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In Memoriam: Russell Walter Symes

Retired Madison College instructor Russell Walter Symes passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, at the age of 85. Celebration of Life Services are being held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, at St. Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 600 South La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ.

Published August 19, 2019.

In Memoriam: Julie Ann Rortvedt

Julie Ann Rortvedt, age 56, of Sun Prairie, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4. She was a longtime instructor for the Madison College Police Academy program. Rortvedt retired from the City of Madison Police Department as a detective after 31 years of service.

A funeral service will be held at Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr., Madison, at 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

 

Published August 7, 2019.

Head Coach announces departure

Madison College Head Women's Volleyball Coach Jeff "J.T." Thomas is leaving the program to pursue further professional and coaching opportunities. Madison College Director of Athletics Steve Hauser has named assistant coaches Lindsey Swansby, Emily Desjarlais and Sydney Toon as co-head coaches for the remainder of the season.

Published August 5, 2019.

In memoriam: Bob Esser

Bob Esser, an English as a Second Language instructor at Madison College for 25 years, passed away, Wednesday, July 10. A celebration is being held Monday, July 22, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Jim McGonigle will speak at 5 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Cress Funeral Home at 6021 University Ave, Madison, Wis.

Memorials can be made to the Cambodian School Project or the Employment and Training Association.

Published July 17, 2019. Updated August 19, 2019.

Accident claims life of longtime instructor

Dear Madison College Family,

With a heavy heart I share with you tragic news. Our friend and colleague, Kou Her, passed away over the weekend in an accidental drowning.

He will be deeply missed by family, students, colleagues and the Hmong community. Funeral arrangements are shared below. 

During his 29 years at Madison College Kou was a full-time faculty in the School of Academic Advancement providing instruction for the high school completion programs. Kou was passionate about student success and loved serving students.  

He was a devoted husband and father, kind and gentle to everyone, and loved his job serving the community. He was so looking forward to the South Campus opening.

Madison College offers an Employee Assistance Program that provides free counseling sessions.

Thank you for your prayers during this time.

Chris Vandall
Dean, School of Academic Advancement

MEMORIAL FUND AND FUNERAL INFORMATION:

Visitations: Friday, July 19, from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, from 9-10 a.m.
Services: Friday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Burial Service: Saturday, July 20, 12:30 p.m.
Funeral Home: Gunderson Funeral Home, 1150 Park Street, Oregon, WI 53575, 
(608) 835-3515
Cemetery: Highland Memorial Gardens, 3054 County Road BB, Madison, WI 53718
Donations: Kou Her Children’s Memorial Fund GoFundMe page or any Summit Credit Union.

 

Published July 15, 2019. Updated July 17, 2019.

Athletic update: Friday sports roundup

Madison College Men's Golf
6-7-2019
NJCAA Division III Golf Championships
Chautauqua Golf Club - Par 72
Chautauqua, New York


Georgia Military College - 1235 / 315 - 314 - 305 - 301
Sandhills Community College - 1236 / 314 - 316 - 293 - 313
Minnesota State Community & Technical College - 1241 / 317 - 311 - 309 - 304
Columbus State Community College - 1292 / 324 - 328 - 308 - 332
County College of Morris - 1298 / 333 - 328 - 328 - 309
Niagara County Community College - 1319 / 327 - 332 - 330 - 330
Butler County Community College - 1320 / 336 - 337 - 319 - 328
Cayuga Community College - 1327 / 342 - 327 - 323 - 335
Northampton Community College - 1344 / 346 - 342 - 331 - 325
Nassau Community College - 1384 / 355 - 355 - 343 - 331
Madison College - 1394 / 357 - 341 - 348 - 348
Madison College - 1394 points - 11th place.

Top Scoring Individuals
1. Capps (Sandhills Community College) - 77 - 73 - 70 - 72 / 292
2. Watts (Georgia Military College) - 76 - 76 - 70 - 76 / 298
3. Paschetto (Oxford College of Emory University) - 76 - 77 - 78 - 71 / 302
4. Bloedorn (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75 - 78 - 74 - 76 / 303
5. Moen (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75 - 76 - 79 - 75 / 305

Madison College Scoring Players
Cayer (76 - 76 - 80 - 78 / 310 / 9th)
Rufenacht (89 - 85 - 81 - 86 / 341 / 61st)
Ernstmeyer (92 - 89 - 92 - 90 / 363 / 80th)
Salzman (100 - 91 - 95 - 94 / 380 / 84th)

Published June 14, 2019.

In memoriam: John Verhelst

John Verhelst, former coach at Madison College, passed away on Thursday, June 6, after battling cancer for 19 months. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a service at 6:30 p.m. at Dahmen’s at Hawks Landing.

Verhelst loved teaching and coaching. He spent three years at Edgewood High School, 30 years at Monona Grove High School, three years at Madison College and four years at Lecanto High School in Florida.

Published June 10, 2019.

Athletic update: Friday sports roundup

Madison College Men's Golf
6-6-2019
NJCAA Division III Golf Championships
Chautauqua Golf Club - Par 72
Chautauqua, NY


Sandhills Community College - 923 / 314 - 316 - 293 -
Georgia Military College - 934 / 315 - 314 - 305 -
Minnesota State Community & Technical College - 937 / 317 - 311 - 309 -
Columbus State Community College - 960 / 324 - 328 - 308 -
Niagara County Community College - 989 / 327 - 332 - 330 -
County College of Morris - 989 / 333 - 328 - 328 -
Cayuga Community College - 992 / 342 - 327 - 323 -
Butler County Community College - 992 / 336 - 337 - 319 -
Northampton Community College - 1019 / 346 - 342 - 331 -
Madison College - 1046 / 357 - 341 - 348 -
Nassau Community College - 1053 / 355 - 355 - 343 -
Madison College - 1046 points - 10th place.

Top Scoring Individuals
1. Capps (Sandhills Community College) - 77 - 73 - 70 / 220
2. Watts (Georgia Military College) - 76 - 76 - 70 / 222
3. Bloedorn (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75 - 78 - 74 / 227
4. McGarvey (Rockland Community College) - 75 - 77 - 77 / 229
5. Moen (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75 - 76 - 79 / 230

Madison College Scoring Players
Cayer (76 - 76 - 80 / 232 / 8th)
Rufenacht (89 - 85 - 81 / 255 / 59th)
Ernstmeyer (92 - 89 - 92 / 273 / 79th)
Salzman (100 - 91 - 95 / 286 / 83rd)

 

Madison College Men's Golf
6-5-2019
2019 NJCAA Div. Three National Championships
Chautauqua Golf Club - Par 72
Chautauqua, New York


Madison College - 698 points - 10th place.

Scores
Minnesota State Tech 317 311 628
Georgia Military College 315 314 629
Sandhills College 314 316 630
Columbus State C. C. 324 328 652
Niagara County College 327 332 659
C.C. Morris 333 328 661
Cayunga 342 327 669
Butler 336 337 673
Northampton 346 342 688
Madison 357 341 698
Nassau C.C. 355 355 710

Individual Scoring Leaders :

Trey Capps Sandhills College 77 73 150
Hunter Moen Minn. State Tech 75 76 151
Joe Cayer Madison College 76 76 152
Dusty Watts Georgia Military 76 76 152
Sean McGarvey Rockland 75 77 152
Luke Schwartz Anne Arun 79 74 153
Blake Bloedorn Minn. State Tech 75 78 153
Nick Paschetto Oxford Emory 76 77 153
Chris McMorrow Massoit 76 79 155
Nick Alexson C.C. Morris 78 77 155

 

Madison College Men's Golf
6-5-2019
2019 NJCAA Division Three National Championships
Chautauqua Golf Club - Lakes Cours - Par 72
Chautauqua, New York - Round 1 of 2


Sandhills Community College - 314 / 314 -
Georgia Military College - 315 / 315 -
Minnesota State Tech - 317 / 317 -
Columbus Community College - 324 / 324 -
Niagara County C. C. - 327 / 327 -
County College of Morris - 333 / 333 -
Butler County C.C. - 336 / 336 -
Cayuga Community College - 342 / 342 -
Northampton College - 346 / 346 -
Nassau Community College - 355 / 355 -
Madison College - 357 / 357 -
Madison College - 698 points - 10th place.

Top Scoring Individuals
1. Moen, H. () - 75
2. Bloedorn, B. () - 75
3. McGarvey, Sean () - 75
4. Cayer, Joe () - 76
5. Watts, Dusty () - 76

Madison College Scoring Players
Cayer, Joe (78 / 2nd)
Conner Rufenacht, (89 / th)
Ernstmehyer, Harrt (92 / th)
Salzman, Cole (100 / th)

 

Madison College Men's Golf
6-4-2019
NJCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships
Chautauqua Golf Club - Par 72
Chautauqua, New York - Round 1 of 4


Sandhills Community College - 314 / 314 - - -
Georgia Military College - 315 / 315 - - -
Minnesota State Community & Technical College - 317 / 317 - - -
Columbus State Community College - 324 / 324 - - -
Niagara County Community College - 327 / 327 - - -
County College of Morris - 333 / 333 - - -
Butler County Community College - 336 / 336 - - -
Cayuga Community College - 342 / 342 - - -
Northampton Community College - 346 / 346 - - -
Nassau Community College - 355 / 355 - - -
Madison College - 357 / 357 - - -
Madison College - 357 points - 11th place.

Top Scoring Individuals
1. McGarvey (Rockland Community College) - 75
2. Moon (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75
3. Bloedorn (Minnesota State Community & Technical College) - 75
4. Watts (Georgia Military College) - 76
5. Cayer (Madison College) - 76

Madison College Scoring Players
Cayer (76 / 4th)
Rufenacht (89 / 65th)
Ernstmeyer (92 / 74th)
Salzman (100 / 83rd)

Published June 7, 2019.

Men's golf team ready for national competition

Over an eight-event fall 2018 season, the Madison College men's golf team improved nearly every single time they stepped on the course. They hope to continue that trend this week when the 2019 NJCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships tees off in Chautauqua, New York, and the WolfPack makes its seventh team appearance Tuesday, June 4.

The 'Pack earned the trip to Chautauqua Golf Club by claiming the Region IV title back in October 2018.

 

To know more about Madison College golf team's participation, visit Madison College Athletics' website.

Published June 4, 2019.

Athletic update: Friday sports roundup

Madison College Baseball
5-27-2019
NJCAA Division II World Series
Madison College vs Northeast Community College (NE)
Enid, OK

 

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Madison College
Hamilton (4.0-9-7-7-3-1); Jasurda (0.2-3-7-7-1-3); Foldy (W; 4.1-3-0-0-6-2)

Northeast Community College (NE)
Taylor (L; 1.1-3-6-6-0-4); Nicholson (0.2-2-3-3-0-0); Kelchner (0.0-0-1-1-0-1); Ripa (0.1-5-6-6-0-0); Hilton (1.0-1-2-2-1-2); Halvorson (1.0-1-2-2-1-1); Rodriguez (2.2-2-1-1-2-2); Altstadt (1.0-0-0-0-0-0)


Leading Hitters

Madison College
Reuter (2x3, 3 Runs, 2 RBI); LaRock (2x6, 1 Run, 4 RBI); Aide (2x5, 3 Runs, 3 RBI); Scheelk (2x5, 4 RBI); Holin (2x2, 2 Runs, 1 RBI); Valk (2x3, 3 Runs); 2B - LaRock, Aide, Scheelk (2)

Northeast Community College (NE)
Dumont (3x4, 4 Runs, 1 RBI); Botaletto (3x3, 3 Runs, 2 RBI); Smith (4x5, 2 Runs, 9 RBI); Walker (2x5, 2 Runs); HR - Smith (2) 2B - Dumont (3), Botaletto, Hlavac, Sinju

Overall Record: 41-9
Conference Record: 9-1

Notes
Madison College will next play tomorrow at 1 pm vs Mesa Community College

 

 

Madison College Baseball
5-28-2019
NJCAA Division II World Series
Madison College vs Mesa Community College
Enid, OK

 

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Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

Madison College
Komar (9.0-8-3-3-7-0); Turnquist (W; 3.0-0-0-0-3-1)

Mesa Community College
Denham (8.1-9-3-3-7-2); Garcia (L; 2.2-3-1-1-0-1)


Leading Hitters

Madison College
Jenkins (3x5, 1 RBI); Gile (2x6, 1 Run, 1 RBI); Aide (2x5); Valk (4x5, 1 Run, 1 RBI); HR - Gile 2B - Valk (2)

Mesa Community College
Ferguson (3x5, 1 RBI); 3B - 2B - Steffensen

Overall Record: 42-9
Conference Record: 9-1

Notes
Madison College advances to the NJCAA Division II World Series simi-finals tomorrow.

 

Madison College Baseball
5-29-2019
NJCAA Division II World Series
Madison College vs Mesa Community College
Enid, OK

 

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Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

Madison College
Hickey (L; 7.1-6-5-5-5-3); Jansen (0.1-0-4-4-0-4); Neu (0.1-3-2-2-0-0)

Mesa Community College
Tucker (W; 8.0-7-3-3-6-0)


Leading Hitters

Madison College
Gile (3x4, 1 Run, 2 RBI); HR - Gile, Scheelk

Mesa Community College
Steffensen (2x5, 2 Runs, 1 RBI); Darden (3x5, 2 Runs, 1 RBI); Furgusen (2x3, 2 Runs, 1 RBI); 2B - Furgusen

Overall Record: 42-10
Conference Record: 9-1

Notes
Madison College and Mesa Community College will play again tomorrow at 7 pm for a spot in the championship game.

 

Madison College Baseball
5-30-2019
NJCAA Division II World Series
Madison College vs Mesa Community College
Enid, OK

 

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Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

Madison College
Turnquist (L; 6.0-6-4-3-4-2); Foldy (0.2-3-3-1-0-1); Renz (1.1-1-0-0-4-1)

Mesa Community College
Ruff (W; 9.0-11-4-3-9-2)


Leading Hitters

Madison College
Gile (2x4); Scheelk (2x4, 2 Runs, 1 RBI); Holin (2x3, 1 Run, 1 RBI); Trebian (3x4, 2 RBI); HR - Scheelk 2B - Holin,

Mesa Community College
Denning (4x5, 2 Runs, 2 RBI); Steffensen (2x5, 1 Run, 2 RBI); Leslie (2x4, 1 RBI); HR - 2B - Steffensen (2), Meastas,

Overall Record: 42-11
Conference Record: 9-1

Notes
Madison College placed 3 at the division II national tournament 

 

Published May 31, 2019. Updated June 7, 2019.

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