Madison College students receive scholarships from Women In Focus, Inc.

Women In Focus, Inc. a local non-profit organization that raises funds to support Minority Student Scholarships in the community, has awarded two Madison College students their continuing student scholarships. 

Both students are active in TRiO and Women Scholars of Color programs at Madison College.

The Jan and Al Studesville Scholarship recipient is Rose Chujor and The Miss Annie Mae McClain Scholarship recipient is Angeline Mboutngam.

Students are selected based on their academic achievements and their contributions to their community through service. 

Women In Focus will honor Rose and Angeline at their Scholarship Reception on Sunday, April 26.

The Scholars of Color Mentoring Program seeks students and mentors

Calling all Madison College faculty and staff! The Scholars of Color Mentoring Program (SCMP) is looking for students and mentors. 

The SCMP program is designed to help male and female students of color succeed both academically and personally.

We encourage academic success through a learning community based on quality student support services and positive interventions. 

Scholar (student) qualifications: 

  • Person of color
  • Neither parent has a four-year degree
  • Enrolled in six credits or more
  • Low-income or qualify for the Pell Grant
  • Commit to attend all biweekly meetings on Fridays 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Meet with your paired mentor twice a month  

Mentors must make a personal commitment to be involved with another person for an extended time — generally, one year at minimum.

They must have the ability to empathize with another person’s struggles, listen and accept different points of view and to see solutions and opportunities as well as barriers. 

Faculty and staff, if you know of any students who could benefit from this program, please refer them to SCMP.

If you are interested in finding out more about program please email The Scholars of Color Mentoring Program.


Madison College student selected as Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholar

Madison College student Miriam Paiz was selected as a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

The selection as a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar was based on scores that students earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, in which more than 1,700 applications were received this year.

This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  

Phi Theta Kappa will recognize the 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars at the Celebration of Scholars Networking Social on Saturday, April 18, 10 to 11 a.m. that will be held during the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention (NerdNation).  

Connections Learning Community “Teaching Us” presentations for March

Join CETL in March to support the research and presentations of instructors, Andrea Sumpter and Margaret Vaughan about teaching and learning.  

Andrea and Margaret will share their innovative teaching strategies to enhance students' success at Madison College. 

March presentations for Connections Learning Community "Teaching Us:"

  • Importance of Diversity and Engagement on Wednesday, March 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. Presenter: Andrea Sumpter, sociology instructor
  • Engagement and Study Skills for Critical Thinking, March 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. 
    Presenter: Margaret Vaughan, Business and Applied Arts instructor 

Please support your colleagues and RSVP today for a Connections Learning Community session.

If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Jimmy Cheffen of CETL 

Goodwill visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Goodwill.

Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, to learn about exciting career opportunities.


Madison College hosts Tech Academy May 27-28

Tech Academy is set to run May 27 and 28 at the Truax Campus.

The Tech Academy event is a success every year because of the wonderful and brilliant faculty and staff at the college.  

Our 2015 Tech Academy schedule will feature online and face-to-face sessions as well as a Technology Showcase (highlighting new technologies) on Thursday afternoon from 1-3 p.m.

Please consider presenting at Tech Academy this year.

College leaders honored for work supporting Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Renee Alfano, director of Student Life, and Marty Crabbs, manager of process improvement and innovation for Student Development, are being honored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. 

Both college leaders were recognized for their work with members of the Beta Beta Psi Chapter at Madison College and in support of the national and international mission of Phi Theta Kappa to recognize and encourage scholarship at two-year colleges. 

Renee Alfano has received the Continued Excellence Award for Advisors honoring chapter advisors who have served at least four years and who have previously won a Distinguished Advisor Award.  

The Continued Excellence Award goes to those who have made a significant contribution to chapter growth and who have encouraged involvement at the local, regional or international level. Winners are selected from among more than 50 nominees worldwide. 

Marty Crabbs has received the Horizon Award for the Wisconsin Region and the Paragon Award for New Advisors at the international level. 

The Horizon Award recognizes advisors who have had a positive impact on the development and growth of the region. 

The Paragon Award honors new advisors (those serving less than four years) for significant contributions to the growth of individual chapters and encouragement of chapters to become involved at the local, regional or international level of the organization. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from nominees worldwide.

Textbook adoptions due April 1

As mid-terms approach and the winter freeze gives way to spring warming…fall 2015 textbook adoptions are due by April 1. 

Summer 2015 textbook adoptions are due immediately after teaching assignments are confirmed. It is critical for all involved, but especially for our students benefit, that we get as many adoptions entered as quickly as possible. 

Please consider: 

  • Enrollment dates. Continuing student registration begins on March 31, with open enrollment shortly after. This means early inquiries will come from students about what books and materials they will need for their summer or fall classes. The sooner we can have this information, the more helpful we will be to the student body.
  • Buyback. Vital to many students, we need to confirm what books will be used in the fall to ensure inclusion in our end-of-term buyback period. The quantities we are able to buyback from our students, as well as the value we are able to pay for them, are directly affected by the timely adoptions we receive.
  • Rentals. Offering this popular option to our students also requires timely adoptions. Many factors need to be considered before we decide which books make the best rental candidates. A big factor is how many adoptions we receive for it.
  • Used books. Used book vendors operate as first-come, first-served. The sooner we can get orders placed (if needed) for used textbooks, the better chance we have of securing used copies for our students.
  • Returns. At the same time we are preparing book orders for summer and fall, we also are clearing our shelves of spring term books. Knowing what is being re-used helps us immensely in determining what gets sent back to publishers and what we can keep on the shelves for summer/fall. 
  • Summer School. Please submit text adoptions as soon as possible after receiving your teaching assignments. This can be a very short time window, so please “adopt” as soon as assignment is confirmed.

If you have not yet received your teaching assignment, for example, part-time faculty, then we ask that you submit your adoptions to us as soon as possible after your classes are confirmed. 

Ready to adopt? 

Please use our Online Textbook Adoption System. For those of you who used the system in previous terms, you should have a “history” started once you log in.

If you are using the same textbooks, it is very easy to “copy” from a previous term. For those of you who will be using our system for the first time, once you have logged-in with your Madison College user name and password and registered, you will create a “history.”

Whenever you log back in, you will have a record of what you had adopted in the past, so no more adoption papers from us filling your mailbox.

Please follow link(s) below, and we welcome your comments or questions. 

The Bookstore still accepts paper adoptions.  A blank form is available at Textbook Adoption Form

Please complete the form and send to the bookstore via interdepartmental mail, or you may email the adoption form to us at      

Contact, Mike Panten

Madison College Food Services announces spring break hours

Madison College Food Services wants you to know that the Whole Bowl will be closed until Thursday, March 26. 

The Cafeteria will be the only venue open during spring break week, with limited service from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. all week. 

The Cafeteria also will be open on Saturday, March 21, for Odyssey of the Mind. 

Thank you for your continued patronage!

Colony Brands visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Colony Brands. Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, to learn about exciting career opportunities.