For the City Times
Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) held simultaneous commencements at three locations Thursday night. Recipients of associate degrees and technical diplomas celebrated their achievements with family and friends.
The Marshfield Campus commencement was held at Hotel Marshfield, where Debbie Van Asten, Accounting graduate, offered the student commencement address and Jane Wagner, 2014 Anne Adler Community Service Award recipient, delivered the commencement address.
Stevens Point Campus held their ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center, and Andrew Halverson, vice president of Business Development at Ellis Stone Construction Company, presented the commencement address.
The Wisconsin Rapids Campus commencement was held in the campus gymnasium, where Paul Gabriel, Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association executive director, delivered the commencement address and Kris Marchel, MSTC Student Ambassador and Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement graduate, provided the student address.
MSTC, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers a variety of associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. With campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, and a learning center in Adams, the college serves a resident population of approximately 165,000 in the MSTC District comprising all or portions of Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Portage, Waushara, and Wood counties. According to last year’s graduate survey, more than 9 in 10 MSTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
The college is accepting applications for summer and fall. Interested individuals can learn more about the college and its programs and services, and even apply online, through the college’s website at mstc.edu.
The following is a list of MSTC candidates for graduation based on graduation applications received as of May 7. This list is sorted by graduate candidate city and academic program.
Abbotsford – Medical Assistant: Kayla Garbisch, Lisa Thieme; Renewable Energy Specialist: Anna Grunseth.
Adams – Accounting: Theresa Brown; Business Management: Jatohna Crump; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Ronald Waite; EMT Paramedic: Kimberly Shekels; Medical Assistant: Theresa Lipa.
Almond – Cosmetology: Jewel Matke; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Marshall Brown; IT Software Developer: Paul Karnowski; Surgical Technologist: Linnea Nordberg.
Amherst – Accounting: Christopher Hendricks; Medical Assistant: Tammy Groshek.
Amherst Junction – Business Management: Julianne Martin; Medical Assistant: Jessica Schmidt; Nursing: Sarah Buice; Solar Electric Technician: Brian Thompson; Supervisory Management: Brenna Olson.
Appleton – Urban Forestry Technician: Deven Cieslewicz.
Arpin – Accounting: Debbie Van Asten; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Andrew Fox; Nursing: Heather Wellach; Paramedic Technician: Andrew Yerke.
Auburndale – Central Service Technician: Charlotte Raab; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Lane Schuld; Farm Operation: Jacob Oertel; Respiratory Therapist: Tanya Federwitz.
Bancroft – Central Service Technician: Maria Guzman; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Derek Thayer; Welding: Colter Stutesman.
Boulder Junction – Respiratory Therapist: Amy Wilk.
Camp Douglas – Early Childhood Education: Lisa Pesavento.
Chippewa Falls – Marketing: Kassidy Jester.
Colby – Respiratory Therapist: Jamie Empey.
Custer – Business Management: Sandra Clendenning, Brittany Platta; Surgical Technologist: Hannah Johnson.
Eldorado – Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Brandon Lietz.
Friendship – Automotive Technician: Nickolas Inda; EMT Paramedic: Alan Samson, Davina Samson; IT Software Developer: John Vehrs; Solar Electric Technician: John Kempf; Urban Forestry Technician: Kerstyn Perrett.
Granton – Administrative Professional: Jessica Roehl; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Cody Haferman; Farm Operation: Logan Schmitz; Nursing: Mya Rowe; Welding: William Pongratz.
Green Bay – Urban Forestry Technician: Philip Kocha.
Greenland, NH – Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Eric Egeland.
Hancock – Automotive Technician: William Klabunde, Blake Moen.
Harshaw – Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician: Austin Busche.
Hatley – Practical Nursing: Trisha Will, Jennifer Zogata.
Herbster – Paramedic Technician: Leaf Mahoney.
Iron Mountain, MI – Tech Studies-Journey Worker: Michael Janota.
Junction City – Accounting: Tina Slaven; Welding: Brian Flatoff.
Kronenwetter – Nursing: Kristi Lenzo; Respiratory Therapist: Mary McKeever.
Marshfield – Accounting: Heather Dow, Kristen Lutz, Brandon Willems; Automotive Technician: Kyle Bleibaum, Eric Schmidt; Barber Technologist: Steve Lopez; Business Management: Emma Huber, Kari Lenz, Shaena Stangl; Central Service Technician: Krista Rucker; Clinical Research Coordinator: Rebecca Pilsner, Diana Strand; Cosmetology: Karissa Dierickx, Amanda Mueller, Macie Snortheim; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Devin Boulieu; Farm Operation: Steven Salzmann, Rebecca Winslow; Health Informatics and Information Management: Marilyn Lezotte; IT Network Specialist: Matthew Metcalfe, Ben Rock, Timothy Vehrs; Machine Tool Technician: Nathan Pospyhalla; Marketing: Danielle Krohn; Medical Assistant: Chelsea Christmas, Brinae Johnson, Julie Straw; Nursing: Marissa Draxler; Office Support Specialist: Laura Demmerly; Phlebotomy Technician: Heather Rinehart; Respiratory Therapist: Michele Ayer, Elizabeth Wegner; Server Automation & Mobil Technology Synchronization: Matthew Metcalfe, Timothy Vehrs; Supervisory Management: Sarah Grimes; Surgical Technologist: Bradley Orella, Jacob Reckner.
Mauston – Surgical Technologist: Scott Crowley.
Merrill – Surgical Technologist: Mikayla Leopold.
Milladore – Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Ethan Schreiner; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Curtis Pongratz; Medical Assistant: Heidi Peper.
Milton – Business Management: Cody McCulloch.
Minocqua – Cosmetology: Kaylin Smylie.
Mosinee – Accounting: Kerri Collins; Gerontology: Savannah Kramas; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Peter Maguire.
Neillsville – Accounting: Christina Rauk; Business Management: Christina Rauk; Medical Assistant: Abby Newbury; Surgical Technologist: April Marty.
Nekoosa – Business Management: Zach Gray, Uyvonne Hicks, Taylor Owczynsky, Lance Stillman; Central Service Technician: Samantha Moffat; Cosmetology: Bailey Haessly, Jenna Koran, Jade Richardson; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Kayla Demski, Ashley Struzynski; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Cheyanne Finup, Crystal Jazdzewski, Andrew Walker, Richard Ysquierdo; Medical Assistant: Kendra Marcouex; Medical Coder: Amanda Passineau; Nursing: Samantha Heeg, Lisa Turtzo, Barbarann Ubinger, Bee Wilson; Paramedic Technician: Stephaney Bredl, Stephanie Bush, Ann Reetz; Phlebotomy Technician: Stephaney Bredl; Welding: Nicholas Cline, Carter Jaecks.
Neshkoro – Phlebotomy Technician: Victoria Dolderer.
New Lisbon – Business Management: Julie Humphrey; Respiratory Therapist: David Vieth.
Oak Creek – Health Informatics and Information Management: Jacki King.
Oshkosh – Accounting: Rebecca Berger.
Oxford – Cosmetology: Ariel Bloss, Ashley Street.
Pittsville – Business Management: Amber Roggenbauer; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Christopher Downs; Medical Assistant: Elizabeth Morrow, Tristin Shaw; Nursing: Robin Leigh; Office Support Specialist: Sherri Soderberg; Urban Forestry Technician: Matthew Kelly.
Plainfield – Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Matthew Deeke.
Plover – Accounting: Angela Fiebiger; Administrative Professional: Claire Baumhofer, Mai Thao; Automotive Technician: Dylan Beadle, Chris Gaszak, Barry Rozak; Business Management: Chase Anderson, Audra Byczynski, Scott Ciesielski, Stephanie Literski, Wendy Simons; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Nicole Rasmussen; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: David Allen, Christine Dombrowski, Andrew Johnston, Zachary Zaug; EMT Paramedic: Robin Falk; Gerontology: Kaitlyn Kluck; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Samantha Denenberg; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Sean Shulfer; IT Network Specialist: Sarah Johnson, Kyle Pavloski, Jared Schneider; IT Software Developer: Gregory Krzycki, Brandon Lemke; Marketing: Stephanie Literski, Stephanie Mueller; Medical Assistant: Laura Hanneman, Hannah Kurtzweil, April Martin, Amanda Plaski; Nursing: Amanda Bablitch, Debbie Clendenning, Samantha Koczorowski, Kristi LaJeunesse, Kelsey Rekowski, Kelly Servis, Megan Shannon; Office Support Specialist: Nicole Willfahrt; Phlebotomy Technician: Heidi Jascor; Respiratory Therapist: Cassandra Watkins; Server Automation & Mobil Technology Synchronization: Sarah Johnson, Kyle Pavloski; Solar Electric Technician: Levi Scott; Welding: Dylan Beadle, Nicholas Jacobson.
Plymouth, MN – IT Network Specialist: Cory LaQua.
Port Edwards – Business Management: Heather Esmahan; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Stacy Hafermann; Marketing: Heather Esmahan.
Racine – Business Management: Nicole Pabst.
Rosholt – Automotive Technician: Stephanie Borski; Cosmetology: Janelle Richter; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Jordan Wenninger; Marketing: Janine Golla; Medical Assistant: MiracleJoy Niewiadomski; Phlebotomy Technician: Nicole Campos.
Rothschild – Marketing: Aaron Gregerson.
Rudolph – Accounting: Kyle Lehman; Business Management: Catherine Cesare, Shanaya Daniels; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Jordan Leher; Medical Assistant: Hannah Obst.
Scandinavia – Central Service Technician: Nicole Huffman.
Schofield – Respiratory Therapist: Cassandra Ferrin.
Sparta – EMT Paramedic: Brandon Perron.
Spencer – Accounting: Matthew Rudecki; Business Management: Jeremiah Polacek; Cosmetology: Ashley Chandler; Health Informatics and Information Management: DeAnn Griepentrog; IT Software Developer: Neil Bartelt; Machine Tool Technician: Scott Davis; Nursing: Heather Zais.
Stevens Point – Accounting: Christopher Natzke, Cory Singer; Automotive Technician: Zachary Kranski, Cole Peters; Barber Technologist: Robert Eslinger, Adam Johnson; Business Management: Erin Auer, Kristin DeVogel, Collin Fehrenbach, Tiffany Feltz, Ryan Fredrickson, James Gidlund, Matt Glodowski, Savana LaCrosse, Debbie Lepper, Justin Mason, Bethanyann Monte, Catherine Otto, Tabitha Pankow, Brenda Schweke, Patti Sipla, Leilani Tingco, Nathan Vanderloop, Sony Vang, Zachary Vredeveld, Michele Warzinik, Adam Zygarlicke; Central Service Technician: Ashley Sadogierski; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Nathan Loehrke; Cosmetology: Sylvia Gannigan; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Lana Eiden, Stephanie Laug, Kevin Peters; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Gabriel Contreras, Gregory Gerkhardt, Kris Marchel, Ross Peterson, Mallori Piotrowski, Mong Thao, Garrett Waldinger; Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician: Cole Fourness; Early Childhood Education: Colleen Van Stippen; Gerontology: Molly Krause; Health Informatics and Information Management: Roxanne Jager; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Alex Bachinski, Matthew Glodowski; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Parker Campbell, Matthew Hetland, Christopher Poeschel; IT Network Specialist: Britteny Gawlik, Josiah Mays, Alexander Mummery, Nathan Olson, Steven Schmitz, Tina Steinfort, Devin Wachuta, Ryan Zuleger; IT Software Developer: Patrick Cherney, Adam Holte, Rene Otto, Devin Wachuta, Justin Walk; Machine Tool Technician: Evan Koziczkowski; Marketing: Paul Rath, Patti Sipla; Medical Assistant: Colleen Collins; Medical Coder: Roxanne Jager; Nursing: Olivia Czaikowski, Jamie Groshek, Leeloni Herrera, Jane Wisinski; Paramedic Technician: Alli Novotny, Ethan Przybylski, Alyssa Rogers, Kyle Sadogierski; Phlebotomy Technician: Bailey Betro, Darla Flynn, Morgan Studinski, Julie Wolff; Practical Nursing: Jeannette Pientka; Renewable Energy Specialist: Ryan Reeves; Respiratory Therapist: Ariel Clendenning, Leslie Czech, Tara Sternitzky, Levi Stroik; Server Automation & Mobil Technology Synchronization: Britteny Gawlik, Alexander Mummery, Steven Schmitz, Ryan Zuleger; Solar Electric Technician: Ryan Reeves; Supervisory Management: John Paque; Surgical Technologist: Danielle Louis.
Stratford – Business Management: Amanda Kasco; IT Network Specialist: Skyler Finck; Nursing: Leah Oonk; Surgical Technologist: Jennifer Grammatikopoulos, Amenia McCurtis.
Tomah – Marketing: Haley Melby.
Tony – Respiratory Therapist: Debra Welch.
Unity – Respiratory Therapist: Janet Van Rixel.
Vesper – Accounting: Siyo Young; Central Service Technician: Theresa McGrath; Farm Operation: Nathan Huser; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Joshua Halbersma.
Wales – Early Childhood Education: Jessica Sayles.
Waupaca – Business Management: Jessica Fletcher, Travis Holat; Nursing: Caitlin Mork; Phlebotomy Technician: Jessie Christenson, Ashley Radloff.
Wautoma – Nursing: Lindsay Schallock, Alesa Viau.
Westfield – Cosmetology: Elizabeth Spillner; Nursing: Kimberly Whalen.
Weston – Renewable Energy Specialist: Brock Rainville.
Wild Rose – Business Management: Rebecca Schaber.
Willard – Surgical Technologist: Wade Steffen.
Wisconsin Rapids – Accounting: Sherry Glenzer Meyer, Steven Koth, Alison Rimpila, Javier Vera, Katherine Williams; Administrative Professional: Tara Nash, Amanda Olsen, Bryanna Schroeder, Sanjai Sydney, Meghan Williams; Barber Technologist: Tara Kobza; Business Management: Reannon Ainsworth, Rachel Bremmer, Katie Cummins, Darlene Dhein, Allison Ferkey, Nancy Hamm, Justin Hanneman, Justin Helke, Justin Monk, Hope Mora; Central Service Technician: Heather Fleming, Alyssa Luke, Lu Thao; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Benjamin Nauertz; Clinical Research Coordinator: Melissa Brock; Cosmetology: Chelsea Dekarske, Taylor Freedlund, Brittany Karis, Whitney Kirst, Stacey Leach, Kasandra Richardson, Heather Wigstrom; Criminal Justice-Corrections: Sandra Rodriguez; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement: Shana Brey, Andrew Henke, Brandon Kuhn, Zachery Roberts, Tanner Schultz; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Aaron Bravick, Craig Spencer; EMT Paramedic: Emily Orth, Ashlyn Wagner; Farm Operation: Jaime Sparkes; Gerontology: Michael Kinney, Kathleen Turner; Health Informatics and Information Management: Michael Spaulding; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Michael Anderson, Taylor Vavrina; Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology: Graceon Hahn, Michael Keen, Jeffery Reber; IT Network Specialist: Derek Edwards, Shaun Munnik, Sergio Ochoa, Tyler Zurkowski; IT Software Developer: Jordan Ashenberg, Jonathan Dunn, Steven Eberhardt, Ryan Jardine, Melissa Stenze; Machine Tool Technician: Ty Bernarde, Nathan Goodwin, Carrie Parks, Scott Windsor; Marketing: Darlene Dhein, Tara Nash, Taylor Pemble, Jessica Trzebiatowski; Medical Assistant: Autumn Bendickson, Sarajean Brown, Nicole Chapley, April Hansen, Sara Kempen, Dana Sayles; Nursing: Sierra Applebee, Dorris Craycraft, Amanda Drollinger, Angela Gzibovskis, Lisa Keller, Nicole Marginean, Bor Thao, Alyssa Windsor; Office Support Specialist: Megan Grossklaus, Sanjai Sydney, Jamie Wirtz; Paramedic Technician: Benjamin Bailey, Cassie Freehill, Vicki Haasl; Phlebotomy Technician: Bobbi Becker, Lisa Glinski, Fua Khang, Linda King, Rebecca Vause; Practical Nursing: Erica Carpenter; Renewable Energy Specialist: Gregory Gennaro, Scott Gordon; Respiratory Therapist: Tricia Newman; Solar Electric Technician: Reid Britton; Supervisory Management: Renee Fischer; Surgical Technologist: Rebecca Baldauf, Andrew Foley; Urban Forestry Technician: Tyler Jones; Welding: Jacob Erwin, Steven Heineck, Chris Manteufel, Nichole Woiak.
About Mid-State Technical College (MSTC)
MSTC, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers a variety of associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates, with campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, and a learning center in Adams. The college serves a resident population of approximately 165,000 in the MSTC District comprising all or portions of Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Portage, Waushara, and Wood counties. More than 9 in 10 MSTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the school’s website at mstc.edu.