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Realizing the College Dream

On Tuesday, March 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will host a free training seminar, Realizing the College Dream, sponsored by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and TRiO.

The seminar is part of the Wisconsin College and Career Network spring training series and is open to educators and service providers who are interested in helping youth become college and career ready, including all middle and high school administrators, counselors, teachers, service club agencies and pre-college professionals.

Dennis Winters, chief of the Office of Economic Advisors in the Department of Workforce Development, will give the opening address. Other trainers at the event will be:

•Steven Baumann, the Director of Learning Resources at the University of Utah School of Medicine
•Vicki Whebbe, Program Director, ECMC Foundation
•March Kessler, Executive Director, ECMC Foundation
•Adeluisa “Dely” G. Judal, President of InterActive Solutions
•Johnnie Hill-Marsh, Upward Bound director and EEO/affirmative action officer at Le Moyne College
•Jessica Genco-Grigsby, adjunct faculty at Mountain Empire Community College
• Rebecca Dukstein, member of ECMC Foundation’s training team

“We’re thrilled to have this training available at UWFox,” said Tammie DeVooght-Blaney, TRiO director at UWFox. “It’s a program that truly benefits middle and high school students in preparing for college, and it speaks to our mission to help fill the need for opportunities like this in the Fox Cities community.”

As space is limited, interested attendees must register by March 10. Attendees may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. on the day of the seminar to complete registration, and both breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact DeVooght-Blaney at 920-832-0111 or tammie.blaney@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu/admreg/makeconnections.html. A similar seminar for those interested in preparing youth for college and career, in particular for the new updates to the statewide ACT Aspire and ACT test, will be held in Wausau on Wednesday, April 23.

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Posted 2/26/2014