This year we welcome new staff members to Pike-Lincoln Tech Center (PLTC). We are pleased to add such experienced staff members to instruct and serve our students.
Lori Collins joins the faculty at Pike-Lincoln Tech to teach Administrative Business Technology. She brings with her over 13 years of varied office work experience, ranging from an administrative office assistant to that of office manager. Lori earned an Associate’s degree in Business Management and recently a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education. She was a K-12 substitute teacher for five years and has volunteered for the GED program both in Troy. In 2002, Lori attended an evening class at PLTC to earn a certificate in Microsoft Excel.
Wes Greiner has extensive automotive experience from technician to owner / operator of various chain and independent service centers since 1970. In Spring 2010, Wes became the Auto Services instructor at Pike-Lincoln. He is extremely proud of having earned ASE Certification as a Master Auto Technician. In addition, Wes is ASE Parts Specialist Certified. Prior to joining Pike-Lincoln Tech Center’s staff, he served on the PLTC Automotive Services advisory committee for several years.
Andy Jolly is the new Academics Skills instructor at Pike-Lincoln. He graduated from Clopton High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. Andy then began his career in the farm machinery sales industry. After nearly a decade he left in search of a more rewarding career. He began substitute teaching in 2007 and enjoyed it so much he began working toward teacher certification. Andy taught in Silex and Louisiana before joining the PLTC staff. Andy firmly believes you learn something every day and the field of education allows him to both learn and teach.
Debbie Madigan assumes the role of Health Sciences Clinical Supervisor at PLTC. She grew up in Lincoln County and attended Silex schools. Before joining the Pike-Lincoln Tech Center staff, she attended PLTC as a student in the Practical Nursing and IV Therapy classes. Debbie has extensive training in clinical nursing supervision and work experience in hospitals as well as clinical supervisor in a variety of long-term care facilities.
Tonya Trost is joining the PLTC staff as a Practical Nursing instructor. She has been an RN for 21 years with experiences in emergency and medical surgical nursing. Her education has taken her from bedside nursing to management within these years with a recent desire to combine her management skills with clinical aspects as an advanced practice nurse and educator. Tonya obtained her AND and BSN degrees from Hannibal-LaGrange College in 1989 and 1997, respectively, and her MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2007. In 2009 she returned to school to obtain advanced practice nursing certification through MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing. In addition to her teaching role at PLTC, Tonya is currently a staff RN at the Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.