Lakeland provides landing place for Holy Family College students
We were saddened to learn that Holy Family College in Manitowoc is closing at the end of August.
Last week, Lakeland and Holy Family signed an articulation agreement that will include a teach out agreement that would cover students who were entering their final year at Holy Family and a transfer agreement for other Holy Family students. Holy Family students will pay the same or less to attend Lakeland University.
Holy Family (formerly Silver Lake College) has always been a strong proponent of experiential learning, and their work college model ties closely to Lakeland’s Cooperative Education program. A number of Lakeland faculty and coaches have reached out to their peers at HFC to check in and see how they are doing and lend support.
Lakeland President David Black offered the following thoughts in reflecting on this week’s news: “Lakeland and Holy Family have been close friends for many years. We are heartbroken for them. Over the years, no private college in the state of Wisconsin has had better ideas than Holy Family. The people who have taught there and led the college are held in highest esteem by peer institutions.
“We are determined to help in every possible way, including ensuring a path for Holy Family students to complete their degrees on time and on the budget that they and their families have set for themselves. We will communicate with their students about how Lakeland and our programs and services can help them complete their degree path.
“Also, although we too are affected by the COVID-19 crisis in terms of finances and employment, Lakeland will interview a Holy Family employee for any vacancies we have going into the fall.”
From taking classes full time at our main campus to our flexible online program, Lakeland University provides a variety of ways for students to earn a degree.
We have dozens of innovative academic programs that prepare our graduates to achieve their career goals.
For more information, please visit Lakeland.edu/holyfamilycollege