Impact Stories – Madison College Foundation
Impact Stories2020-09-17T12:49:51-06:00

Roots and Wings gives $100,000 to support Early Childcare Education

The Roots & Wings Foundation has designated $100,000 to support early childhood education. These funds will be split to support students in the Early Childcare Education program and to provide assistance for childcare scholarships for students’ children. For many in our community, childcare is a barrier to education and to steady employment. This gift supports crucial work to address this. We are grateful for this partnership. Roots & Wings is a family foundation established in 2019 by Judy and Gordon Faulkner. Roots & Wings makes grants across the fields of healthcare, early learning, basic needs, and safety and justice. [...]

Scholarship Recipient Stories

Tiffany I am currently enrolled in the Paramedic Associate’s Degree Program at Madison College. I work as an EMT-Basic for three fire departments right now, and becoming a Paramedic will allow me to provide more to my community, as well as enhance my skills. My career goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner. Becoming a Paramedic will allow me to take a bridge program to becoming a nurse. Eventually I will love to end up working as a Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Room. After graduating Madison College’s Paramedic program, I would like to enroll in their Nursing program. [...]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Supporting our Changing Communities

Madison College is a leader in racial justice and has always adapted to the changing needs across our district.  In this past year, our community has reexamined our roles and actions and the role technical education plays in providing opportunities to our diverse communities. We strive to grow and sustain a culture where all people are valued for who they are and who they will become. At Madison College, differences are celebrated.   Companies big and small are also strengthening their commitment to diversity internally and through their community work. Partnering with the Madison College Foundation provides more opportunities to students [...]

Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient Stories

Derartu My family has experienced financial challenges throughout the years.  My adoptive mother, who worked as a nurse, was disabled for 4 years due to an injury, and we needed to use food stamps and assistance programs to survive.  She is back working, but has raised six children as a single mother and cannot pay for our college expenses as her savings were used up during the time she was unable to work. In high school, I worked at Subway and was able to save a small amount, but I took my education very seriously and also devoted a [...]

Scholarship Established in Honor of Longtime Madison College Employee

Patricia “Parts Pat” Ann Prihoda worked at Madison College, serving in the Auto Parts Store. During that time she influenced hundreds of students on their career paths in the trades. She retired in 2012 after dedicating 37 years. Please find the full obituary here. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In honor of Pat, a scholarship was established, the “Auto Parts Pat Scholarship”.  Gifts to this scholarship can be made here. All donations to this scholarship support students in the trades. To find out how you can set up your own scholarship find more information here. [...]

Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient Story

I am a 31-year-old student at Madison College attending the ADN program. While others may look at me and think I must have failed so much to be trying to start a career in nursing at age 31, I know that it is because of all my successes, by the grace of God, that has brought me this far. I started my life with the odds stacked against me, during the heart of America’s crack epidemic with parents who were actively involved in the statistics. My two brothers, two sisters and I, had been causalities of our environment sustaining [...]