WolfPack sophomore earns NJCAA Player of the Week award

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Madison College sophomore Jarrett Scheelk as the Division II Baseball Player of the Week for April 8-14 (Week 12). The award is the first such national honor for Scheelk, and the first this season for the WolfPack

Published April 22, 2019.

National Society of Leadership and Success honors employees

On Tuesday, April 16, the Madison College Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted 26 students and recognized the incredible dedication of five Madison College employees. All of the staff recognized were nominated for these awards by student members of NSLS.    

The Excellence in Teaching Award was given to the following faculty members because they teach with passion, inspire students beyond the classroom and demonstrate a dedication to student development:

  •  Jeynell Boeck, Health Related Professions
  •  Tiffany Esser, Interior Design
  •  Emili Spencer, Interior Design

The Excellence in Service Award was given to Teresa Amara, Student Support advisor, because she exemplifies leadership through service and has demonstrated a true commitment to bettering the lives of students.    

The Honorary Membership Award was given to Thomas Tubon, instructor in Biotechnology, because he embodies the mission of the society and demonstrates leadership qualities in a personal and professional capacity. He also served as the keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony.

Published April 22, 2019. Updated May 10, 2019.

Distinguished teachers of 2019 announced

The Madison College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges is pleased to announce that Brad McDowell, (full-time), Lisa Bach (part-time), and Dr. Stacy Zobel (regional campuses) have been selected as the 2019 Distinguished Teachers of the Year by the Madison College student body.

The student body received a ballot that included more than 20 full and part-time and 7 regional campus faculty who had been recognized as a PTK Golden Apple recipient or nominated by students during the 2018-2019 academic year. Over 200 students participated in the voting. After reviewing the information submitted by the finalists along with feedback and votes from the students, the PTK student Executive Board made the final decision. 

Information about the Award Recipients:

Brad McDowell, is a full-time professor in Arts & Sciences teaching Psychology. McDowell has been teaching at Madison College for 15 years and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in Minnesota and his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. McDowell also serves as a mental strength program instructor for the Madison College Athletic Department, faculty tutor in the Student Achievement Center and as a faculty fellow for the Center for International Education.

Lisa Bach is a part-time instructor in the Veterinarian Technology Program and has taught at Madison College for 14 years. Bach is a graduate of the Madison College Veterinary Technician Program and received her Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Animal Behavior and Learning Theory from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Bach has also served as the President of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and is the owner and operator of Boomerang Pet Care in Deerfield, WI.

Dr. Stacy Zobel is a full time faculty member in the Nursing Program at the Reedsburg Campus. Dr. Zobel received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Madison College before attending Viterbo University in LaCrosse where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Zobel earned the Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Leadership at Concordia University of Wisconsin. Dr. Zobel has taught for 17 years at Madison College. Dr. Zobel is also the Student Nurses Association advisor at the Reedsburg Campus, a member of the College Assembly at Madison College and serves as a Community Liaison on the Sauk County Board of Health.

The faculty will be recognized at the Celebration of Student Success Banquet Thursday, April 25, Truax, Room D1630.

Published April 19, 2019.

Fashion Marketing students help create window display

Rob Bowhan, owner of State Street store The August Shop, joined Visual Installation students Alex Benford, Mitchell Persinger and Madison Annen and Fashion Marketing Program director Betty Hurd to complete a front window display that promoted Nike Air Max Day Tuesday, March 26.

The process began with students forming teams to presenting merchandising and marketing concepts to Bowhan. A combination of concepts were chosen and students continued their work by helping to source materials, creating a mock display design and assisting with the photoshoot and social media efforts to promote the event. Hurd praised the collaboration as “a wonderful way to support local business with students learning hands-on visual merchandising project experience."

Published April 19, 2019. Updated April 26, 2019.

Madison College athletes reach All-American status

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named two Madison College basketball players as All-Americans for the 2018-19 season. Adam Anhold was tabbed as a NJCAA Men's Basketball Division III Third Team honoree, and Aniah Williams received NJCAA Women's Basketball Division III Honorable Mention accolades. This is the second time in three years that the men’s and women’s programs have had a player earn All-American status.  

Published April 10, 2019.

Phi Theta Kappa earns international awards

The Madison College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earned two awards at the annual international convention in Orlando. 

The chapter team received a Distinguished College Project award as one of the top 30 in the world out of nearly 1,300 chapters. The team’s two 2018 projects entries also earned them a hallmark award for top 50 Distinguished Chapter (in the world). In the history of Madison College, the local PTK chapter has won two hallmark awards (Top 50 Distinguished Chapters 2014, 2016). The students' work last year earned them two more.

College Project — Student Food Security: Brittany Campbell (student leader), Kalia Vang, Jhoan Cosme-Torres, Steven Ansorge and Marty Crabbs (advisor) in partnership with Student Senate (resource fair) and Student Food Security impact team (resources guide).

Honors in Action Project — Campus Safety, Active Shooter Preparedness Training for Students: Brandy Nobles (student leader), Brooke Slinde, Andrew Allison, Lucas de Santana Gavioli, Alison Malek, Juan Ocampo-Soto, Jack Donahoo, Paul, Kleinschmidt, and Angelika Gulbis (advisor).

Please join PTK in celebrating these accomplishment and the students world-class performance.

Published April 10, 2019. Updated April 15, 2019.

Davenport earns 900th career victory

Madison College baseball coach Mike Davenport earned a milestone victory on Wednesday as the WolfPack swept Morton College to give the longtime coach 900 career victories in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) competition. The WolfPack ran away with a 12-2 victory in the opener, then followed a pair of Adam LaRock home runs to a 5-3 extra innings victory in the nightcap to earn their third win over the Panthers this season.

Published April 5, 2019.

English instructor to give poetry and memoir presentation

Madison College English instructor Guy Thorvaldsen  will give a presentation on poetry and memoir at the Goodman Community Center Monday, April 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Published April 5, 2019. Updated April 8, 2019.

Students place third in national ag machinery service contest

Two Madison College students earned third place in the National Postsecondary Society Ag Machinery Service Technician competition held in Loveland, Colo., March 14. Levi Schmidt and Trey Tenneson were among 16 teams competing. Each team had to diagnose and find problems on six pieces of farm equipment. They also completed a pre-harvest inspection and setup of a combine and pre-plant inspection of a planter. The competition also included a test, parts identification and precision measurement station.

Nick Lindloff, Madison College Agricultural Equipment Technology instructor, was the coordinator for the competition. He lined up the venue, dealer, equipment, transportation of the equipment, set up the stations (with the help of two others) and presented the awards.



Published April 5, 2019.

Political Science instructor leads statewide research project

Part-time Political Science instructor Adrienne Roche led a statewide research project on the impact of criminal domestic violence convictions on family law outcomes.

An article on the research results, titled “Domestic Abuse: Little Impact on Child Custody and Placement,” was published in the December 2018 issue of “Wisconsin Lawyer,” the State Bar of Wisconsin’s journal.

Published April 1, 2019.