Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
57%
are first generation college students
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 471

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Michael H

Earning my Associates Degree from UW-Marathon County was an integral part of my educational and career path. I learned the true basics of building and cultivating business and personal connections. The time I invested there paid off in many ways.


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Molly C

I returned to college as an adult. UW-Rock County was a terrific environment that encouraged me to push on after my associates. I was a McNair Scholar and completed the wiscamp fellowship at Whitewater where I completed my Bachelors of Science in Biology.


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Taylor E

I was able to complete my dietetic internship through UW-Extension and it gave me the most amazing opportunity to learn about the impact that UW-Extension makes in a community.


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Barb R

I was the first in my family (I'm #9 of 10 kids) to attend college, and had no one to guide me through the process. Many of my friends enrolled at four-year campuses or technical programs, but I had NO idea what I wanted to study. UW-Marshfield/Wood County was the perfect fit for me.


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Gil N

I am the first person in my family to go to college and the first to graduate high school. I chose to go to UW-Barron County to get my generals done and then go to UW-Eau Claire or LaCrosse to continue getting my pre-physical/occupational therapy degree.


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Michael Z

I was fortunate to attend UW-Milwaukee and study Geology; I achieved a BS in Professional Geology in 1983, unfortunately I could not afford to complete a MS Degree. I was hired as a professional Hydrogeologist by the Wis. Dept.


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Gail E

I am currently the President of the UW-Fox Valley Foundation and I am honored to work with a talented team of board members, staff, faculty and students.


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Debi T

Got my Associates degree in 1980, and had so much fun while a student. Was able to get involved in student government, music, journalism, community organizations and still hold down a part-time job.


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Beth M

UW-Marshfield/Wood County made me who I am today. During high school, I didn't apply myself and didn't know where or what I wanted to do with my life. UW-Marshfield/Wood County provided me with individualized, high quality education I needed.


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