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Lakeland University & Mid-State Technical College celebrate expanded Marshfield Campus partnership

Lakeland University & Mid-State Technical College celebrate expanded Marshfield Campus partnership

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Lakeland University & Mid-State Technical College celebrate expanded Marshfield Campus partnership

Lakeland University and Mid-State Technical College celebrated 31 years of continued collaboration in bringing post-secondary opportunities to central Wisconsin at a Nov. 15 event on Mid-State’s Marshfield Campus.

Lakeland University will now have a staffed space at Mid-State’s Marshfield Campus to provide outreach and advising to students interested in pursuing a bachelor's or master’s degree.

“We’ve been so fortunate to have Lakeland’s presence on our Wisconsin Rapids Campus, and we’re now equally excited to be able to have them resume their presence on our Marshfield Campus,” said Mid-State Technical College President Shelly Mondeik. “Our mission at Mid-State is to transform lives through the power of teaching and learning. I know with this partnership we are going to transform them even more.”

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership in the Marshfield region,” said Lakeland President Beth Borgen. “Today is about creating accessible and affordable pathways for education, especially aligned with the critical talent needs of this community. This new level of access benefits students and their families, local schools and communities in this region.”

Kevin Yeske, School District of Auburndale district administrator, noted that opportunities like this haven’t always existed. “Our relationship with Mid-State and our students is a perfect example of the many opportunities that exist outside of the traditional professional track that I experienced,” Yeske said.

Mathew Bartkowiak, vice president of corporate responsibility and development at Nelson-Jameson, Inc. and a former teacher for both schools, said he has seen the strengths of businesses partnering with higher education. “Collectively, we can make a significant difference for our employees and the industries we serve and in the communities we have the privilege to call home,” Bartkowiak said.

Mid-State students and central Wisconsin community members interested in furthering their education at Lakeland University can learn more by contacting Trisha Steinhorst, at steinhorstt@lakeland.edu or calling 715-422-5484.