.


In her first semester at CVTC, Sommer is carrying on a family tradition that began with her mother, Rita Fosterling, who graduated from the nursing program in 2005, was carried on by her sister, Abby Chapeau, a 2007 grad, and now has been passed on to her.

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