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From Student to Teacher, Blackhawk Instructor Dedicated to Student Success

From Student to Teacher, Blackhawk Instructor Dedicated to Student Success

October 11, 2019

Automotive Technician Program Instructor Sheldon Newkirk knows firsthand what it is like to be a Blackhawk Technical College student. He came through the college’s Automotive Program as a non-traditional student. “My goal is to give students that same wonderful environment that I experienced,” said Newkirk. Before starting the Blackhawk program, Newkirk gained hands-on experience in the Army as well as in the drag racing circuit in South Carolina.

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Age doesn't matter

February 12, 2018

By all appearances, Amy Mossman was living a very satisfying life. She liked her steady, full-time job as a medical receptionist. Her two children were successful – a daughter at UW-Milwaukee, a son in high school. She held a BA degree in Art from UW-Oshkosh, an educational journey that included studies at UW-Madison. Yet something in Amy Mossman’s life was missing.

Rockford's top chef

February 12, 2018

Paul Sletten was a teenager when he discovered what he wanted to do for the rest of his life – cook. Yet, even with his goal clear in his mind, he faced the obstacle of finding his way to obtain it. The solution? Find someone whose love for cooking matched his. Then find somewhere that would encourage his culinary curiosity. Then run with it.

PTA students earn 100% pass rate

February 12, 2018

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Blackhawk Technical College got a welcome shot in the arm recently when it learned that all of the students who took the July requisite national licensure examination exam passed on their first attempt. One student from the class will be taking the exam in October and should she pass, it would mark the third consecutive year that 100% of the class passed the exam on the first try. 

Pride leads to BA in Criminal Justice

February 12, 2018

Mary Jackson can look back to her days on the line at the General Motors plant in Janesville and remember how she was making $28 an hour. Now, she can look to that $15 an hour relief position she holds as a Youth Specialist at the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center.

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