Media Watch

Madison College student honored by Madison mayor

Madison College Student TeKema Balentine, who was recently crowned Miss Black USA, received a special honor from Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Wednesday, Aug. 21, was proclaimed “TeKema Balentine Day.” You can read more about TeKema’s big day in Madison365.


Published August 23, 2019. Updated September 11, 2019.

Champions of Dairy duel at Madison College

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Spectrum TV News stopped by the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest today at Truax. The story is expected to air  Friday, Aug. 23. Channel 27 reported on the competition Wednesday, Aug. 21. No link is currently available.

Published August 23, 2019.

Madison365 lists Most Powerful Latinos for 2019

Madison College graduate Norma Gallegos Valles was among Wisconsin’s 34 Most Powerful Latinos for 2019 according to Madison365. Currently, Gallegos Valles co-hosts a Spanish radio Program and provides education and training through the Latino Academy of Workforce Development.

Published August 21, 2019.

Madison College featured by UW-Madison news

A new biotechnology internship program will give Madison College students the opportunity to study and test gene editing technologies that could improve crops. The program, through UW-Madison, was recently highlighted on Channel 3. Biology Instructor Kit Carlson was also interviewed about the internship by the UW-Madison news service.

Published August 19, 2019.

Instructor featured in Idaho media

For the past seven months, Cabinetmaking Instructor Jeff Molzahn has been training an Idaho teen who’srepresenting Team USA at the “WorldSkills” competition in Russia. The story was picked up by two Idaho Falls TV stations (KIFI and KIDK) and was recently rerun on Channel 3.

Published August 19, 2019.

Instructor shares back-to-school tips

Marketing instructor Kristin Uttech’s spoke with Spectrum News about back-to-school shopping tips. The entire story was videotaped in the Truax Bookstore.  

Published August 16, 2019.

Madison nurse on mission to change infant mortality

A Madison College alumna is on a mission to help change Wisconsin’s black/white infant mortality disparity. Public health nurse Rachel Azanleko-Akouete was recently featured in Madison365. 

Published August 16, 2019.

Grant helps Centro Hispano staff earn credits

Centro Hispano staff will be able to earn human services credits at Madison College thanks to a new state Workforce Development grant. Channel 3 has more details about the grant. 

Published August 16, 2019.

Updated links to CampBUILD stories

Here’s the link to instructor Sandy Thistle’s interview with Channel 15 about CampBUILD, which is going on at the Commercial Avenue Campus. The camp’s goal is to get more girls interested in the building trades. The Isthmus also published an article about the camp

Published August 16, 2019.

Madison College grant partnership highlighted

In an editorial Neil Heinen of Channel 3 praised a new partnership between Madison College, Centro Hispano and Dane Co. Human Services. Heinen says, “This is yet another example of proactive problem-solving through partnerships and new ways of doing business.”

Published August 16, 2019.