Thursday – October 30, 2014

 

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MEMORABLE PEOPLE

  • Tim Decker



    TIM DECKER

    Before he began his MATC career as an instructor in the Animation department, Tim Decker worked as an animator and animation director for TV shows, Hollywood films and video games.

  • Jack Grassel



    JACK GRASSEL

    Music Occupations instructor Jack Grassel (right) is a WAMI Award-winning jazz guitarist who performs regularly in the Milwaukee area.

  • Emil Kronquist



    EMIL KRONQUIST

    Emil Kronquist (left) was a nationally acclaimed artisan in silversmithing and metalwork who taught generations of MATC students his craft. Some examples of his work are on display in the MATC Board Room.

  • Jim MacDonald



    JIM MACDONALD

    More than 36 years ago, Jim MacDonald was an MATC student learning commercial art. He later taught design, marketing and media classes at the Mequon Campus, then held the position of Associate Dean of Graphic Arts programs until he retired in 2011.

  • Arturo Martinez



    ARTURO MARTINEZ

    Dr. Arturo (Art) Martinez, associate dean, Office of Bilingual Education, makes a life-changing difference for Latino students - especially those who are learning English and aspire to enter college programs.

  • Rose Massey



    ROSE MASSEY

    Rose Massey (second from right), Social Science instructor, was a founding advisor to the Black Student Union.

  • Melinda Myers



    MELINDA MYERS

    Melinda Myers (left) taught students in MATC's Horticulture program before she became nationally known as the "Plant Doctor." She has authored over 20 books; her TV and radio shows are broadcast to 89 stations across the U.S.

  • Ernie Schnook



    ERNIE SCHNOOK

    Foundry and Liberal Arts & Sciences instructor Ernie Schnook helped to secure public support for a 1990 referendum that raised funds to build the Health Sciences building. While AFT Local 212 president from 1992-97, he worked hard to ensure MATC would remain focused on technical and industrial education.

  • George Stone



    GEORGE STONE

    Natural Sciences instructor and renewable energy expert George Stone is a driving force behind the annual Green Energy Summit.

  • Dorothy Walker



    DOROTHY WALKER

    Dorothy Walker, dean of MATC's School of Technology and Applied Sciences, learned welding at MATC in the 1970s. She later taught welding classes here and was appointed dean in 2011.