New faces and spaces at WITC-New Richmond
(9/1/11): A lot of new comes to
WITC-New Richmond this fall as the campus welcomes new faces in response to
growth and attrition.
The campus also welcomes a new
program and ďnewĒ space, with the addition of the
Human Services Associate
two-year degree, and the collegeís expansion into space at the cityís former
middle school, now called New Richmond Community Commons.
In alphabetical order, meet WITC-New
Richmond new staff and faculty:
Dan Arneson, staff, media
technician. As the latest addition to the campus Learning Resource Center,
Arneson is a graduate of UW-Whitewater with a bachelorís degree in Digital
Multimedia Arts. He has experience in technical support, graphic
troubleshooting, live sound mixing, light and video setup, and is proficient
with Adobe CS3 and 4 in Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Photoshop, Sound
Booth and Illustrator. Arneson lives in Ellsworth.
Renť Bylander, instructor, Web
Analyst/Programmer program. New to the WITC faculty, Bylander has a
bachelorís degree in Computer Systems from UW-River Falls, and is finishing her
masterís degree as an online student with Western Governors University. She
comes to the college from American Government Services and BioDiagnostics, Inc.
She and her family live in River Falls.
Rose Cibulka, instructor,
Industrial Automation, Controls, and Networking program. Bringing her
bachelorís degree in Electrical Engineering from UW-Platteville and a Wisconsin
Professional Engineerís license to WITC, Cibulka worked at Viking Engineering
and Development, Inc., and was a software specialist for Factory Systems
Engineering, Inc. both in Minnesota. She is from Hudson.
Carla Cornwall, instructor,
Basic Education. Already familiar with WITC as a part-time instructor since
2008, Cornwall joins WITC in a full-time capacity this fall. She has a
bachelorís degree in Education from UW-River Falls and a masterís degree from
UW-Stout. She is also certified in the STAR reading program. Cornwall is an
Stephanie Douglas, staff,
counselor. Douglas holds a bachelorís degree in Agricultural
Journalism/Education from UW-Whitewater, and comes to WITC by way of Mohave
Community College in Kingman, Ariz., where she was a counselor. She was also a
counselor at Blackhawk Technical College and a crisis intervention worker in
Janesville, Wis. Douglas currently resides in New Richmond.
Joel Gibson, instructor, Human
Services Associate degree. Heading up WITCís newest degree program, Gibson
has a bachelorís degree in Sociology from St. Cloud State University (Minn.) and
a masterís degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. He is a
licensed clinical social worker and joins WITC from the St. Croix County
Department of Health and Human Services. He has experience as a Therapeutic
Support Worker in St. Paul, Minn., a Case Management Specialist in Milwaukee,
and worked with youth in San Diego, Calif. Gibson and his family live in
Janel Krolikowski, instructor,
Medical Assistant program. Returning to one of her alma maters, Krolikowski
is a WITC-New Richmond graduate who has been teaching part-time at WITC-Rice
Lake. She is pursuing her bachelorís degree at UW-Stout, is a member of WITCís
Medical Assistant program advisory board, and worked as a certified medical
assistant at Marshfield Clinic in Rice Lake. She holds certification with the
American Association of Medical Assistants. Currently, Krolikowski commutes from
instructor, Associate Degree-Nursing program. Martinson joins WITC with a
bachelorís degree in Chemistry from UW-Parkside, a bachelorís degree in Nursing
from UW-Milwaukee, and is working on her masterís degree in Nursing online with
Western Governors University. Her recent work experience was at High Pointe
Surgery Center, Lake Elmo, Minn., as a registered nurse. Her background includes
RN positions at the River Falls hospital, Hudsonís hospital, and Kenoshaís
hospital and medical clinic. Sheís certified in ACLS, BLS and PALS. Martinson is
a Hudson resident.
Lisa Shields, instructor,
Associate Degree-Nursing program. Shields holds a bachelorís degree in
Nursing from the University of Minnesota, and a masterís degree in Nursing as a
Nurse Practitioner from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul. She is currently
completing her doctorate of Nursing Practice at St. Catherineís, and is
certified as a nurse nutritional consultant. Shields comes to WITC from Matrix
Medical Network, where she worked with communities and skilled nursing
facilities. She also worked with Community Health Partnership of WI. She lives
Cayla Wencl, staff, student
activities advisor. Wencl joins WITC with a bachelorís degree in
Professional & Organizational Communication, a bachelorís degree in Marketing
Communication, both from UW-River Falls, and a masterís degree in Education,
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from UW-La Crosse.
Previously, Wencl worked at Western Technical College in La Crosse as a campus
activities and student government advisor. Wencl now calls New Richmond home.
Sara Yaron, staff, college
health nurse. WITCís new on-staff registered nurse, Yaron, has a bachelorís
degree in Nursing from UW-Eau Claire, and is completing her doctorate in Nursing
Practice with the University of Minnesota. She holds dual-state licensure in
both Wisconsin and Minnesota, is certified as a public health nurse, a nursing
assistant and holds FEMA certifications. Most recently, Yaronís RN experience
was at St. Claireís Hospital in Weston, Wis. She lives in New Richmond.
Those who retired or decided to
pursue other interests include Bonnie Howe (nursing instructor), Jean
Roedl (nursing instructor), Mark Kearns (basic education instructor),
Diane Whipple (college health nurse), Steve Hintz (industrial
automation instructor), Andy Bangsberg (information technology/Web
instructor), Lynette Oakley (medical assistant instructor), Edna
Grotjahn Early (student activities advisor), Dennis Early (general
education instructor), Al Filipa (general education instructor),
Connie Fisk (GED instructor), and Jean Baker (GED instructor).