Every day for the last two years, a Madison man has shown that through hard work anything is possible. “I know it sounds silly to you or crazy to you and you may not understand it,” 67-year-old Charles Satterfield said. “But, yeah, having a high school diploma and degree, ‘Charles G. Satterfield.’ Wow.” Satterfield received a GED diploma on Thursday at Madison College. The next morning, he went back to the school to work. He has been a custodian there for the last several years.
Since August, through Madison College lectures, labs, clinicals, and real-life calls, Tasha Kirch and nine other classmates have been pursuing their dream of becoming paramedics through the Madison College Paramedic Academy. In Tasha’s case, it was a dream to serve inspired by a nightmare in her neighborhood when Tasha was just 9. A girl her age and four other children died in a fire across the street from Tasha’s apartment. She said, “I lived at Somerset Circle in 1990 when that big fire happened. I think that’s kind of what got me going on this path "
Give it the ol’ college try. That’s what Madison Area Technical College is telling prospective students through a new program allowing them to sample a week of classes for free at the beginning of a school term.