Friday Features - Sept. 23, 2016

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Friday Features
September 23, 2016

New director of continuing education announced

Kerie Wedige of Cuba City, Wisconsin has been selected as the new director of UW-Platteville Continuing Education. Wedige has a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from UW-Lacrosse as well as a master’s degree in project management through UW-Platteville Distance Learning. Since 2003, she has worked for UW-Platteville Continuing Education as a community program manager.

Wedige and her team work to provide a variety of learning opportunities for audiences of any age and ability. These include face-to-face enrichment classes, online training sessions, infant and children’s swim lessons and senior water aerobics. For-credit programming is also available for teacher recertification and professional development, as well as online child care credential courses. The childcare courses have proven to be some of the fastest growing programs, and several credentials are now available in Spanish.

“The field of continuing education is ever-changing, so we continually work to provide relevant and timely educational opportunities,” Wedige said. “This effort requires us to cultivate the talents of staff members, develop new marketing, and focus on growing communities, jobs and people. We’ve grown as a department, and with technological advances and innovate programming, we are better able to help throughout Wisconsin and beyond pursue their personal and professional development goals.” 

College of Liberal Arts and Education recognizes scholarship recipients

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education hosted a reception in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery to honor student scholarship recipients. The College of LAE awarded 47 scholarships to 72 students.

At the reception, Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop, acting provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, welcomed everyone. Dr. Melissa Gormley, acting dean of the College of LAE, presented the general College of LAE scholarships and each department’s chair or representative presented his or her department’s scholarships. Those in the audience who had established scholarships or donated to them were also recognized.

The annual reception is an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of donors whose gifts make it possible for the college to recognize student dedication and talent. The financial assistance donors provide enables many students to pursue their studies at the university.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the university’s School of Education will host a reception in the Nohr Gallery to honor its scholarship recipients. The university’s Department of Health and Human Performance recognized its scholarship recipients last spring.


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