Friday, August 27, 2021

Faculty Focus: Bill Bishop teaches Business at Montcalm Community College


Bill Bishop, of Sheridan, began his teaching career at Montcalm Community College as an adjunct instructor in 2004, and joined the college full-time in 2013.

Bill says he truly loves being part of this institution. He especially enjoys keeping in touch with former students, hearing about their successes, and witnessing personal growth and development in rewarding careers cultivated during their studies at MCC. His areas of instruction include accounting, taxation, business, and management.  Bill serves as the Department Chair of MCC’s Accounting, Business, and Criminal Justice Studies, and is the co-advisor of the college’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Club.

Having lived in West Michigan his entire life, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and Business Administration, from Aquinas College and Master’s in Business Administration from Ferris State University. Prior to coming full-time to the college, Bill worked for more than 25 years with a variety of companies in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio as a consultant, controller and Chief Financial Officer.

Bill and his wife have three sons, five grandsons and two granddaughters. Activities he enjoys include hunting, gardening, reading and playing bass guitar. However, those activities pale to his favorite joy of fishing, and it does not matter the location. He is equally at home on the many small local lakes, wading a trout stream, or making an off-shore run to Lake Michigan or Saginaw Bay for the best that Michigan has to offer.