• Mid-State commencement celebrates spring semester graduation

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    May 20, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College celebrated the achievements of its newest graduates on Sunday, May 19, in a combined commencement ceremony for all four Mid-State campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. Over 2 ,000 attendees witnessed 248 graduates receiving their associate degree and technical diplomas during the event held at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The ceremony was also livestreamed on the College’s YouTube channel.


    In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, Mid-State featured personal stories of graduates in its Graduate Spotlights series at mstc.edu/gradspotlight. Photos from commencement can be found on the College’s Facebook account, @MidStateTech.


    Following is a list of Mid-State’s spring 2019 graduates sorted by graduate candidate city and academic program. Cities are in Wisconsin unless otherwise indicated.


    Adams – Administrative Professional: Diana Pittsley; Criminal Justice-Studies: Bradley Ehleiter; Health & Wellness Promotion: Christina Mullens; Medical Assistant: Stacy Taylor


    Albuquerque, N.M. – Business Management: Heather Koch; Entrepreneurship: Heather Koch; Human Resources Assistant: Heather Koch; Project Management: Heather Koch


    Almond – Medical Coder: Aubrey Korslin; Nursing: Audra Anderson; Paramedic Technician: Deidre Gumney


    Amherst – Business Management: Gabrielle Heiman and Gryffyn Mather; Central Service Technician: Ellen Werther; Marketing: Kimberly Meyer; Medical Assistant: Mckenna Nelson; Phlebotomy Technician: Hannah Marzahl


    Amherst Junction – Industrial Mechanical Technician: Nicholas Lea; Paramedic Technician: Breanna Yenter


    Arkdale – Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Anthony Cwikla; Medical Coder: Brianna Moore; Phlebotomy Technician: Robyn Sciaccotta


    Arpin – Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Thomas Hasenohrl; Nursing: Sara Curtin and Jennifer Oestreich; Respiratory Therapist: Suzanne Follen


    Athens – Health Informatics & Information Management: Dawn Russell


    Auburndale – Accounting: Brandon Roberson; Business Management: Brandon Roberson; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (SS): Matthew Leick; Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology: Aaron Willfahrt


    Babcock – Industrial Mechanical Technician: Darin Dessart


    Bancroft – Automotive Technician: Dominic Ramirez; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy: Jacob S. Mocadlo; Early Childhood Education: Cathlynn Pliska


    Baraboo – Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Zachariah Glover


    Colby – Medical Assistant: Ashley Gebelein


    Coloma – Medical Assistant; Jenna Burrows; Welding: Isaac Rau


    Custer – Accounting: Cassandra Fletcher; Administrative Professional: Phyllis Brandenburg; Automotive Technician: Michael Rozumialski; Business Management: Alyssa Boyer; Cosmetology: Kayla Lindner; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Mark Gagas; Early Childhood Education: Johanna Kluck


    Edgar – Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Mitchell Myszka


    Friendship – Medical Assistant: Cassi Williams


    Grand Marsh – Medical Assistant: Christina Bennett


    Granton – Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Michael Vine


    Greenwood – Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Hunter North; Medical Coder: Janice Ladd; Nursing: Angela Eckes


    Hancock – Corrections & Community Advocacy: Melissa Shultz; Welding: Owen Meddaugh


    Hewitt – Medical Assistant: Anna Schade


    Iola – Phlebotomy Technician: Katherine Guilliams


    Ironwood – Nursing: Kaitlyn Carli


    Junction City – Administrative Professional: Courtney Nerren; Business Management: Mikale Dedman; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Mary Saunders; Fire Protection Technician: Rachel Zorn; Machine Tool Technician: Baylor Braatz


    Kalamazoo, Mich. – Nursing: Neil Hendershot


    Loyal – Accounting: Carrie Lamarr; Farm Operation: Morgan Lindner


    Luxemburg – Welding: Dylan Mcguire



    Marathon – Respiratory Therapist: Kelsey Lang


    Marshfield – Accounting: Kevin Bragg and Isaac Keating; Administrative Professional: April Peckham; Business Management: Jessica Heisler and Natasha Kurz; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Jordan Jaeckels; Cosmetology: Megyn Strangfeld; Criminal Justice-Studies: Trevor Rybicki; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Jordan Altmann-Drinka and Eric Peterson; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant: Jacob Schneider; Emergency Services Management: Keith Melvin; Entrepreneurship: Natasha Kurz; Human Resources Assistant: Natasha Kurz and Bradley Lucksted; Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology: Ryan Carolfi; IT Computer Support Specialist: Karin Harris; Machine Tool Technician: Austin Steines; Digital Marketing Promotions: Elizabeth Klement; Medical Assistant: Emilee Denman, Brittney Kempf and Jodi Meyer; Nursing: Tara Brock and Alyssa Spencer; Paramedic Technician: Travis Patton; Project Management: Natasha Kurz; Respiratory Therapist: Kendra Bellendorf, Tiffany Snook and Sarah Tiffany; Surgical Technologist: Kayla Ladwig; Welding: Casey Jero


    Medford – Nursing: Maria Neubauer


    Menomonee Falls – Health Information Management: Angela Montenero


    Milladore – Business Management: Kacie Brandl; Central Service Technician: Kaitlyn Yahnke; Criminal Justice-Studies: Elizabeth Grosskreutz; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Coy Krings and Brandon Yahnke; Surgical Technologist: Kailey Altmann and Brynya Joosten


    Mosinee – Accounting: Denise Kroeplin and Kyle Lewis; Cosmetology: Harlie Machak; Respiratory Therapist: Tara Radtke; Surgical Technologist: Samantha Pitt


    Muskego – Business Management: Andrew Purpero


    Neillsville – Surgical Technologist: Kala Ystad; Farm Operation: Julia Heiman


    Nekoosa – Administrative Professional: Holly Stoflet; Agribusiness and Science Technology: Kendra Ellious; Business Management: Stephanie Henckel; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Jacob Lang; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Aleyka Pascual; Criminal Justice-Studies: Chad Spanske; Industrial Automation & Control Engineering Technology: David Darr and Tucker Keenan; IT Computer Support Specialist: Ryan Ulbrich; IT Software Developer: Asher Smith and Breanna Yusten; Machine Tool Technician: David Naud; Office Support Specialist: Holly Stoflet; Paramedic Technician: Kendra Marcouex and Joshua Schoechert; Respiratory Therapist: Bailey Bredl; Welding: Evan Broder and Daniel Spaulding


    Nelsonville – HVAC Technical Diploma: Joseph Diver


    Neshkoro – Renewable Energy Technician: Noah Wandersee


    Oxford – Business Management: Tori Babcock; Criminal Justice-Studies: Quade Jones; Nursing: Rosalina Aguilera


    Pittsville – Central Service Technician: Mckayla Behselich; Human Resources Assistant: Bridget Pember; Nursing: Brittany Schwanebeck


    Plainfield – Business Management: Ashley Jaramillo; Early Childhood Education: Sarah Blum; Entrepreneurship: Ashley Jaramillo; Human Resources Assistant: Ashley Jaramillo; Medical Coder: Susan Uribe; Project Management: Ashley Jaramillo


    Plover – Administrative Professional: PaYeng Baldemor; Automotive Technician: Yia Pao Moua; Business Management: Robert Exner, Cynthia LaChapelle, Jason Moss, Stanley Olszewski and Theresa Rathmann; Cosmetology: Megan Schultz; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Jennifer Denman, Courtney Devine, Karrianne Gumney and Cory Lepak; Criminal Justice-Studies: Samantha Jerzak, Katlyn Karpinski and Jacob Metz; Early Childhood Education: Meridith Sikorski and Kathryn Spoerl; EMT-Paramedic: Trent Aldrich and Tim Cisewski; Entrepreneurship: Morgan King; Fire Protection Technician: Alyssa Mlodik; Human Resources Assistant: Jason Moss; Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology: Benjamin Fait; IT Network Specialist: Thomas Amann, Roxana Schnitzler and Steven Xiong; IT Software Developer: Christine Sommers; Machine Tool Technician: Tony Soderquist; Marketing: Robert Exner and Jessye Ilagan; Medical Assistant: Renee Perzinski; Medical Coder: Jessica Spiegel; Nursing: Beatrice Kotei-Abrokwah and Shelby Ligman; Phlebotomy Technician: Danielle Liebe; Project Management: Amy Cummings, Cynthia LaChapelle and Jason Moss; Surgical Technologist: Cassandra Perez; Welding: Chase Anderson and Preston Sundlie


    Port Edwards – Business Management: Elizabeth Stormoen; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Benjamin Diekfuss; Human Resources Assistant: Mary Doty; Medical Office Specialist: Rachel Lamb


    Prescott – EMT-Paramedic: Frank Rohl


    Rosholt – Agribusiness and Science Technology: Brooke Wiza; Early Childhood Education: Coryn Simonis; EMT-Paramedic: Joey Gemza; Marketing: Baylie Disher: Paramedic Technician: Jacob Aumann; Respiratory Therapist: Jocelyn Holder; Urban Forestry Technician: Westly Simonis; Welding: Christopher Nelson


    Rothschild – HVAC Technical Diploma: Pragneshkumar Patel


    Royalton – Early Childhood Education: Tanya Polansky


    Rudolph – Administrative Professional: Taylor Wiernik; Criminal Justice-Studies: Nicholas Brockman; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Jacob Van Natta; Health & Wellness Promotion: Rebecca Szymanski; Health Informatics & Information Management: Rachel Calmes; HVAC Technical Diploma: Logan Arnold; IT Network Specialist: Jake Joosten; IT Software Developer: Nicholas Flaig; Respiratory Therapist: Alexis Fuller; Welding: Jared Johnson


    Scandinavia – Automotive Technician: Levi Kubisiak


    Schofield – Nursing: Herty Sarbah


    Sparta – Business Management: Joy Snake; Entrepreneurship: Joy Snake; Human Resources Assistant: Joy Snake; Supervisory Management: Joy Snake


    Spencer – Central Service Technician: Sabrina Vircks; Medical Assistant: Julia Berres; Paramedic Technician: Christopher Larsen; Welding: Benjamin Radzinski


    Stevens Point – Accounting: Jeffrey Stoltz; Automotive Technician: Cameron Akers and Kou Yang; Business Management: Jeffrey Campbell, Alston Francis, Vikram Gill, Lindsey Jurgella, Sarah King, Matthew Martin, Corey Pickett, Erin Rajski, Nathaniel Ruiz, Leopoldo Soria, Haley Strickland, Bobbie Williams, James Wojtalewicz and Tammy Wojtalewicz; Central Service Technician: Kathleen Boggs and Abigail Erickson; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: James Conrady; Construction Trades: Chase Miller; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Sherri Garsomke and Mena Lee; Criminal Justice-Studies: Jason Smith; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Benjamin Bucknell; Early Childhood Education: Stephanie Landis and Katelynn Polum; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Joshua Morton; EMT-Paramedic: Kyle Lawton; Human Resources Assistant: Emma Olson; IT Network Specialist: Chris Cuomo, Matthew Daniek, Curtis Freudigmann, Alan Leonhardt and Michael Thao; IT Software Developer: Bryce Menadue and Aaron Weber; Machine Tool Technician: Houa Yang; Marketing: Mikayla Schultz and Tyler Wright; Medical Assistant: Amanda Byrum and Ashley Tufte; Nursing: Denise Heimstead, Jennifer Quisler, Matthew Schaefer and Kelsi Stuettgen; Office Support Specialist: Bailee Sterling; Paramedic Technician: Desirae Glodowski; Renewable Energy Technician: Kenneth Schuelke; Respiratory Therapist: Kimberly Friday, Timothy Keller and Adam Witt; Surgical Technologist: Chelsea Inderdahl; Urban Forestry Technician: Brandon Miller


    Stratford – Central Service Technician: Chelsa Veers; Nursing: Heidi Rodriquez; Surgical Technologist: Zoey Fleischman


    Unity – Nursing: Melissa High


    Vesper – Business Management: Amanda Garcia; Nursing: Kendra Peterson


    Wausau – Business Management: Alicia Piesik; Cosmetology: Savannah Cumber; Health & Wellness Promotion: Hayden Jaborek; Marketing: Lisa Buelow; Nursing: Linda Ratsaphonh; Respiratory Therapist: Matthew Lange; Surgical Technologist: Jordyn Kralcik; Urban Forestry Technician: Brandon Wirth


    West Bend – Nursing: Molly Logan


    Westfield – Nursing: Treazure Kotlowski


    Wild Rose – Administrative Professional – Erin Kirwan; Office Support Specialist: Erin Kirwan; Welding: James Williams


    Wisconsin Rapids – Accounting: Jordyn Ashbeck, Joshua Beyer, Stephanie Lecy, Bradley Olsen and Colton Rehberg; Administrative Professional: Jennifer Holden, Christina Kurasz, Stephanie Ponter and Lisa Schwechel; Automotive Technician: Christopher Keith, Vern Kleinhenz and Jared McGregor; Business Management: Kaylie Bailey, Douglas Drexler, Sara Hanneman, Elaine Rouse and Chelsea Tauchek; Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician: Nathan Henke; Construction Trades: Kohlen Morgan, Daniel Salewski, Quinn Speich and Elliot Wardour; Cosmetology: Heidi Cummings, Christy Hoffman, Shianna Kester, Kindle McLaughlin, Gifty Shultz and Abigail Shaw; Corrections & Community Advocacy: Madison Ladwig and Stacy Schmidt; Criminal Justice-Studies: Alexis Allworden and Jordan Herman; Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician: Jeremy Redmond and Precious Stashek; Digital Marketing Promotions: Sara Lippold; Early Childhood Education: Brandi Redbird; Electrical Power Engineering Technician: Brady Weidman; Entrepreneurship: Douglas Drexler; Fire Protection Technician: Connor Pelot; Human Resources Assistant: Douglas Drexler, Callie Kulinski, Shawn Rehberg and Stephanie Riedel; HVAC Technical Diploma: Corey Sklarz and Adam Vincent; Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology: Logan Steinhilber; Industrial Mechanical Technician: Andrea Eberhardy; IT Network Specialist: Noah Brown and Troy Delzer; IT Software Developer: Chang Hwm Khang, Megan Melville and Matthew Skifton; Machine Tool Technician: Madelyn Matthews; Marketing: Tasha Pate; Medical Assistant: Tara Cook, Katie Faude, Jaclynn Grimm, Lacey Peck, Tammy Sosin, Yingpao Thao and Cynthia Wilkinson; Medical Coder: Cassandra Burdick; Nursing: Alexis Albrecht, Haley Baker, Lindsay Gurzynski, Tamara Jensen, Brittany Korslin, Jennifer Kowalski, Gina Martinovich, Hannah Pagels, Ashley Paulin, Larissa Rucinski, Wendy Staven, Pa Nyia Thao and Soua Xiong; Office Support Specialist: Jennifer Holden; Paramedic Technician: Marissa Johnson, Jacob Kenowski, Angela Lafler and Jake Timm; Project Management: Robert Allen; Renewable Energy Technician: Kody Pagel and Quinn Speich; Respiratory Therapist: Katrina Nuber and Nicole Schunke; Supervisory Management: Lee Graf; Urban Forestry Technician: Cierra Botcher, Tristan Iverson and Michael Morrison; Welding: Ryan Hamm, Chase Jansa, Elwood Jarvis, Xeng Khang, Devon Melton, Dawson Simon and Quinn Speich


    Mid-State Technical College’s spring 2019 graduates mingle with family, friends and Mid-State faculty and staff after receiving their diplomas in the College’s May 19 commencement ceremony at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, which drew over 2,000 attendees.





    About Mid-State Technical College

    Mid-State, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields. With campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, the College district serves a resident population of approximately 171,370. Mid-State’s supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and faculty with professional experience in the fields they teach provide Mid-State graduates with real-world skills, knowledge, experience and confidence they need for an in-demand career. More than 9 in 10 Mid-State graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the College’s website at mstc.edu.


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