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Welcome to the Lakeland Oral History Project, brought to you by the students and history faculty of Lakeland College.
The Lakeland Oral History Project collects oral history interviews with Lakeland College students, faculty, administrators, friends and alumni. All interviews are conducted by Lakeland College students as part of their practical experience in the historical profession.
This website serves as an online archive for the Lakeland Oral History Project. Click on a link below to read one of the interviews.
For further information about the Lakeland College Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Rick Dodgson at dodgsonr@Lakeland.edu
Abstract: This is an interview with former head coach of the Lakeland women's basketball team, April Arvan. The interview focuses on Arvan's career as a coach and her experiences dealing with Multiple Sclerosis.
Abstract: This interview considers Bill Weidner's transition to Lakeland College. He discusses changes at the school, his frustrations and successes. Personal anecdotes have also been included.
Abstract: An oral history interview with Mrs. Candus Stewart concerning her experiences as a businesswoman in the 21st century.
Abstract: Oral history interview with Lakeland College Professor David Lynch regarding his interest in Chinese language and culture, and his studies in Taiwan.
Abstract: This interview discusses Dr. Eileen Hilke's growth and development as a professor at Lakeland College. The interview covers such topics as Hilke's background in education, her hiring process at Lakeland College, the changes she has observed on the campus and within the education division, and general education topics (school choice, No Child Left Behind, school uniforms, and year-round schooling)
Abstract: Marta Loyola is a professor of Spanish at Lakeland College. The interview focuses on Marta Loyola's family's experiences in Cuba during the Castro revolution. This is a very interesting story about how she and her family had to escape Castro's Cuba.
Abstract: An oral history interview with Pamela Engbretson concerning her experiences as a professor at Lakeland College and the history of the Kellett Program.
Abstract: This initial interview was with Paul Kammann, a former employer of the author. Paul is a Lakeland College alumni, who graduated in 1967. This interview is about his experiences at Lakeland College, how his college experience has helped him through life, his work history, and how he feels about Lakeland College now.
Abstract: An oral history interview with Rollins Binzer. Topics covered include public schools in the United States, problems in the public education system, and Binzer's documentary on Providence Saint Mel and Providence Inglewood schools in Chicago.
Abstract: An oral history interview with State Representative Terry Van Akkeren. Topics covered include Wisconsin politics, Sheboygan politics.