Editor, Daily Times:

On Friday, Jan. 19, I was privileged to attend the annual Watertown Scholarship Awards Luncheon at Windwood of Watertown. Eighteen deserving Madison College students were presented with scholarships, in programs from accounting to nursing — a total of $16,900, generously donated by local businesses, clubs and individuals.

This is the 34th year for this one-of-a-kind program in our region. In addition to the official scholarship presentations, the event provided an opportunity for students and donors to meet and share their stories. It proved to be moving, inspirational and a shining demonstration of the Watertown community’s commitment to our students and our students’ commitment to their education. It was a proud day indeed to represent Madison College in Watertown.

On behalf of the entire Madison College community, I extend a heartfelt congratulations to our student recipients, a warm thank you to the generous donors who funded the scholarships and my sincere appreciation to campus manager Dr. Glenn Mathews, administrative coordinator Julie MacIntosh and the Madison College staff who organized the event and made it possible.

The following students received scholarships: M. Melissa Medina, Ad-Tech Industries scholarship; Alexander Zuehlke, John and Catherine Clifford Memorial scholarship; Kimberly Schroeder and Breanna Zabel, Watertown Anonymous Nursing scholarship; Kacie Borchardt, Samantha Eckberg and Gabriel Paul, Kristi Marie Rhodes Haeger Memorial scholarship; Josh Gerstner and Samantha Neary, Kiwanis Club of Watertown scholarship; Dana Meixner, Madison College-Watertown Campus scholarship; Alexis Timmel, Jessica Weisensel and Paula Walters, Watertown Community Foundation scholarship; Gabrielle Redenius, Watertown Regional Medical Center scholarship; Julia Harper and Megan Himmerich, Watertown Rotary Club scholarship.

Congratulations to all.

James Falco,

associate vice president, 

regional campuses,

Madison Area

Technical College

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