Get to Know Blackhawk’s Milton Bond, Math Instructor
November 8, 2023
Welcome to our “Get to Know Blackhawk” series, which uses a Q&A format to showcase the diverse and talented individuals within the college community.
What is your name and where did you grow up?
Milton Bond. I was born and raised in Milwaukee.
What is your role at Blackhawk Technical College?
What was your journey to this role? Where did you go to school? What did you study?
I went to the University of Minnesota for my bachelor’s degree and Harvard University for my master’s degree.
Is there something that drew you to this career?
I like helping people solve problems.
What skills do you possess that you believe will help you in this position?
I like working with computers. I also have a master’s degree in Computer Science. I enjoy problem-solving and using inductive and deductive reasoning skills to develop a growth mindset.
What is something Blackhawk offers that you feel other colleges do not?
Great locations and inspiring leadership.
What is your life like outside of work? Family? Community involvement? Adorable pets?
I like to volunteer and spend time on pet projects within the community.
Tell us something about yourself you think people would be surprised to know.
I love to cook ethnic foods.
What is your favorite quote?
“Be mindful of your choices.”
Who is your biggest influence?
If you could have dinner with anybody, alive or dead, who would you choose?
What's one song that must always be on your playlist?
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.
What is your favorite TV show?
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, which food would you pick?
If you could be a pro athlete in any sport, which sport would it be?
Football or tennis.
What/who is your favorite book or author?
If you could be any movie character, who would you choose and why?
Homer from “Lilies of the Fields” or Forrest Gump as they were both adventurous and impacted people's lives.
What is your dream vacation destination?
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
Skydive or learn how to fly
Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met? Tell us the story of how you met.
Baseball great Hank Aaron, who I met through a mutual friend.
Who is your favorite Muppet?
Kermit the Frog
As your last name is Bond, which James Bond actor is your favorite?