To succeed in tomorrow’s economy, one trend is very clear – knowledge is power. Post-secondary education will be critical in manufacturing, business, teaching, health care, and human services leadership. Preparing for the future means investing in two-year and four-year college education programs.
At UW-Fond du Lac, we are expanding our access mission through several programs. Our new high school concurrent enrollment program allows students to complete college classes at their high school. They earn UW-Fond du Lac credits that are guaranteed to transfer, get a head start on their college education and save substantially on tuition costs. We are also expanding our bachelor’s degree completion programs where students can complete selected bachelor’s degrees without leaving Fond du Lac.
The accomplishments of our alumni are truly astonishing to me, and we are pleased to share some of their stories in the pages that follow.
The father of one of our graduates recently called to let me know how pleased the family had been with the quality of the educational experiences here at UW-Fond du Lac. His son applied to college as an undecided major, was concerned about the cost of a college education, and was apprehensive about enrolling in a large university. He enrolled at UW-Fond du Lac, took advantage of our small classes and student-centered atmosphere, and was able to choose a major that met his career goals. All of his credits transferred to another university. Living at home, he worked at a part-time job and graduated with his associate’s degree debt free.
This is just one of many stories we hear about how UW-Fond du Lac changed someone’s life. They are stories that motivate us to continue our emphasis on providing a world-class University of Wisconsin education with the lowest tuition in the UW System. Our goal is to graduate effective citizens and community leaders.
As we look forward to the future, we remain committed to our mission: student-centered education and UW quality inspired by creativity.
We join with the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation in thanking you for your financial support for scholarships and general campus needs. Your contributions make an extraordinary difference in the lives of our students and campus community.
Campus Dean and CEO