Faculty, staff lead Expanding Your Horizons at Truax

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Madison College Truax Campus hosted Expanding Your Horizons, a one-day event conducted by STEM women for girls interested in science and related fields. The college hosted more than 150 middle school girls who learned about medical technology, IT, weather and climate, electrical engineering, welding, big data, geology and biotech.

Madison College has participated in Expanding Your Horizons for more than 10 years.

The following faculty, staff and students served as outstanding leaders during this event:

Penny Johnson, business technology instructor

Marie Andrae, Senior Business Intelligence and Data engineer

Jennifer Lewis, physical science instructor

Colleen Ley, Nursing instructor

Oana Martin, biotechnology instructor

Colleen Moore, server and storage team lead

Belinda Prahl, employee development coordinator

DeAnne Pasold, computer support coordinator

Catarina Poehnelt, Nursing instructor

Ruth Rexroat, Nursing instructor

Ann Thompson, Electronic Service Technician instructor

Hannah Wolf, part-time instructor

Bethany Sansing Helton, mathematics instructor

Taylor Norton, student worker

If you are interested in participating in next year’s event, please contact business technology instructor Penny Johnson.

Published November 6, 2017.

Dr. Sheppard to participate in panel discussion

Instructor Dr. Maurice Sheppard will participate in a panel discussion at the Faculty Careers at Teaching-Intensive Institutions, which will be held at the UW Memorial Union Friday, Nov. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Topics of discussion include the expectations and responsibilities of faculty positions, the skills and experiences that departments look for in hiring new faculty, what graduates can do to become competitive for those positions and the role of each participant’s research and publications. 

Published November 1, 2017.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards Phi Theta Kappa members

Three Madison College students received Leaders of Promise Scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Phi Theta Kappa members Andrew Fedosky, Devlin Hernke and Catherine Larsen will receive $1,000.

Fedosky, a liberal arts transfer student, plans to transfer to UW-Madison to pursue a career in electrical or computer engineering. Hernke, a veteran, is enrolled in the Criminal Justice program. Larsen, a liberal arts transfer student, plans to continue her studies at UW-Madison in Gender and Women’s Studies.

The Leaders of Promise Scholarship recognizes 200 Phi Theta Kappa members with awards totaling $200,000. Twenty-five of these scholarships are earmarked for Society members who are active personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military. Hernke has served the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a medic for four years.

This year’s recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from nearly 1,000 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

Published November 1, 2017.

Paralegal program instructors recognized

Paralegal program instructors Jody Cooper and Norma Kropp were asked to speak at the recent American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) thirty-sixth national conference on Effective Orientations: Laying the Groundwork for Student Success.

Kropp was also asked by the American Bar Association (ABA) to be on a panel at that national conference. She discussed navigating ABA approval or re-approval.

The conference took place Oct. 18-21.

Published October 30, 2017.

Renewable energy certificate students receive scholarships

Ashley Scholes and John Schwarzmeier, students in the renewable energy certificate, won a travel scholarship to attend the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Conference in Washington DC.

These students, who are pursuing careers in engineering, exhibited posters and presented as members of a panel. Both received a certificate of recognition from NSF. Scholes’ poster was about self-cleaning solar panels, and Schwarzmeier’s poster focused on gravitational energy storage.

Published October 30, 2017. Updated November 1, 2017.

Paralegal Program receives national attention

Paralegal Program e-Discovery instructor Jim Fine received the Relativity e-Discovery Software Partner of the Year Award at Relativity Fest last week.

Published October 27, 2017. Updated November 3, 2017.

WICPA publication features instructor

Dorothy Conduah, assistant controller and part-time accounting instructor, is featured in the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (WICPA) annual “thank you” edition. This publication recognizes the involvement and milestones of WICPA members.

Published October 23, 2017.

Alford receives Leadership Award

Dr. Keyimani Alford, manager of Student Financial Support Services, was the recipient of the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s 2016-2017 Leadership Award at the October 2017 Regional Conference in Dayton, OH.

This award is presented to individuals who contribute to the financial aid profession both on the state and regional levels by providing exemplary leadership.

Published October 20, 2017.

Literacy Network features HSED student

Phillip Morgan, a Madison College HSED student, was showcased in the Literacy Network's fall 2017 newsletter. The article also spotlights the School of Academic Advancement's GED/HSED program and the college's efforts in helping people in the district earn their high school credentials.

The article also highlights statements from Kevin Foley, manager of Madison College's GED/HSED program, regarding the positive impact of this collaboration with the Literacy Network.

Published October 18, 2017.

Women's leadership organizations attend Fund for Women banquet

A group of seven women administrators from Madison College Women’s Leadership Network and one student from the student group WomenLEAD recently represented Madison College at the Fund for Women Annual Dinner. A Fund for Women brings people together to support the women and girls of our community in reaching their full potential. They use a social media handle #everybodywins.

Published October 18, 2017.