Each semester members of the Madison College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognize an instructor, staff member or administrator who has made a significant and positive impact on their success. On Feb. 28 the following individuals received their Golden Apple recognition:
Dave Heinzen, transportation instructor
Lana F. Larsen-McCarthy, IT instructor
Rogelio Encizo, Intercultural Exchange staff
Lazaro Enriquez, College & Career Transitions staff
Brad McDowell, psychology instructor
Al Lehnen, math instructor
Natalie Pinkovitz, math instructor
Marco Torrez, human services instructor
Victor Raymond, sociology instructor
Katie Kern, physical sciences instructor
Nancy Stillwell, speech instructor
Lisa Bach, vet tech instructor
Michael Redding, nursing instructor
Steven Rhyner, photography instructor
Tracie Bowers, recreation management instructor
Anne Radke, hospitality instructor
Holly Mercier, marketing instructor
Dr. Lynea LaVoy, hospitality instructor
Akaylah Jaeke, recreation management instructor
Ross Silburn III, accounting & finance staff
Stephanie Beckman, English as a Second Language instructor
Cindy Dallman, School of Academic Advancement staff
Published March 1, 2019.
As a result of their consistent production througout the 2018-19 season, the trio of Adam Anhold, Jalen Addison and Nathaniel Buss earned various postseason accolades from the North Central Community College (N4C) and NJCAA Region IV.
Anhold, a freshman forward, took home First Team All-N4C and was the overall top vote-getter en route to First Team All-Region IV honors with an All-American nomination. Addison and Buss, both sophomore guards, were each selected to All-Region IV Second Team. The awards are the first such received by all three players, and marks the first time in program history that Madison College has placed three on the all-region list.
Published February 27, 2019.
All five Madison College students who entered the local ADDY Awards competition sponsored by the Madison chapter of the American Advertising Federation took home awards.
Gold winners will be moving on to the regional round.
See photos of the event and images of the work on the Madison College Design and Illustration Facebook page.
Published February 25, 2019.
Jordan Siewert, Academic Engagement Partner in the Truax Student Achievement Center, recently completed national training in supplemental instruction. Siewert is now certified to supervise supplemental instruction for Madison College.
Published February 22, 2019.
Molzahn, who heads the college's Cabinetmaking and Millwork program, will be working with Ethan Harrison, from Blackfoot, Idaho, who will represent the U.S. in the Cabinetmaking competition taking place in Russia in August.
Molzahn recently wrote an article about Harrison that was published on Woodworking Network.
Published February 20, 2019. Updated February 22, 2019.
The tandem of Aniah Williams and Shaquita Lee proved to a formidable force during the second half of the 2018-19 season, so much so that both were recognized with postseason honors from the North Central Community College Conference and NJCAA Region IV following the conclusion of the regular season.
Williams, a freshman guard, was named first team all-conference and all-region, while Lee, a sophomore guard, was selected second team all-conference and all-region. The awards are the first such honors for both Williams and Lee. This is the third year in a row that the Madison College women's basketball team has placed at least two individuals on each postseason list.
Published February 20, 2019.
Madison College students brought home multiple awards from the 2019 Wisconsin Professional Agriculture Student Organization contest Sunday, Feb. 10, at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore. Fourteen teams from around the state participated in this annual event.
Levi Schmidt, Casco, and Trey Tenneson, Ettrick, took the number two spot in the Agricultural Machinery Service Technician team event. They also placed fourth and fifth as individuals.
Collin Deming, Briggsville, and Dustin Handschke, New London, took eighth place. Madison College’s Seth Griesbach, Black Creek, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical college’s Rob Stockton placed 13th overall. These students are enrolled in the Agricultural Equipment Technology associate degree program sponsored by John Deere.
The state contest is open to students from all Wisconsin technical colleges. Contestants are judged on various agricultural equipment stations, including tractors, implements and combines, along with a written exam, parts identification and measuring. The top six teams in the state have the opportunity to compete in the National Professional Agriculture Student Contest March 13–16, in Loveland, Colorado.
PAS develops two- and four-year professional agriculture students for the workplace through participation in employment experience programs, skill set development, network opportunities and organizational activities.
Published February 18, 2019. Updated February 20, 2019.
Three Madison College Honors students earned prizes in December for their work. Those students and their projects are:
Fourteen students presented their Honors Projects. Judges included faculty, staff and administrators from across the college.
In addition, the winners from the fall and spring competitions will receive full financial support to present their Honors Projects at the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council Conference Thursday, April 4–Saturday, April 6 at UW-Stout in Menomonie.
Published February 18, 2019.
Full-time Nursing faculty member Lisa Cappelli presented a webinar titled “Improving Access for Diverse/Marginalized Populations” to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Thursday, Feb. 14.
The webinar addressed implementing strategies to improve access and eliminate disparities in end-of-life care faced by patients and families of color. The webinar also addressed the importance of increasing the number of diverse staff and volunteers to reflect the communities they serve.
Published February 14, 2019.
Lesley Voigt, director of the Digital Credentials Institute, was invited to present on “Innovations in Credentialing” with a panel of nationally renowned credentialing experts at the American Association of Community Colleges' Workforce Development Conference in San Diego in January 2019.
Voigt presented on the importance of creating a digital credential currency. Her work creating a digital badge taxonomy has been well received among credentialing experts and badge issuers alike. The Digital Credentials Institute has positioned itself to help organizations realize their credentialing potential whether they are beginning or growing and sustaining their credentialing journey.
Published February 8, 2019.