Lakeland College Blog - Lakeland College - Lakeland College http://lakeland.edu Mon, 04 May 2015 03:43:54 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-us Lakeland College celebrates 3rd Sheboygan County Scholar http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-celebrates-3rd-sheboygan-county-scholar http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-celebrates-3rd-sheboygan-county-scholar Lakeland College celebrates 3rd Sheboygan County Scholar

Sheboygan Falls senior Emma Schad, one of three inaugural Lakeland College Sheboygan County Scholars, signed a ceremonial scholarship agreement in front of proud family, friends, classmates and administrators on Friday morning at her high school.

Fellow incoming Lakeland College Sheboygan County Scholars Matthew Seider of Sheboygan County Christian High School and Zachery Mock of Howards Grove High School previously enjoyed similar signing ceremonies.

Lakeland’s Sheboygan County Scholars program awards up to four full-tuition scholarships a year to high school graduates from the county who carry a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or score at least a 27 on the ACT. Applicants must submit an essay and do an in-person interview with the scholarship committee. For more information, visit Lakeland.edu/leadershipor contact Lakeland K-12 School Relations Manager Jason Duff at 920-565-1021 ext. 2118 or duffjl [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu.

While at Lakeland, Sheboygan County Scholars will participate in an exclusive leadership development program that includes one-on-one meetings with area CEOs and other executives.

Schad’s signing ceremony included brief presentations by Lakeland College President Dan Eck and Senior Director of Student Success and Engagement Eric Blacknall. Schad thanked Lakeland College, her family and her Sheboygan Falls support system.

After she signed the ceremonial scholarship letter, Schad posed for photos with her friends, family members and the Lakeland mascot, Musko. She then joined her supporters for cake and punch.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 15:52:53 -0500
Theatre lovers celebrate great year http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/theatre-lovers-celebrate-great-year http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/theatre-lovers-celebrate-great-year Theatre lovers celebrate great year

Continuing what has become a much-anticipated annual tradition, Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech Charlie Krebs recently hosted his popular end-of-year “Loading Dock Party.”

The event, which featured burgers, brats and plenty of laughter and camaraderie, took place on the Bradley Building loading dock. It concluded with Krebs’ presentation of his theatre program awards, affectionately dubbed “The Chuckies.”

Winning the MVP of the program was Tia Pribbernow, a talented actress and singer who has been heavily involved in both theatre and music productions.

Other awards are as follows:

Best Actor – Zach Petrowsky, a sophomore from Belgium, Wis.

Best Actress – Katherine Zielsdorf, a junior from Kenosha, Wis.

Rookie-of-the-Year – Meribeth Mazzi, a senior originally from Peru now from Milwaukee

Outside-the-Comfort-Zone – Heather Ross, a junior from Plymouth, Wis.

Most Improved – Brandon Farmer, a sophomore from Chicago

Opy Award (for best encourager) – Costume Designer Della Jahnke

Best Role Model – Faculty member Anthony Liguori

Excelsior Award – Brittany Beckmann, a senior from Kiel, Wis.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 14:31:09 -0500
Lakeland, Howards Grove High celebrate Sheboygan County Scholar http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-howards-grove-high-school-celebrate-2nd-of-3-sheboygan-county-scholars http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-howards-grove-high-school-celebrate-2nd-of-3-sheboygan-county-scholars Lakeland, Howards Grove High celebrate Sheboygan County Scholar

Zachery Mock, a senior at Howards Grove High School and one of three inaugural Lakeland College Sheboygan County Scholars, celebrated with family, friends and administrators during a ceremonial scholarship signing event at his school on Wednesday morning.

Fellow incoming Lakeland College Sheboygan County Scholar Matthew Seider of Sheboygan County Christian High School enjoyed his signing ceremony two weeks ago, and Emma Schad from Sheboygan Falls will celebrate her signing on Friday.

Lakeland’s Sheboygan County Scholars program awards up to four full-tuition scholarships each year to high school graduates from the county who carry a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or score at least a 27 on the ACT. Applicants must submit an essay and do an in-person interview with the scholarship committee. For more information, visit http://Lakeland.edu/leadershipor contact Lakeland K-12 School Relations Manager Jason Duff at 920-565-1021 ext. 2118 or duffjl [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu.

While at Lakeland, Sheboygan County Scholars will participate in an exclusive leadership development program that includes one-on-one meetings with area CEOs and other successful professionals.

Mock’s signing ceremony included brief presentations by Lakeland College President Dan Eck and Senior Director of Student Success and Engagement Eric Blacknall. Mock spoke as well, thanking Lakeland for the opportunity and the personal attention he has received from the college so far. Mock also praised the culture and family atmosphere at Howards Grove.

After the ceremonial signing of a scholarship letter, Mock joined his supporters for cake and punch.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:01:06 -0500
Lakeland College Student Government Association representatives sworn in http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-college-student-government-association-representatives-sworn-in http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-college-student-government-association-representatives-sworn-in Lakeland College Student Government Association representatives sworn in

Fourteen newly elected Lakeland College student government representatives were sworn into office during a formal ceremony last week.

The first-ever Student Government Association Inauguration Luncheon and Ceremony included a stirring rendition of the national anthem by Lakeland student Serina Jones, sworn oaths of commitment by the new student officers, ceremonial medallions being placed over the officers’ necks by Lakeland staff leaders and the singing of the school alma mater.

More than 200 Lakeland College students voted for the 2015-16 Student Government Association executive board and senate. According to Eric Blacknall, Lakeland’s senior director of student success and engagement, that’s the largest student voter turnout in more than two decades.

“This special program was designed to demonstrate to our Student Government Association leaders how serious and special an honor it is to represent the voices of their peers,” Blacknall said. “These newly elected student leaders are expected to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and achievement.”

Following are the SGA officers for the 2015-16 academic year:

Executive board:

President – Nathan Miller, sophomore, psychology, Marinette, Wis.

Executive vice president – Joseph Legate, sophomore, accounting, West Bend, Wis.

Vice president, academic affairs – Christian Gillaspie, sophomore, business administration, Boscobel, Wis.

Vice president, budget and finance – Shannon Reagan, junior, accounting and business administration, Menasha, Wis.

Vice president, public relations – Vincent Stepney-Willis, junior, nonprofit business management, Madison, Wis.

Vice president, student affairs – Nathaniel Cooper, sophomore, computer science and international business, Liberia

Vice president, student services – Le’Shay Jones, junior, criminal justice, Pontiac, Mich.

Senators:

Business – Rachel Mututi (freshman, business management, Madison, Wis.), Jocelyn Yeager (sophomore, accounting, Brookfield, Wis.)

Creative arts – Hussein Gabdille (freshman, art, St. Paul, Minn.), Scott Hayes (sophomore, accounting, Sheboygan, Wis.)

Humanities – Connor Armstrong (freshman, religion, Delevan, Wis.)

Social Science – Alister Kohls (junior, sociology, Sheboygan, Wis.), Darrin Pribbernow (sophomore, criminal justice, New Holstein, Wis.)

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:32:29 -0500
Lakeland athletes honored http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-athletes-honored http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-athletes-honored Lakeland athletes honored

Four Lakeland College senior student-athletes received major awards at the athletic department’s annual all-sport spring party:

Alec Redlich (Sr., Wauwatosa, Wis.) was named the Lakeland Athletics Man of the Year. Redlich will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He capped his senior season by being named first-team All-Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League. Redlich completed his career at Lakeland with 1,568 kills, 644 digs and 148 aces. Redlich also won the Ellen J. Kregel Award, presented annually to the Lakeland senior athlete who best combines athletic and academic performance. The award was established in 1970 by Marinus J. Kregel, a longtime Lakeland athletic director and coach, in memory of his wife, Ellen.

Caleigh Galvan (Jr., New Lenox, Ill.) was named Woman of the Year after she earned Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference honors. Galvan, a libero, was the conference’s leader in digs. This past fall, Galvan re-set the school record for digs in a season that she established last season, finishing with 706 to break her mark of 599.

Trevor Tanck (Sr., Baileys Harbor, Wis.) won the Pat Curran Award, which is presented to the senior football player who best combines football and academic excellence. Tanck, a two-time first-team All-Northern Athletics Conference honoree, will graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in communication. Tanck was a force on the defensive line, finishing second in the conference with 15.5 tackles for loss and fourth in sacks (six). The award is named for Curran, who played 10 years in the NFL as a tight end.

Kurt Jansen (Sr., Wrightstown, Wis.) won the T.W. Hoernemann Basketball Award, given to the senior player who best exhibits strength, courage, perseverance leadership and spirit. Jansen played in 97 career games, starting 26. He was a valuable reserve and team leader throughout his career, scoring 543 points, grabbing 219 rebounds and knocking down 43 three-pointers. He will graduate May 3 with a bachelor’s in exercise science and sport studies.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:46:09 -0500
More than 1,000 high school, middle school musicians display talent http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/more-than-1-000-high-school-middle-school-musicians-display-talent-at-lakeland http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/more-than-1-000-high-school-middle-school-musicians-display-talent-at-lakeland More than 1,000 high school, middle school musicians display talent

More than 1,000 musically inclined high school and middle school students performed at Lakeland College over three days this week as part of the Wisconsin School Music Association Large Group Choral Festival.

“Kudos to the bands, choirs, directors and everyone who supported these great students while they were here,” said Chris Werner, Lakeland College assistant professor of instrumental music and director of bands.

“There was certainly some great artistry on display. Great times, great music!”

The WSMA performances were judged, and after each performance, one of the three judges shared advice with each group and each school was graded.

The week kicked off on Monday, when 13 choirs shared their talent at Lakeland. Schools represented were: Brown Deer High School, Brown Deer Middle School, Cedar Grove High School, Cedar Grove Middle School, two from Kiel High School, Kiel Middle School, two from Riverview Middle School, two from Sheboygan North, Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School and West Bend High School.

On Wednesday, it was the bands’ turn to play beautiful music, as the following schools played before the judges: Fond du Lac, Kewaskum, Mequon-Thiensville, two from Plymouth Middle School, two from Sheboygan North High School and Waukesha Catholic-Memorial.

On Thursday, high school bands representing Fond du Lac, Kiel, Plymouth, Random Lake, Sheboygan Falls and Sheboygan Lutheran wrapped up the event.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:07:17 -0500
Lakeland VITA program benefits Sheboygan-area citizens again http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-vita-program-benefits-sheboygan-area-citizens-again http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-vita-program-benefits-sheboygan-area-citizens-again Lakeland VITA program benefits Sheboygan-area citizens again

Twice a week for more than three months, up to 30 Lakeland College accounting students made a big difference in the Sheboygan community by preparing free income tax returns for lower income citizens.

For the 11th consecutive year, Lakeland participated in the Voluntary Income Tax Assistant program. This tax season, Lakeland Assistant Professor of Accounting Brett Killion estimates, the college’s students helped clients receive about $640,000. Since Lakeland began participating, the college has returned more than $10 million to the area’s lower income residents.

“A lot of our students mention that they enjoy preparing a tax return for someone, especially when the refund is bigger than what the taxpayer expected,” said Killion. “There is deep gratitude toward our students for helping out, especially when someone might be living paycheck to paycheck.”

The Lakeland VITA program, sponsored by Guaranty Bank and Schenck SC, took place at The Salvation Army on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings from Jan. 31 through April 11.

Lakeland’s accounting majors who had taken Federal Income Tax I were required to complete 50 hours of VITA work including at least 40 on-site at the Salvation Army. About two dozen of the regular Lakeland participants are in the Federal Income Tax 2 class this semester.

Killion said Lakeland’s VITA contingent prepared 1040s, itemized deduction returns (Schedule A’s) and simple Schedule C’s, plus many Wisconsin state returns. He estimates his students prepared close to 500 returns.

“This is a huge resume builder for our students,” Killion said. “Most colleges have a VITA program, but Lakeland is one of few that requires its students to participate. There is no substitute for having that real-world experience. We can do lots of work in the classroom and learn from a textbook, but when you are working with real dollars and real people, that’s when it hits home.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:24:01 -0500
Inaugural SOAR: Professional Women of Lakeland College event a huge hit http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/inaugural-soar-professional-women-of-lakeland-college-event-a-huge-hit http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/inaugural-soar-professional-women-of-lakeland-college-event-a-huge-hit Inaugural SOAR: Professional Women of Lakeland College event a huge hit

More than 50 women participated in an energized day of professional development and networking during the inaugural event for SOAR: The Professional Women of Lakeland College.

“Overwhelmingly, everyone who attended said they cannot wait until the next event,” said Beth Borgen, Lakeland’s associate vice president for advancement. “A big component of SOAR is Lakeland women helping each other, becoming strong resources for each other. I was amazed at the energy and enthusiasm throughout the day.”

In addition to those who attended the day-long SOAR event, there are more than 180 members of Lakeland’s SOAR LinkedIn group. Visit the link below and click the yellow “join” icon.

https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=8240997

Borgen said the mission of SOAR is to inform, connect and empower Lakeland women by providing opportunities to network, obtain valuable skills and promote the broader movement for social and professional equality.

Some of the highlights of the Inaugural SOAR event included:

  • An alumni panel, members of which discussed how they paved their path in a non-traditional field
  • Tips for negotiating salary
  • A breakout session about the power of networking
  • Advice from two entrepreneurs on how to start a business

The keynote speaker was Kathie Powers ’76, CFO at INNOVIM LLC Holdings. Her presentation was titled, “Where do I want to go; how do I get there?”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:32:37 -0500
Lakeland honors scholarship recipient http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-honors-scholarship-recipient http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-honors-scholarship-recipient Lakeland honors scholarship recipient

Sheboygan County Christian senior Matthew Seider, one of three members of Lakeland College’s inaugural class of Sheboygan County Scholars, was all smiles as he celebrated with family, friends and administrators from both schools during a ceremonial scholarship signing event at Christian High School.

Similar signing ceremonies for fellow incoming Lakeland College Sheboygan County Scholars Zachery Mock of Howards Grove and Emma Schad from Sheboygan Falls are scheduled over the next couple of weeks.

Lakeland’s Sheboygan County Scholars program awards up to four full-tuition scholarships each year to deserving high school graduates from the county who carry a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or score at least a 27 on the ACT. Applicants must submit an essay and do an in-person interview with the scholarship committee. For more information, visit http://lakeland.edu/Future-Students/sheboygan-county-scholars-program or contact Lakeland K-12 School Relations Manager Jason Duff at 920-565-1021 ext. 2118 or duffjl [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu.

While at Lakeland, Sheboygan County Scholars will participate in an exclusive leadership development program that includes one-on-one meetings with area CEOs and other successful professionals.

Seider’s signing ceremony included brief presentations by Duff, Lakeland College President Dan Eck and Senior Director of Student Success and Engagement Eric Blacknall. After the ceremonial signing of a scholarship letter, Seider joined his supporters for cake and punch.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:11:17 -0500
Small Ensembles Concert entertains music lovers http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/small-ensembles-concert-entertains-music-lovers http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/small-ensembles-concert-entertains-music-lovers Small Ensembles Concert entertains music lovers

Music aficionados who gathered at Lakeland’s Bradley Theatre on Monday night were treated to a crisp, high-energy musical doubleheader.

The Small Ensembles Concert featured dynamic back-to-back performances by the Frauenchor (women’s choir) and the Jazz Ensemble.

The Frauenchor concert, conducted by Lakeland Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Daniel David Black, included three pieces and featured soprano Tia Pribbernow.

The Jazz Ensemble followed with four finger-snapping numbers and showcased Lakeland students and soloists Malcolm Blakley (alto sax), Mikayla Schnell (trumpet), Braden Riederer (tenor sax) and Connor Grundman (alto sax). Lakeland Instructor of Brass and Jazz Eric Sperry conducted.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:39:56 -0500