Madison College News

Advisor discusses good news for recent graduates

Rochelle Wanner, a Madison College career and employment advisor, discussed data on hiring with Channel 15 recently. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports a 4 percent increase in hiring. Wanner said company growth, employee retirement and need for local talent is causing higher demand for college graduates.

 

 

Published May 14, 2018.

Madison College, Edgewood College ink transfer agreements

Officials from Madison College and Edgewood College formalized two agreements on Friday, May 11 that will benefit transfer students from both institutions. One will benefit international students from Madison College who wish to transfer to Edgewood College, while the other will allow Madison College students who transfer to Edgewood before receiving their associate degree to "reverse transfer" classes taken at Edgewood to fulfill the requirements of their Madison College degree.

Both agrements are effective beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

In what Madison College officials describe as agreements that are "innovative, forward-thinking and responsive to student needs," the first allows international students from Madison College with F1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, to receive their associate degree in liberal arts at Madison College and seamlessly transfer to Edgewood College to earn their bachelor's degree in as few as two additional years.

International students, as with all other Madison College students, will now be eligible to receive incremental scholarships from Edgewood College based on their cumulative GPA from Madison College. In addition, these students are eligible to live in Edgewood's on-campus residence halls during their period of enrollment at Madison College.

The second agreement allows Madison College students who earn at least 30 credits to transfer to Edgewood College, complete additional credits required for an associate degree, and transfer back those required credits to earn a Madison College associate degree.

Over the past five years, according to data collected by Madison College, liberal arts transfer students make up an average of 30 percent of its enrollments.

 

Published May 10, 2018. Updated May 14, 2018.

Spring graduation ceremony on livestream

The Madison Area Technical College spring commencement ceremony will take place Friday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. For those who cannot attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live online beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Students will receive associate degrees and technical diplomas from many of the 150 programs offered at the college. Parking is available at no charge. Attendees should plan ahead for traffic.

The processional will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will last approximately two hours. If the ceremony needs to be cancelled for any reason, information will be posted on the Madison College website.

Published May 10, 2018.

UW-Madison to cover tuition, fees for 'Scholars of Promise'

Officials from Madison Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison inked a memorandum of understanding that will allow students who receive financial assistance through Madison College's "Scholars of Promise" program and are admitted to the UW-Madison to complete their bachelor's degree at UW-Madison without bearing the cost of tuition and fees.

Under the agreement, witnessed by Madison College students who are members of the inaugural Scholars of Promise cohort that began classes last fall, Promise students who earn their associate degree and are admitted to the UW-Madison will receive two years' tuition and fees at UW-Madison to complete their baccalaureate degree. Of nearly 150 students who are members of the first "Scholars" class, nearly one-third have expressed their intentio to transfer to UW-Madison.

"These deserving students have proven to be hard-working, resourcesful and persistent," said Dr. Jack Daniels, president of Madison College. Daniels said these students are abundantly equipped with the academic acumen and boundless capacity to acquire new knowledge and skills.

For more information about Madison College's Scholars of Promise program, visit madisoncollege.edu/scholars-of-promise or call the Scholars of Promise office at 608-246-6036.

 

Published May 10, 2018.

Student and Enrollment Services announce summer hours

Effective Monday, May 14, most student service departments will close at 4:30 p.m. for the summer.  Check the Department Directory to verify hours by individual department. 

Enrollment Services will also be closed Friday, May 18 for staff in-service. Summer hours will resume on Monday, May 21.

Published May 9, 2018.

Spring graduation ceremony on live stream

The Madison Area Technical College spring commencement ceremony will take place Friday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Students will receive associate degrees and technical diplomas from many of the 150 programs offered at the college. Parking is available at no charge. Attendees should plan ahead for traffic.

The processional will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will last approximately two hours. If the ceremony needs to be cancelled for any reason, information will be posted on the Madison College website. For those who cannot attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live online beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 

Published April 27, 2018. Updated May 10, 2018.

New South Campus construction to begin in June

Madison College officials announced Tuesday it will break ground in June for its new South Campus. Rather than building it in phases as originally planned, the campus will be constructed at the corner of S. Park Street and Badger Road in its entirety. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2019.

In an April 24 news conference, Keith Cornille, executive vice president and Chief Student Services Officer for Madison College, said Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates has restructured its contribution in the amount up to $10.2 million to ensure the completion of the 75,000-square-foot facility. Previous gifts have been received from the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, which contributed $10 million, and the American Family Dreams Foundation, $1.3 million.

"This campus will forever change the face of South Madison and transform the lives of those who live there," Cornille said.

 

Published April 25, 2018.

Portfolio show set for May 3 at Truax Campus

Students in Madison College's Graphic Design, Photography and Visual Communications programs will display their work at SHINE Spring 2018 Portfolio Show May 3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street, Madison.

Professionals, members of the public, students, staff, faculty and friends are welcome to view students' work and talk with them at the event. Visitor parking is available in the parking lot across from the main building with entrances from Hoffman Street or Wright Street. One-hour metered parking can be found in the Administration lot off Anderson Street.

 

Published April 23, 2018.

College adds six Liberal Arts Transfer options

Students enrolling in Madison College's Liberal Arts Transfer program can now choose from six areas of emphasis or pre-majors. The LAT program serves students who wish to earn an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree and/or who intend to transfer to a four-year university. The program provides students with an excellent foundation for continuing in higher education and there are agreements and pathways with many four-year institutions across the region.

Pre-majors let students choose a curriculum tailored to support their future transfer goals. The following pre-majors provide a guided pathway with enough flexibility for broad major exploration regardless of transfer destination.

By completing the AA or AS degree at Madison College, students will typically satisfy the first two years of general education requirements for four-year colleges and universities and obtain an educational foundation in a breadth of disciplines.

The first step is to apply for admission to Madison College.

Published April 19, 2018.

Article discusses impact of new South campus

Madison College President Jack Daniels and Gift Development Specialist Steve Goldberg were recently interviewed by In Business magazine about the human and economic impact of the new South campus. The new facility, planned for the corner of Park Street and Badger Road, will house certificate programs, courses required for degree programs, student support services and a STEM Academy for high school students.

 

Published April 19, 2018.

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