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Dr. Wegenke received an honorary doctorate at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)’s winter commencement. The following are excerpts from his remarks.

WAICU Students' Day 2015 a success

Thursday, March 26 was WAICU Students’ Day in the Capitol. As in past years, the students turned in an absolutely stellar performance. They took time off from work and from class to speak up for educational opportunity in the form of Wisconsin Grants. They were eloquent, informed, and civil—making all of us proud.

Mount Mary launches innovative Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Mount Mary University is an established leader in the education of occupational therapists, with more than 2,000 graduates of its B.S. and M.S. programs over the past 73 years. The university has responded to growing demands for specialization in the field with a new post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program for practicing occupational therapists who hold a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

A head start for young students in Carroll University's PASOS program

Beginning in the spring of 2015, Carroll University opened its doors to tomorrow’s college students with PASOS, or Preparing and Advancing Students for Opportunities in Science. Ten eighth-grade students from Bruce Guadalupe Community School (BGCS), a grade K-8 charter school in Milwaukee, will receive a head start towards pursuing a career in nursing, physical therapy, or the physician assistant field.

Downtown Fond du Lac building to serve as Marian's School of Nursing and Health Professions

For more than 100 years, Marian University has been dedicated to the education of quality nurses who focus on compassionate patient care, while embracing the growing specialization and corresponding technological changes of today’s healthcare field. With the recent purchase and renovation of a downtown Fond du Lac building, Marian is poised to meet the growing demand for nursing education in a state-of-the-art facility.

Viterbo University marks 125th anniversary with a year of special events

Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1890, Viterbo University is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with special events that commemorate the past and focus on its mission of service and leadership. 

Campus improvements bring new life to Alverno College

This academic year, Alverno began its biggest campus improvement project in school history. The $30 million dollar renovation has already led to the completion of several major phases, and the new amenities have created considerable excitement and renewed energy on campus.

Renovation offers a welcoming space at Silver Lake College

Silver Lake College has long been known for offering a warm welcome to anyone who walks through its doors. That warmth is even more in evidence thanks to a recently completed major renovation made possible by a gift of $300,000 from Mike and Mimi Ariens of Brillion.

Ripon's Department of Communication recognized as best in the U.S.

The Ripon College Department of Communication received the prestigious 2014 Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award from the National Communication Association in November.

Scott Flanagan installed as seventh president of Edgewood College

When President Emeritus Dr. Dan Carey passed the Presidential Medallion, Dr. Scott Flanagan officially became the seventh president of Edgewood College at the Inauguration Ceremony held Friday, October 24, 2014.

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