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Trotter presses for positive work environment

Trotter presses for positive work environment

by Summer Sullivan, Times Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase

Manager of Printing Services Gerald Trotter describes himself as a “person who rarely says no and is always willing to find solutions.” “He does not have to stand over anyone to be their boss. He trusts his employee’s professional opinions and ideas, and you can come to him with anything,” s...

Students get ‘LinkedIn’ to job-finding tool

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Graduation day is coming! Whether it is in the coming weeks or the next few years, graduation is the end of one journey and the beginning of the next – your career search. While most students use the tried-and-true tools like the local newspaper and online job sites, many do not know about the pow...

Fair offers students volunteer opportunities

by Mitchell Nigbur, Times Photographer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Photo by Mitchell Nigbur On March 21, MATC’s downtown Milwaukee campus hosted a community service fair to help inform students about possible volunteer opportunities to strengthen and improve the community. Some of the organizations in attendance included United Way, Milwaukee Academy of Science, Happy ...

New Veterans Resource Center opens

by Patrick Johnson, Times Photo Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Photo by Patrick Johnson Photo by Patrick Johnson Retired United States Army Brigadier General Robert Cocroft spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Veterans Resource Center located at the downtown Milwaukee campus on March 14. He expressed how this was an important venture on the behalf of...

Challenge grant of $3 million sets record as largest ever

Challenge grant of $3 million sets record as largest ever

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase, Top Stories

Al Hurvis, a highly successful automotive executive with Heiser Ford in Milwaukee, was known among his professional peers as “the professor” and cared deeply about education, according to his son Tom Hurvis. It was in his father’s honor that he co-founded the Al Hurvis/Automobile Dealers Assoc...

Attention students: Do you feel you’re near the finish line?

Attention students: Do you feel you’re near the finish line?

by Caravaughn Frizzell, Times Opinion Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

You’ve worked long and hard over these past semesters, steadily inching closer to that coveted degree, and you are finally approaching the end of the line. Are you thinking of graduating? The better question – can you graduate? According to the Graduation Guidelines found at the college’s websit...

Past woes blossom into future growth

Past woes blossom into future growth

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
February 28, 2017
Filed under Features, In the Community, showcase

Walter Lanier, director of the Multicultural Student Services department at MATC, recalled when he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1985, “I floundered a lot, I was underachieving and had no vision for my future.” It got to the point that Lanier had to leave the s...

Former Times photographer lands dream job

Former Times photographer lands dream job

February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Final Focus, showcase

“I recognized his passion and tenacity pretty quickly, he was always the first one to class and the last one to leave,” says John Glembin, photography instructor at MATC, in regards to former student Jarob Ortiz. Ortiz has been getting a lot of press lately because of the position he landed with...

Public Safety – Behind the badge

Public Safety – Behind the badge

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase

A lot of students aren’t aware of all the services offered by MATC’s Public Safety department.  “They just look at the uniform and think of them as a security measure, but they’re really so much more than that,” says Director of Student Life Archie Graham.  Ruth Umphrey, who is enrolled i...

Celebrating those who served

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News

On Nov. 10 MATC held its annual Veterans Day celebration hosted by the Military Education Support Office (MESO) and the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) at all four respective campuses.  At the downtown campus students, faculty and veterans all gathered in the sixth floor cafeteria to listen to gues...

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News

School can be a tricky time for some. Many people spend their semesters hanging onto their grades by a thread while other push through as much as they can leading to a fair amount of mid semester exhaustion. However, sometimes the most difficult part of school is finding out what direction to take with...

Avoiding social embarrassment by following the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette

Avoiding social embarrassment by following the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Features

Dining etiquette seems like it would be common sense. Don’t speak when your mouth is full. Don’t burp at the table. Cover your mouth when you cough. Although the don’ts are a great way to avoid social embarrassment, sometimes people need a reminder in manners. According to Patricia Napier-Fitzpatri...

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