WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Jan. 30 -- Mid-State Technical College issued the following news:
Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) has hired six new employees: Lorrie Dankemeyer, Craig Herzberg, Russ Moore, Dawn Nigh, Brenda Swan, and David Willis.
Dankemeyer, Nekoosa, is an administrative assistant at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. She provides administrative, operational, and office support to assigned programs and staff in the Service & Health Division. Most recently, she worked with Duncan Disability Law as a social security disability specialist and administrative assistant. Prior to that, she worked with Kered Solutions as an online administrative assistant to the CEO and with Domtar as a residual reactor operator, recausting assistant, and wash press assistant/operator. She earned an associate's degree in Business Management from MSTC and also served in the United States Navy.
Herzberg, Plover, is a senior computer services technician. He is responsible for providing district-wide support to MSTC network users and computer workstations. Since 2001, he was employed with Renaissance Learning and most recently held the position of Senior Computer Technician where he was responsible for providing support on computer hardware and software to over 800 employees. Prior to that, he held the positions of computer technician, technical support representative, and customer assistance representative. Herzberg earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Moore, Plover, is a welding instructor in the Technical & Industrial Division at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. Most recently, he worked as a welding coordinator and trainer with Central Community College in Grand Island, Nebraska. In this role, he partnered with area industry to provide customized training in welding, general safety, blueprint reading, precision measurement, and forklift certification. Prior to that, he worked with Standard Iron and Wire Works as a manufacturing training coordinator and with Chief Industries as a production welder, machine operator, and quality assurance lead. Moore earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Bellevue University and associate's degrees in Business Administration and Welding Technology from Central Community College.
Nigh, Plainfield, is the administrative assistant at the Adams County Center. She serves as the first point of contact and source of general information on College services for students, employees, and the public while supporting the daily operations of the Adams County Center. Most recently, she was employed with Milk Specialties Global, Wautoma, where she was responsible for providing customer service to clients and assisting with accounts payable and receivable. Prior to that, she was an Outreach and Enrollment Representative with Care Wisconsin First, Madison. Nigh earned an associate's degree in Administrative Assistant from MSTC.
Swan, Wisconsin Rapids, is a financial assistant. In her position, she provides administrative and accounting support to the Business Services function. Most recently, she worked with WoodTrust Bank as a retirement plan services administrative coordinator and with Travel Guard as an accountant. From 2006 through 2012, she was employed with MSTC as a financial assistant and financial information assistant in the Business Services Office, where she was responsible for providing support to the function. Swan earned an associate's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Wood County and a bachelor's degree in Managerial Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Willis, Plover, is the director of facilities & procurement. He is responsible for overseeing and managing the operations and activities associated with facilities, procurement, and cafeteria services. He has over twenty-five years of experience in facilities management, maintenance, and plant engineering. Most recently, he worked with Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon as the director of facilities management & planning. Prior to that, he held maintenance manager and plant engineer positions with Deschutes Brewery, Abbott Laboratories, Hercules Aerospace, and Unisys Corporation. Willis earned a bachelor's degree in Building Construction Management and Structural Engineering from John Brown University and a master's degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
In other news.
Patty Fairchild is the director of learning innovation and information technology. Her areas of responsibility include learning technology, accreditation, curriculum, library services, media services, grants development, and student assessment. Fairchild earned a Master of Arts Degree from Clarke College with major in Education and specialization in Technology in Ed and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Luther College with major in Elementary Education and Minor in English.
Traci Graf accepted the position of testing center office assistant. She serve as the first point of contact and primary resource for general testing, accommodation testing, and GED/HSED process for students and staff. Graf earned an associate's degree in Administrative Assistant from MSTC.
Mike Grambow is the media services manager and assumes responsibility for providing primary technology support throughout the District to faculty, staff, Board of Directors, and presenters at meetings and events as well as manage Media Services. Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with majors in Speech/Radio/TV/Film and Political Science.
Andrea Johnson accepted the position of human resources assistant. In this position, she is responsible for assisting with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties as well as managing the employee certification process. Johnson began employment with the College in 2012 as a financial assistant in the Business Services Office. Prior to joining MSTC, she worked with the Stevens Point Area School District as a payroll and benefits technician. She earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Lakeland College.
Mandy Lang accepted the position of Vice President, Student Affairs. She provides leadership for the development, management, and delivery of programs and services to foster student learning and enhance student success. Areas of responsibility include student recruitment and enrollment, disability services, student life, counseling, testing, financial aid, student records, high school relations, commencement, careers services, and student employment. She joined MSTC in June 2011 as the director, enrollment management. Prior to MSTC, she was the assistant director of Student Services with the University of Wisconsin-Wood County, and also held the positions of student services coordinator with the University of Wisconsin-Wood County and MBA advisor/operations assistant with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lang earned a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College, master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Julie Saeger assumed the role of computer services technician. She provides support for desktop computer hardware, software, equipment, and the College's IP phone system. She joined MSTC in 1989 as an accounts payable assistant. In 1993, she moved to the position she most recently held as an information systems assistant. Saeger earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lakeland College and associate's degrees in Computer Information Systems and Accounting from MSTC.
Chris Slaby accepted the position of network administrator. In this position, he is responsible for ensuring server and SAN availability, LAN security, and standardization of network servers. He began his employment with MSTC in 2006 as a Computer Services Technician. Prior to joining MSTC, Slaby worked as a PC Technician with Ashley Furniture Industries, Arcadia, and as a technology assistant with Arcadia High School. He earned an associate's degree in the Network Specialist program from Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Connie Willfahrt is the vice president of academic affairs. She served in her most current role as Vice President, Student Affairs/Information Technology since 2001. She joined MSTC as an adjunct instructor in 1979. She was hired as a full-time business instructor in 1983 and promoted to campus director at Marshfield Campus in 1996. Willfahrt earned a bachelor's degree in Comprehensive Business from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master's degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
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