“Operation Graduation” aims to help students to finish degrees
The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan invites former students to return to college and restart their journey to an associate degree and, ultimately, a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving their community.
Project “Operation Graduation” is the universities’ initiative to reach out to stopped-out students and inform them of the many new degree programs and education delivery methods available to place-bound students. UW-Sheboygan has sent invitations to over 400 former students who have earned credits towards their Associate’s Degree General Education requirements but have not completed their college degrees. The UW-S adult student advising team has successfully readmitted former students to the university on a path to achieving their individual degree goals.
There are many good reasons to complete a college degree. Earning a degree signals to employers that you have advanced skills in communication, critical thinking and group dynamics -- the same skills employers struggle most to fill in today’s workplace. Census bureau projections confirm that individuals with higher educational attainment levels earn more – significantly more. It can bring better working conditions, shorter unemployment periods, increased marketability, and more career advancement opportunities.
“UW-Sheboygan has a team that will help you get started by developing a plan to assist you in completing your degree. UW-Sheboygan has many solutions for you and welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to create a manageable plan. We understand that returning to school is a significant commitment for students who have stopped” said Patti Leick, Adult Student Initiative Recruiter at UW-Sheboygan. “Innovative programs and delivery methods allow adult learners to achieve educational and career goals while fulfilling family, work, and other responsibilities.”
Nearly 40% of UW-Sheboygan’s total enrollment is made up of returning adult students (age 22 or older). The university recognizes that the needs of these returning students differ significantly from those of the student direct from high school and makes every effort to meet those needs. With UW-Sheboygan’s small class size (average of 23 students), comfortable environment, affordable cost, approachable faculty and helpful support services, returning adult students find reaching their goals possible.
UW-Sheboygan has partnered with several four-year University of Wisconsin institutions to offer bachelor’s degrees in many disciplines, including business, education, special education, engineering, nursing, sustainable management, human services leadership (and new programs in health wellness and health information management). All of these bachelor degree completion programs are available without commuting to the partner campus.
UW-Sheboygan is committed to helping former students and all area adult learners achieve their dream of a college degree and invite them to take the first step and contact the university to discuss the many UW degree program offerings available right in their own community. Registration is open for several summer sessions and fall semester courses.
The public is invited to attend a Campus Open House on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on the UW-Sheboygan campus, and will include an information fair, campus walking tour, and a UW-Sheboygan Showcase of campus services and classes. Meet Campus Dean Dr. Jackie Joseph-Silverstein and UW-Sheboygan students as they share exciting opportunities and personal experiences for launching your education and career at UW-Sheboygan. Stop in or stay the entire evening.
Contact UW-Sheboygan Student Affairs at 920-459-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Campus Open House or how to get going on your UW-Sheboygan education.