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Impact Stories2020-09-17T12:49:51-06:00

Update on Instruction This Fall

Over 70% of the classes are completely virtual. While the format is different, faculty and staff spent the summer adapting their material and approach so that students continue to receive a top class education. The classes that do require in-person hands-on instruction are being held with new safety standards. Barriers have been installed when appropriate and classrooms have been reconfigured to allow for safe distancing. We have strict health and safety standards for anyone on campus. No one is allowed on campus without a specific purpose and authorization. They must complete a COVID-19 screening before entering campus and masks [...]

A Legacy of Supporting Dreamers

Professor Sanchez knew the challenges of being a first-generation college student from his own experience. He created an endowed scholarship while he was still alive designed to create a pathway for bi-lingual, first generation Latino students in the Madison area. When Dr. Sanchez passed away, he left Madison College Foundation a legacy gift, which significantly increased the number of students scholarship recipients, thus impacting even more lives.  “In a sense Roberto was a dreamer too. He saved every dollar and wanted to support all Latino students.”

AFT Local 243 Endowed Scholarship Given to Physical Therapist Assistant Student

Stacey is a returning student and Navy veteran attending the Physical Therapist Assistant program. After 20 years of service in the Navy, Stacey worked briefly as an administrative assistant.  After realizing that an administrative job outside the military was not the best fit, she decided to go back to school to pursue a career that required teamwork, solving challenges and helping others. “I applied and was thrilled to be admitted to the Physical Therapist Assistant program.  This program has the potential to allow me to work in a job that helps others and to be an involved parent.” [...]

Bea and Lau Christensen Establish Named Fund to Support Students

"We are very excited about Stand by YOU. It is all said in that one title. What more could an individual or our community do, than stand by our youth and let them feel that we are there standing beside them in their desire to better themselves by education. Please stand by them close, just like we are doing." -Bea & Lau Christensen. 

Looking to Make a Lasting Change, Recent Grad Establishes Scholarship

“Many of us spent late May and June, 2020 watching as this country grappled with police violence and continuing racism. Wondering how we can help change things for the better. Maybe we joined in demonstrations, educated ourselves on black history and racism or supported the efforts of anti-racism groups. Maybe we persevered with the work we were already doing with more urgency than before. Maybe we constructively talked about race with friends and coworkers for the first time, ever.” Meg and Tyler wanted to make a lasting change to move towards equality and representation in the community. In that [...]

Tour De Madison College Fundraiser for Madison College students raises over $15,000

Kevin Foley, an Administrative Manager at Madison College embarked on a fundraising adventure to help Madison College students during this time of need.  “I have had time to reflect in the past 4 weeks about how fortunate we all are to work at such a great place like Madison College, where we all still have jobs and we are still able to be paid to do what we love.  Many of the students that we serve do not have this same privilege,” says Foley.  On May 15, 2020 (Madison College’s original graduation date), Kevin rode his bicycle between all [...]