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College of the Menominee Nation and a legacy of sustainability and resiliance

KESHENA, Wis.—Jasmine Neosh had arrived at an inflection point. In the fall of 2016, the Menominee tribal member was waiting tables and tending bar at an upscale Chicago eatery as the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline grew into a full-blown crisis in the northern Plains. For months, she had watched as friends and relatives went to North Dakota to join the protests, enduring tear gas, rubber bullets, attacks by guard dogs, and blasts by water cannons in freezing temperatures. […]

More learning, More Earning, particularly in STEM fields

DataPoints: More education, more earnings, but…. iStock BY MATTHEW DEMBICKI OCTOBER 13, 2021    PRINT In general, the higher the degree earned, the higher the earnings. For example, an associate degree increases lifetime earnings over a high school diploma by 25%, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Two-year degree holders earn a median of $2 million during their lifetimes, averaging $50,000 annually. However, factors such as field of study and occupation play a role in earnings. […]

WiSys names UW-Green Bay’s Susan Gallagher-Lepak ‘Innovation Champion’

By Alicia Artus  |  Success Stories, News, Press Releases  |  UW-Green Bay GREEN BAY—Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak’s work expanding opportunities for students and facilitating innovation in the UW-Green Bay community make her a 2021 WiSys Innovation Champion. The WiSys award recognizes UW System leaders, faculty, staff, students or community partners who have played an integral role in building a culture of innovation at a UW System regional institution. ADVOCATE FOR STUDENT INNOVATION Even before becoming the Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, Gallagher-Lepak found […]

Chancellor Alexander’s Installation commentary is an invitation to change in higher education

Chancellor Michael Alexander’s Installation message: Northeast Wisconsin Needs a Healthy Educational Ecosystem to Thrive and Rise BY SUE BODILLY · SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Chancellor Michael Alexander, Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson point to region’s changing needs, opportunities that higher education must meet Green Bay, Wis.—Leaders from Wisconsin’s education, business, non-profit and government communities, including Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson, gathered today for the formal investiture of Michael Alexander as the seventh chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The event, filled with academic tradition […]
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