Meet Our Expert Instructors

Wisconsin’s technical colleges have outstanding faculty with relevant experience in their fields that makes career programs meaningful for students. They also bring a variety of life experiences and community involvement to their teaching. These stories demonstrate how our faculty members add value to the technical college experience.

Bill Rosandick, MSTC instructor
When Bill Rosandick came home after almost six years in the Philippines, he didn’t know what career direction to take. After high school he earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and spent a few years working at a...
CVTC instructor Tom Vanderloop
“Manufacturing is a good and noble profession as a career for life,” says Tom Vanderloop. “My goal is simple: Love what you do and that passion will show up every day. Most students know I love my role as a...
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When Pete Hoffman’s high school guidance counselor asked him what he was going to do after graduation, he didn’t have a clue. The guidance counselor looked at Hoffman’s aptitude test scores and told him they pointed to agricultural mechanics. So...
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Mike Melaney values volunteering. He spends his off work hours leading groups of high school and college-aged youths on service trips to various locations throughout the United States. Some of the church-sponsored trips involve construction, other times participants serve people...
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When it comes to IBM midrange computer systems Jim Buck wrote the book—actually three books. Buck has 30 years experience writing computer programs. He’s a member of the IBM Champions for Power System Club and president of the Wisconsin Midrange...
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For 14 years Ocie Kilgus, Nicolet College Spanish and English instructor, has had the privilege of taking students to Latin America and seeing their lives changed. The experience has changed her life too. "This experience changes the way [the students]...
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Mary Vogl-Rauscher is a woman of boundless energy. She’s also a risk taker who enjoys bringing people together to accomplish goals. "If I see something that should be done, I say 'we can make this happen!'" she states. "I’m not...
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When Matt Green left his corporate job as a programmer analyst to become a Computer Information Systems instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, he wasn’t sure what to expect. "I was asked how I felt about the fact that I...
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When Jim Nowak was a student at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) he played on the basketball team. All players were required to spend time in the academic support center. While doing his homework at the center he took notice...
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Like most of his colleagues who teach in the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement associate degree program, Rick Cole has worked as a police officer. What makes him distinct is that he also holds a law degree and has served as an...

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