2009 Academic Support
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A senior media specialist for the University, working in the Office of Telecommunications/Engineering and Media Services, Mike Schmitt is praised by colleagues for the way his technical and audio-visual expertise contributes to teaching and student learning. As a behind-the-scenes guy, his work often goes unnoticed and that is his preference. Major events go on without a hitch because of his diligence and determination to get the job done right. “He works both hard and smart, and he’s never afraid of a challenge,” say his peers.
Schmitt has worked on high-profile video productions and is a leader in the “Stars of the Future” program, teaching minority pre-college students the techniques and concepts of video production. A DVD created last year became a promotional piece for the Wisconsin Covenant.