Following a 26-year, award-winning print journalism career, Jeremy D. Bonfiglio joined Lake Michigan College’s marketing communications team in January 2019.
As a writer, he spent 14 years covering the regional visual and performing arts scene, most recently in a decade-long stint as the Features Writer/Sight & Sound Editor at The Herald-Palladium newspaper in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Jeremy has interviewed a wide range of high-profile performers throughout his career, including notables such as Jay Leno, Rick Springfield, Ben Vereen, George Thorogood, Gordon Lightfoot, Vince Neil, Vince Gill, Jeff Daniels and many more.
He is the co-host and founder — along with operatic tenor and Lake Michigan College Theatre Director Paul Mow — of the popular entertainment podcast, “Breaking Character” recorded weekly in Benton Harbor, Mich.
He’s been a hired gun for No Depression magazine, the roots music authority, writing cover pieces on Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, The Black Lillies, Eilen Jewell and more. His work also has appeared in The Writer, Notre Dame Magazine, The Indianapolis Star and Chicago Tribune among others.
Jeremy lives in South Bend, Ind., with his wife, Karyn, their son, William, a small menagerie of animals and an ever-growing vinyl record collection.
Jessie Borgman is an adjunct instructor. She has many years of teaching experience, including both face-to-face and online. She has been with Lake Michigan College since 2008 in various roles and currently designs and teaches the online English 101 and 102 courses. She is also a graduate student at Texas Tech University.
Education: PhD in progress, Texas Tech University
M.A. Western Michigan University
B.A. Indiana University
Personal Mantra: "Writing instructors have a unique opportunity because writing-centered online courses allow instructors and students to interact beyond content delivery...to build a community through electronic means" from Scott Warnock's book Teaching Writing Online: How & Why
Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Arts, English & History
Education: Indiana University at South Bend MA English BA English, History, Minor International Studies Certificate Washington State University Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Performance
Presented "Seeming American," an essay examining the evolution of the 21st Century student through an analysis of superheroes and social networking at the Michigan College English Association Conference 2014.
Presented "Technology as Part of the Teaching Toolkit in First-Year English" at The Innovative Educators Summit 2020 at Isle of Palms, North Carolina.
Presented several webinars on using technology in the classroom in response to the Covid-19 shutdowns.
Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Arts, English
Master Arts and Sciences Counseling and Personnel
Bachelors Arts and Sciences Major Psychology
Retired from State of Michigan, Workforce Development Services
Worked as a Regional Manager most recently, and before that as an Employment Counselor
Working for the State of Michigan, I experienced first-hand, how critical it is for training to be responsive to the needs of the local community. Training must be driven by local employers and their ever changing needs and requirements. When this happens everyone in the community benefits; employers are profitable, people go to work, and the community has a healthy and robust economy that can weather the storms that come it’s way
For a community to succeed, each individual must be able to believe in themselves and have a vehicle that allows them to achieve their full potential. I see LMC as that vehicle, and feel extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve as an LMC Trustee. I look forward to making a difference in my community.
Ms. Burghdoff lives in Coloma, with her husband Larry. They have two sons, Matt and Nick, who are grown and live in Virginia and Nevada.