Transliberation Art Coalition to receive award

Kaci Sullivan will receive the OutReach Organization of the Year award for the Transliberation Art Coalition that began as an honors project at Madison College.

His honors project was completed in spring of 2017 and was supervised by marketing instructor, Steve Noll.

Sullivan will receive this award Friday, Oct. 6, at OutReach’s Annual Awards Banquet held at the Monona Terrace from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

OutReach's 25th Annual Awards Banquet honors individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the LGBT community in south central Wisconsin throughout the previous year.

Published October 4, 2017. Updated October 6, 2017.

Office Pro Magazine features Administrative Professional student

Administrative Professional student Willie Dunn appeared in October’s edition of the Office Pro Magazine Executive Edition. Dunn explains how he was able to earn advanced standing at Madison College by earning his Administrative Professional certification with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

The Business Technology department has had a partnership with IAAP for more than 16 years.  IAAP offers credits toward an associate’s degree in Administrative Professional at the college. 

“I am two classes away from earning my associate’s degree in Applied Science from Madison (College) in their Administrative Professional program,” says Dunn. “So, you can say I am getting ready to reap the benefits from my investment.”


Published October 4, 2017.

AMST students earn $60,000 prize

Madison College students Eric Laylan and Chris Dalhoff earned first place in the FANUC America Advanced Automation Challenge with their Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology capstone project. The $60,000 prize included a FANUC robot and Rockwell Automation equipment for the college.

Laylan and Dalhoff built an automated system to assemble lawn trimmer fuel lines for outdoor equipment manufacturer Echo Inc.

“This award demonstrates that students in Madison College’s Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology program are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to solve real-world challenges that employers face in an intensely competitive, global economy,” said Peter Dettmer, co-program director and instructor.  “It is also evidence that our program is among the best in the country.”

Under the leadership of Dettmer and co-program director Rick Jacobs, AMST students use problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork to create their projects for local companies looking to solve a specific problem or to improve manufacturing efficiencies. 

Published September 27, 2017.

Glamour Magazine features Madison College student

Madison College student Nina Falu is featured in a Glamour Magazine article that discusses what it’s like to be a young female college student in today’s America. In the article, Falu talks about some of the challenges she has faced as an African American woman and how she is motivated to prove people wrong and make them look past her physical appearance.

“I’m done with letting other people assume things about me because they don’t like the way my skin is or they think I’d look prettier if I was another way,” said Falu. “It’s our turn now.”

Published August 25, 2017.

Instructor's course nationally recognized

Paralegal instructor Jody Cooper’s online course, Computer Applications – Legal, was nationally recognized by Quality Matters. Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. 

Cooper is joining an elite group of faculty at Madison College who have dedicated incredible amounts of time and determination to receive such recognition.

Published August 23, 2017.

GFOA honors MATC for Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Madison College for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The award recognizes the efforts of Laurie Grigg, controller, and the Finance Team who prepared the financial report. 

The Madison College comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet high standards including demonstrating a constructive “sprit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

Published August 11, 2017.

Participants complete Process Improvement Applied Training Series

Ten participants recently completed the Process Improvement Applied Training Series offered by the Center for Operational Excellence (COE): 

  • Nadine Majewski
  • Christine Henker
  • Sylvia Ramirez
  • Morgan Jaimes
  • Misty Turnquest
  • Joshua Cotillier
  • Susan Vedvig
  • Wendy Franczak
  • Mollie Stolbov
  • Chelsey Bauer

Training participants received an introduction to process improvement concepts, Lean tools, and the Plan-Do-Check-Act framework. They applied the concepts and techniques to a process in their area during the course.

Published August 2, 2017. Updated August 3, 2017.

Marte shares how teachers shaped her future in education

Claudia Marte, lead resource specialist - Center for College and Career Transitions, was a guest speaker at the American Federation of Teachers Conference in Washinton D.C. She shared her experiences in public school as a young immigrant and told how her teachers helped shape her career pathway in education. Marte spoke of her work at Madison College and how the Gateway to College program is positively impacting at-risk youth in our region. She introduced the keynote speaker, AFT President Randi Weingarten, her high school history teacher.

Weingarten on David vs. Goliath Battle in Education

Published July 28, 2017.

Saffran and Mosher present at National Conference

Vicki Saffran, senior marketing liaison, and Regina Mosher, director of Technology Services, gave a presentation at the 2017 National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention Thursday, July 27.

They explained how Madison College partnered with Ruffalo Noel Levitz consultants to modernize the college website, implementing engaging functionality and optimizing content while establishing college-wide website governance.

The conference, held in Denver, addressed enrollment management and student success and drew higher education professionals from throughout the United States and Canada.

Published July 28, 2017.

Hoffman receives national award

Mary Hoffman, instructor and co-program director in Dental Hygiene, has been named the American Dental Hygienists Association's 2017 Educator of the Year.

Founded in 1923, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) across the country.

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes, honors and rewards a full-time dental hygiene faculty member who contributes to and is dedicated to providing high-quality education to dental hygiene students.

Hoffman believes that respect, empathy and guidance are keys to helping students achieve their goals. "Each student is unique and deserving of a valuable learning experience."

Published June 28, 2017.