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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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Serving Others at the Heart of BTC Nursing Student

January 17, 2019

“The pain of being a student is temporary,” says Blackhawk Technical College nursing student Teresa Share. Teresa is in her first year of the nursing program at Blackhawk Tech. While she fully admits that being a student is hard, she admits, “If you put the work into it, it is not that hard.” Teresa makes college sound so simple – just do the work.

Student Carries On Family Tradition at BTC

January 2, 2019
“I got my love for farming from my mom,” said Colleen Toberman a second-year Agribusiness student at Blackhawk Technical College Monroe Campus. The Toberman family has been farming in Rock County for nearly 100 years. She is excited to finish her education and carry on the family tradition.

Mercyhealth Donates $100K to Blackhawk Technical College Nursing Program

December 19, 2018
Today, Mercyhealth announced a milestone donation to Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) nursing program in Rock County. At a press conference of nearly 50 guests, Javon R. Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth, presented a check for $100,000 to BTC’s Nancy B. Parkers Nursing Scholars Program. In recognition of the donation, BTC has renamed a simulation lab in its Health Sciences Wing in honor of Mercyhealth.
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