Lakeland College Blog - Lakeland College - Lakeland College http://lakeland.edu Tue, 26 May 2015 22:58:26 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-us Guest conductor Black enjoys working with high school musicians http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/guest-conductor-black-enjoys-working-with-high-school-musicians http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/guest-conductor-black-enjoys-working-with-high-school-musicians Guest conductor Black enjoys working with high school musicians

Daniel David Black, Lakeland College assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, recently served as guest conductor for one piece at New Holstein High School’s Spring Choral Concert.

“I had a really great time,” he said. “It was a fun piece, and I just love what I do. Working with young people is so rewarding, and they sang very well. The auditorium was packed, the audience was into it and it was a very positive experience.”

The piece Black guest conducted was “Ritmo,” an upbeat Spanish number by contemporary composer Dan Davison. April Thuecks, New Holstein’s middle school and high school choral and general music teacher and a 2010 Lakeland College graduate, was one of two pianists for the number. The other was 2014 Lakeland grad and regular New Holstein High School accompanist Thomas Pibal, giving the performance a distinct Lakeland flavor.

“That Lakeland connection made it especially rewarding,” Black said. “It’s great to see former Lakeland students use their degrees, share their skills and give back to our communities.”

Black, who’s finishing up his first year at Lakeland, enjoys reaching out to local and regional high schools and “offering up my services,” strengthening bridges between those schools and Lakeland.

When Thuecks asked Black if he’d be interested in guest conducting “Ritmo,” he jumped at the chance. He spent about 10 hours studying the piece, practicing the conducting and infusing his interpretation into it. He then enjoyed two 50-minute rehearsals with the New Holstein students. The hard work apparently paid off.

“I think the students really responded well to my style of rehearsing and conducting,” Black said. “By all accounts, from what I heard from the students and from April, it was a very positive experience for everyone involved.

“I really enjoy working with new groups of people and helping them make music at their highest potential. I really do have a great job.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 26 May 2015 08:29:23 -0500
Diving into the economics of sports http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/diving-deep-into-the-economics-of-sports http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/diving-deep-into-the-economics-of-sports Diving into the economics of sports

Eastern Wisconsin is rich in highly profitable pro sports franchises and events, making this a fertile area for the interactive study of both.

Lakeland College takes advantage of its close proximity to big-time sports by offering dynamic courses such as Economics of Sports, a May Term class that dives into the all-important financial aspect of America’s pastimes.

Recently, Scott Niederjohn, Lakeland’s Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust Associate Professor of Business Administration, took his Economics of Sports class to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

After a stadium tour, the Lakeland contingent met with Mike Duckett, executive director of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District. Duckett serves as a liaison between the Brewers, Miller Park and the taxpayers from five counties who financed the new stadium through a 0.1 percent sales tax.

“We discussed how Miller Park helps the Brewers maximize revenue, how the public financing side of the stadium is structured and the financial relationship between the Brewers and the Miller Park Stadium District,” Niederjohn said.

Niederjohn’s Economics of Sports class regularly leaves campus to learn. In past years, the group traveled to Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, and met with Russ Ball, vice president of football administration/player finance.

Earlier this month, the class spent a morning visiting with Jason Mengel, championship director for the 2015 PGA Championship, at the PGA of America’s temporary headquarters at Whistling Straits Golf Course near Sheboygan. Whistling Straits is hosting the 2015 PGA Championship in August.

“One of the things that makes this such a great class is that students are interacting so regularly with experts in the sports industry,” said Niederjohn, adding that his students often speak with key decision-makers about internships.

“A class like this is much less effective if it’s all classroom theory. The beauty of May Term is that there’s one class a day, so we can leave campus and take advantage of these great opportunities in our backyard.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Thu, 21 May 2015 10:26:42 -0500
Lakeland College graduate Rosas pursues Ph.D. at Marquette http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-grad-rosas-pursues-ph-d-at-marquette http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-grad-rosas-pursues-ph-d-at-marquette Lakeland College graduate Rosas pursues Ph.D. at Marquette

Starting next fall, 2014 Lakeland College graduate Ricardo Rosas will begin pursuit of a doctoral degree in organic chemistry at Marquette University.

As is generally the case for students enrolled in science-based Ph.D. programs, tuition will be waived and Rosas will receive a stipend to defray his cost of living.

“I’m excited, and my parents are really happy,” he said during a recent visit back to campus. “They were not so keen on me becoming an MMA fighter.”

He smiled when he said that, and talking to Rosas now, it’s hard to believe his goal as a high school wrestling standout at Sheboygan South was to become a mixed martial arts star.

Rosas was drawn to Lakeland by then head wrestling coach Pete Rogers, and he enjoyed his time as a college athlete. But his transformation from a student who was undecided on his major to a Dean’s List regular and academic superstar was more impressive than what he accomplished on the mat.

“The Lakeland experience was crucial for me,” said Rosas, who graduated with a triple major (biology, chemistry and history). “That one-on-one experience with the professors, all of whom were willing and happy to work with me, meant so much.”

Though he gravitated toward the natural sciences and formed bonds with the faculty in that division, Rosas also enjoyed a close relationship with Associate Professor of Writing Nate Lowe – with whom he had a couple of classes.

“He was a real mentor to me,” Rosas recalled. “We would sit and talk, and he would ask me about my interests and really probe what I wanted to do with my life.”

Rosas admitted he once feared science classes, but after succeeding in the Life Science I course, he kept taking science classes. By the time he reached Organic Chemistry, he was hooked.

“Then, during my junior year, everything clicked; it all made sense to me,” he said. “Everything came together. That’s when I felt like I can truly leave an impact on this world.”

Lakeland Professor of Chemistry and Physics Brian Frink said Rosas has an “unparalleled work ethic coupled with curiosity,” and is so driven, “he simply won’t let anything stop him.”

“Ricardo is that student you want, someone with above-average intelligence who doesn’t think he has that, so he compensates for what he believes is a deficiency with extreme hard work and perseverance,” Frink continued. “When he finally realizes he’s an above average student, he truly begins to become something special.”

Frink said he is proud of Rosas, as he is of all Lakeland students who “blossom and do things they’ve never done before.”

Since graduating last May, Rosas had been busy working full time Monday through Friday at sāco Polymers as an associate chemist, then doing research on the weekends with Marquette Assistant Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Christopher Dockendorff. He has left sāco and will now focus on research at Marquette.

“I love it,” Rosas said. “Dr. Dockendorff and I get along really well, and it’s a lot of fun. I’ll be starting there on Monday, continuing with the research until classes begin. It will be really nice to concentrate on one job.”

Rosas, 24, enjoyed his time at sāco Polymers, but would like to do his own research down the road and prefers medicinal chemistry over polymer chemistry.

While his time at Lakeland has come to an end, the Rosas name remains a fixture in the Lucius P. Chase Center for the Natural Sciences. His younger sister, Suzette, is a current Lakeland student.

As Suzette discovers her Lakeland path, Ricardo moves on, and is excited to dive into the future. But not without looking back fondly. In a recent email to members of Lakeland’s Natural Sciences Division, he wrote: “I could never have done this without you guys, so thank you.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 19 May 2015 10:06:36 -0500
Lakeland College graduates' art work featured at Sheboygan gallery http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-graduates-art-work-featured-at-sheboygan-gallery http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-graduates-art-work-featured-at-sheboygan-gallery The work of Liz Ann Lange, left, and Sara Willadsen, right, is being featured this week at the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan.

Sara Willadsen and Liz Lange grew up about three miles apart in Sheboygan County, but never met until their love of art brought them together at Lakeland College in 2006.

Now, nearly a decade after becoming friends and five years after graduating from Lakeland with art degrees, the two are united again, thanks to their passion for art.

The works of Willadsen, a Sheboygan Falls native, and Lange, from Kohler, are on display at the Frank Juarez Gallery, 1109 N. Eighth St. in Sheboygan. Their exhibition, titled “In Tandem,” features multimedia collages by Willadsen and oil and acrylic paintings by Lange.

An artist reception for the pair will take place on Saturday (May 16) from 5-8 p.m., with an artist talk scheduled for 6 p.m.. The exhibition will run through June 13 at the gallery, which is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. There will be a more in-depth artist talk on June 13 from 3-4 p.m. Read more about the Frank Juarez Gallery at frankjuarezgallery.com.

When Willadsen and Lange met at Lakeland, they hit it off right away, realizing that they shared a love of Sheboygan-area architecture and landmarks and had similar taste in colors.

“Lakeland was a great experience,” Willadsen said. “I loved working with (associate professors of art) Bill Weidner and Denise Presnell-Weidner. Bill really pushed us to go where our interests lie artistically.”

Willadsen is wrapping up a memorable semester at Sheboygan North High School, where she has been working as the school’s Artist in Residence. The three-days-a-week position, which is funded by a grant, involves working with North’s students to incorporate art in learning.

“Any teacher at North can incorporate me into their lesson plans,” she said. “I’ve worked with history classes, English classes and many others. We’ve created posters that correspond with historical events, for example. It’s a good way for students to learn using a hands-on, creative approach.”

Willadsen, who earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois after graduating from Lakeland, said she has enjoyed her role at North.

“It has been great,” she said. “The students and teachers are very receptive and open to trying new things.”

Lange, after graduating from Lakeland, worked for nearly three years as an art preservation technician for the Kohler Foundation. Her role included helping conservators preserve art and prepare collections for charitable gifting to museums and institutions. Lange’s assigned projects reached completion, but she treasures the experience.

“It was a tremendous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said.

Lange and Willadsen are currently carving out careers as artistic entrepreneurs. To learn more about Willadsen and her work, visit her website, http://sarawilladsen.com, and the North High art department blog, https://nhsartdept.wordpress.com. To learn more about Lange, visit https://lizannlange.wordpress.com.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Fri, 15 May 2015 17:10:48 -0500
Destined to fly http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/destined-to-fly http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/destined-to-fly Lakeland College grad Chris James stands in front of one of the massive engines on the Boeing 777 he flies for American Airlines.

Lakeland College graduate Chris James may have been destined to become a pilot.

Before he was born, his dad flew Spitfires for Great Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. And when James attended Urban Junior High School in Sheboygan, Wis., his friend’s dad regularly flew a plane out of Sheboygan County Memorial Airport. James loved tagging along.

“I told my dad I was hooked, and he signed me up for flying time,” James recalls. “When I was learning to fly, my mother drove me to the airport because I didn’t have a driver’s license. The first time I soloed, I was about 15 years old and scared to death, yet excited. I aspired to one day fly a corporate jet for Kohler Co., but that’s about as high as my ambition went.”

James has since soared much higher than that – literally and figuratively. Now in his 31st year with American Airlines, he pilots a majestic Boeing 777, which carries 310 passengers, reaches speeds of more than 550 mph and can cruise as high as 43,000 feet.

“It’s a great airplane, it really is,” says James, 56, who graduated from Lakeland in 1984 with a degree in business administration. “It’s a very nice airplane to fly. But you always have to remember you’ve got 250 feet of airplane behind you. You really need to get off the runway.”

James, based in Miami, flies five times a month to exciting and exotic locales around the world, including London, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

“It’s been a great career, and I would recommend it to anyone,” he says. “I see people in the corporate world, and they’re putting in 50, 55 hours a week. I’ve never been stuck in an office with no windows. I look back on my career, and I’ve always been excited about it. I have never dreaded going to work.”

While James was growing up, Lakeland didn’t have an aviation program like it does now, so he attended flight school in Illinois. He earned his commercial, instrument, instructors and instrument instructors ratings, then taught at the school for a about year.

Wanting to add a college degree to his impressive flight credentials, he decided to get his degree from Lakeland through the Evening, Weekend and Online program. James flew for Chaplin Aviation and Simmons Airlines in Marquette, Mich., by day, then took classes at night.

“Lakeland was great about everything,” he says. “It worked out well for me.”

American Airlines hired him in 1985, and his career quickly took off.  James started as a flight engineer on a 727. After about a year, he co-piloted an MD-80 for two years, then co-piloted a DC 10 for two years. After a year as captain of an MD-80, he became captain of a 727 for seven years, then captained a 757/767 for 17 years before moving to the 777 earlier this year.

“Someday I’d like to get back to flying the smaller airplanes again the Cessnas and Pipers that I grew up on,” James says. “Who knows? Maybe I’ll even get back into flight instructing again. I enjoyed it then but was focused on climbing the ladder. I guess it may go full circle.”

As he begins to wind down his career, James, a member of the Lakeland College Aviation Advisory Board, keeps a close eye on Lakeland’s exciting aviation program. He is excited that the college has two new Cirrus SR-20 planes and its own Lakeland Aviation Center – with a full-motion simulator – at the Sheboygan County Airport.

“It has all of the components to be a leading program,” James says, adding it’s a great time to be an aviation student or young pilot. Of American’s 15,000 pilots, James says, more than 8,000 are expected to retire over the next decade.

“For a kid who says to his dad, ‘I want to fly,’ this is a great career,” he says. “It’s a good bet. Yes, you will shell out some money, but when you look at the income you’ll make over a career, it is certainly a great investment.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Thu, 14 May 2015 09:56:35 -0500
Lakeland College grad strives to make the world a better place http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-grad-strives-to-make-a-difference-in-the-world http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakeland-grad-strives-to-make-a-difference-in-the-world Jackie Hunt, middle, has received numerous awards and accolades for her work in the community.

Caring mental health professional and 2015 Lakeland College Master of Arts in Counseling graduate Jacquelyn Hunt has accomplished much already, but she can’t wait to do even more.

Earlier this year, Madison-based BRAVA Magazine featured her as one of the area’s “30 Women to Watch – Champions of Change.” And the Dane County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honored her as an “Unsung Heroine” during a ceremony in March.

“It’s very real and very humbling, and the publicity and accolades are much appreciated,” she says. “But there is so much work to be done.”

Armed with her resolve and empowered by her Lakeland degree, Hunt has launched a program called “Families Overcoming Struggles to Encourage Restoration,” or FOSTER. Her goal is to help families in crisis recover from adversity through strong professional support and mentoring.

“Somebody has to be willing to roll up their sleeves and walk alongside the people who are hurting and broken,” she says. “For those who connect with me, I am willing to go on the journey to recovery with them.”

Deborah Bilzing, director of Lakeland’s counseling program, says she can’t wait to see the positive impact Hunt has on society.

“Jackie, like all of our graduate students, is going to make the world a better a place,” Bilzing says. “Jackie’s excitement about always wanting to be in service to others is a testament to her and what this field is all about.”

About her new Lakeland degree, Hunt says: “Lakeland College has prepared me very, very well. It was a great fit for me.”

Jon Kuecken, director of Lakeland’s Madison Center, says Hunt has a special aura about her.

“You can tell she is highly motivated, not just to earn a degree, but to make our world a better place,” Kuecken says. “She’s a great example of someone who is improving the community through what she is doing professionally. Her openness and frankness are so refreshing.”

Hunt earned a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University, then went after her master’s at Lakeland’s Madison Center. It wasn’t easy. She was working 10-hour days as a licensed substance abuse counselor at Journey Mental Health Center, then returning home to whip up meals before going to night classes year-round for 2 ½ years. By this time, she had seven children – two of them adopted.

“Reflecting on scripture, a race is not given to the swift or the strong, but to those who endure to the end,” she says. “There were nights I thought I would go stark raving mad. Only by the grace and mercy of God did I make it through.

“I had a goal. I knew that to be a role model for my children, to show them that you can overcome, they needed to see me doing this. We did it together. We worked hard. I never could have done this without their support. I am thankful to have kids who believed in me.”

Hunt lauds the Lakeland College instructors for their flexibility and patience. During the first class break each night, about 6:30, she would call and check in, “to make sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to be doing.” During the second break, about 8, she’d call again to make sure everyone was resting quietly.

“My instructors knew I was checking on my babies,” she says. “I kept my phone on silent during class, but if my home number showed up, I quietly excused myself. Lakeland was so good about that.”

Hunt is proud of her children – four daughters and three sons who range in age from 13 to 35 – and her seven grandchildren.

“All of my children graduated from high school and went on to college,” she says. “Singlehandedly, I raised winners. I am so proud of them.”

And Kuecken is proud of Hunt, whose smile and energy have left a lasting impact on Lakeland’s Madison Center.

“She makes everyone who works here proud,” he says. “She inspires others, she is so genuine and energetic – someone you want to be around. You just know she’s a good person with a good heart. We consider it a privilege that she chose Lakeland College as the place to pursue her Master’s degree. She is one of those people in this world who stand out.”

Adds Bilzing: “One of the many things that make Jackie so special is that she’s always open to the perspectives of other people. She’ll tell you her story, but then she’ll want to hear your story. Her compassion for people is incredible, and will only continue to grow.

“I tell all of our students: this is a field in which you will change people’s lives in ways you cannot even imagine. And Jackie certainly will.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 11:34:56 -0500
Exercise Science and Sport Studies major becomes 2 dynamic majors http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/former-exercise-science-and-sport-studies-major-splits-becomes-two-dynamic-majors http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/former-exercise-science-and-sport-studies-major-splits-becomes-two-dynamic-majors Exercise Science and Sport Studies major becomes 2 dynamic majors

Lakeland College has split its former Exercise Science and Sport Studies major, creating two dynamic new majors that will provide students with more streamlined career options.

“We took that one major and created two stronger majors,” said April Arvan, Lakeland’s associate professor of exercise science and sport studies.

One of the two new majors has a familiar name with a slightly tweaked curriculum: Exercise Science. The other is called Sport Management and Leadership. Both will debut during the 2015-16 academic year.

“Exercise Science and Sport Studies were not completely the same thing,” said Bill Ebben, associate professor of exercise science. “There was certainly some common ground, but we were perhaps trying to be all things for all students. We were kind of a hybrid. Now, each degree will be more specialized.”

In general, the Exercise Science major is geared more heavily toward the physiology of the human body, and how it relates to rehabilitation, fitness and athletic performance. Ebben estimates about half of all Exercise Science students will gravitate toward professional school and eventual careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy and even medical school. Others with this degree may pursue numerous career options, such as strength and conditioning, corporate wellness and personal training, he added.

Meanwhile, the Sport Management and Leadership major offers the following five emphases: athletic coaching (for all levels), communication (public relations and marketing for sports teams, among other fields), hospitality management (working in the professional golf or tennis sector, for example), non-profit management (helping establish recreational programming for the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs and other non-profits) and strength and conditioning (which, as noted earlier, remains an option for Exercise Science majors as well).

One of the most noticeable tweaks in the new Sport Management and Leadership major is a slight reduction of science-heavy course requirements. For example, Anatomy and Physiology will no longer be a part of that major’s curriculum.

“Sports and exercise are multi-billion-dollar industries,” said Arvan. “With these dynamic two majors, we are helping pinpoint a variety of careers for our students.”

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Tue, 05 May 2015 09:30:06 -0500
Lakeland hosts more than 1,000 Sheboygan 8th-graders http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakelands-hosts-more-than-1-000-sheboygan-8th-graders http://lakeland.edu/lakeland-college-blog/lakelands-hosts-more-than-1-000-sheboygan-8th-graders Lakeland hosts more than 1,000 Sheboygan 8th-graders

More than 1,000 Sheboygan eighth-graders from the city’s three public middle schools recently visited Lakeland College for educational, interactive field trips.

Students from Horace Mann, Urban and Farnsworth middle schools spent 2½ fast-paced hours at Lakeland on six different occasions (each school sent two groups). After arriving at the college and eating lunch, students were divided into small groups, then led to different educational stations. After 15 minutes at one station, each group rotated to another and visited six stations in all.

“It is important that students in eighth-grade begin thinking about their options after high school,” said Jason Duff, Lakeland’s K-12 school relations manager. “For many of these students, it was their first time on a college campus. We wanted to give them a well-rounded perspective of what it’s like to be a Lakeland College Muskie.”

Depending on the day of their visit, students experienced six of the following educational stations:

Art – Bill Weidner, associate professor of art, guided the eighth-graders on a tour of the Bradley Building gallery, and showed them many diverse works of art created by Lakeland art students.

Athletics – Lakeland coaches and student-athletes gave the eighth-graders a tour of the college’s athletic facilities, and explained what it’s like to compete in sports at an NCAA Division III institution like Lakeland.

Business division – Lakeland students spoke about the many benefits of Lakeland’s business and accounting programs. They stressed the close relationships they have with professors and the hands-on learning they experience in this division.

Campus life – The Student Success and Engagement Team briefed the middle school visitors on the many extracurricular opportunities available to them at Lakeland via a localized game of Jeopardy.

Media production – Advisors and Lakeland students who work for the school publication, The Mirror, discussed the rapidly changing world of journalism and explained how the printed product is giving way to digital reporting via websites and social media.

Music – Daniel David Black, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, and Chris Werner, assistant professor of instrumental music and director of bands, explained the many options for young music lovers. Standout Lakeland College musicians and vocalists performed.

Natural sciences – Faculty and students explained various career and graduate school options inherent to the majors in this division. The eighth-graders stopped into the computer science lab, where they met Lakeland’s new programmable robots. Professors showed the visitors Lakeland’s biology and chemistry labs and explained the college’s study abroad opportunities.

Student residence – Residence hall directors and assistants explained the variety of housing options at Lakeland, from the standard freshman dorms to the pod-style setup to the on-campus apartments.

Theatre – Charlie Krebs, Lakeland’s associate professor of theatre and speech, took the middle school visitors on a tour of the Bradley Theatre – where a student-driven fall play and spring musical take place each academic year.

Writing – Nate Lowe, Lakeland associate professor of writing, brought to life works of poetry written by award-winning Lakeland College Fessler Professor of Creating Writing and Poet in Residence Karl Elder.

Representatives from area schools who would like to learn more about scheduling a trip to Lakeland can contact Duff at 920-565-1021 ext. 2118 or DuffJL [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu.

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BarthP [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Pete Barth) Lakeland College Blog Mon, 04 May 2015 12:48:12 -0500
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