Major Focus: In recognition of major gifts from the TGT Charity, Inc. and the New American Policy Institute, Madison College will name the Health Simulation Center at the Truax Campus in honor of Tommy G. Thompson, former Wisconsin governor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
· Mark Lausch, dean of the Madison College School of Health Education
· Nate Elias, President TGT Charity, Inc. and Director of State Government Affairs (Midwest)-Gilead Sciences
· Jack Daniels III, president of Madison College
· Tommy G. Thompson, former Wisconsin governor (1987-2001) and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001-2005)
Of note: The TGT Charity, Inc. raised funds to create the Tommy G. Thompson Endowed Healthcare Scholarship, which will provide scholarships for health care students in perpetuity. This gift commemorates the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Governor Thompson’s first term.
Photo/Video Opportunities: Students will demonstrate use of patient simulators and equipment.