Mid-State to celebrate Adams Campus expansion
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College will celebrate the transition of its Adams County Center to a full campus, during an Oct. 1 ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. followed by an open house until 6 p.m. at 401 N. Main Street in Adams.
The official campus designation means more Mid-State opportunities for those living in the surrounding community. In addition to increased “dual credit” opportunities for high school students, the nursing assistant program is now offered at the location. The campus recently received a major facelift, including new furniture throughout, paint, ceilings, and carpet and state-of-the-art classroom technology, as well as a new health lab.
“More changes are coming, including additional degree programs planned for fall 2020,” said Campus Dean Laurie Inda, who was named to the role in July 2019 after first becoming manager of the location. Inda was instrumental in preparing the site for its transition to a full campus, including overseeing the expansion of hours and services and additional staff in 2018.
Inda serves on the boards for the Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Adams-Friendship Educational Foundation, and the Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics Foundation. Her background in student services at Mid-State, combined with certifications as a career coach and life coach, make her the right person to lead and grow the new campus, according to Deb Stencil, vice president of academics.
Previous to her roles in Adams, Inda served as a new student specialist and web master.
“Laurie has already used her knowledge and experience to help prospective students navigate academic programs, admissions, financial aid, student life, graduate employment opportunities and more, and her activities in the Adams community make her ideally situated to build relationships and determine the programming and services needed at our Adams Campus,” Stencil said.
For more information, visit mstc.edu/events.