When you give to Lakeland College through #GivingTuesday, your generosity pays off in real and tangible ways. Each donation is highly student-centric, and helps fund everything from need- and merit-based scholarships to technology upgrades all over our campus.
Simply put, at Lakeland, our students come first. Students like Carlos Rodriguez, a Chicago native and business management major who qualified for an annual scholarship that made it feasible for him to attend college.
"There are a lot of kids with potential who, unfortunately, live in bad neighborhoods," says Carlos. "They deserve a chance. You just have to find them."
Yes, donations fund scholarships that go directly to students. But your donation has indirect benefits as well by helping fund student service trips such as Habitat for Humanity, career and personal counseling services for students, 24-hour on-campus security, the on-campus "Safe Ride" program and a fitness center that's open to students and the public 10 hours a day.
Have you heard about our exciting 3D printer in our computer science lab? Or the 3D scanner we just purchased to go along with it? Our computer science students have "printed" everything from a historical building replica to a plastic, functional part for a musical instrument.
Speaking of musical instruments, we’re regularly updating ours for the passionate music students to hone their craft with. And our theater program provides quality entertainment for local audiences with two major productions each year.
Our aviation program, the only one offered at a four-year college or university in Wisconsin, puts students in control of modern airplanes under the guidance of highly trained instructors.
Your contribution certainly isn't limited to the traditional, on-campus students. Donations benefit the evening, weekend and online students as well. Our exciting new BlendEd platform offers busy adult students more flexibility than ever before. If they can't make it to class for any reasons, they can interact with the professor and students via live streaming video.
Our mission at Lakeland College is centered on one theme: Taking care of our students. With your help, we can continue to educate them, serve them, nurture them and prepare them for the rest of their lives.