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a great example of dual credit in a high demand career path

UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands with Computer Science Pathway for Students Across the Region BY SUE BODILLY · DECEMBER 7, 2021 Program addresses the computer science workforce shortage in Northeast Wisconsin Green Bay, Wis.—The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is expanding through a new collaboration between UW-Green Bay and the Computer Science Talent Ecosystem Youth (CSTEY). The Rising Phoenix Computer Science Pathway program is modeled after the inaugural Rising Phoenix cohort with the Manitowoc Public School District that launched […]

Fantastic USDA Grant Award to the College of the Menominee Nation recognizes their Sustainable Agriculture Programing Capacity and Success

October 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Michaela Welch, [email protected], 715-799-6226, ext. 3153 College of Menominee Nation Awarded Funding for Sustainable Use of Safe Hemp Ingredient Project KESHENA, WI- The College of Menominee Nation (CMN), a 1994 Tribal Land Grant College, is excited to announce it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Agriculture and Food Research (AFRI) Sustainable Agriculture Systems (SAS) grant. This project is in collaboration with other Land Grant Institutions-including Central State University (1890 Land-Grant), Kentucky State […]

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 […]

Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance from the perspectives of the current Chair, a Charter member and a New member.

This article from Insight Magazine the 7 member organization of public higher education institutions in Northeast WI.  Among the Alliances formed for Healthcare, Manufacturing and Digital Technologies, NEWERA was an early collaborator (roughly 2000), finding common purpose and peer to peer solutions and best practices to advance the smooth transfer of students across colleges and universities, an avenue for shared resources and a collective voice advocating for higher education and community engagement throughout Northeast Wisconsin.  Collectively, NEWERA member institutions […]

Great article in Insight Magazine on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, told from the perspective of Chancellor Mike Alexander

Chancellor Mike Alexander outlines a clear vision for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in this article  UWGB continues to orient its programing and services to the community of Northeast WI., citing innovation and resourcefulness in meeting community challenges of Covid 19, and adding new degree tracks and continuing education that meets a changing world economy.  This is a very good peak under the hood of the University’s contemporary menu of capacities and forward strategies told from the perspectives […]

Prof. Patricia Terry receives inaugural Wisconsin Public Service Professorship in Engineering.

BY SUE BODILLY · AUGUST 25, 2021 College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean John Katers presented Professor and Chair of the Richard School of Engineering, Patricia Terry, with the first Wisconsin Public Service Professorship in Engineering at 2021 Fall Convocation, August 25, 2021. In his introduction, Dean Katers said Prof. Terry’s “breadth, depth, and ongoing record of achievement is remarkable, in particular her leadership in the development of the Resch School of Engineering. Patricia has worked tirelessly to advance engineering programs […]

Nice insight on workforce development accentuated by the Pandemic

Our job-training system is stuck in the 1960s. American workers deserve better Workers who lost jobs amid the pandemic see the tides of economic change quite clearly. Will we be able to deliver better vessels to ride out the waves? By Rachel LipsonUpdated August 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m. 5 JULIO CORTEZ/AP/FILE Patience. Urgency. How to balance the two is perhaps one of the biggest challenges as we climb out of an economic shock spawned by a pandemic. Job losses in a […]
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