ACCSS student receiving 2019 scholarship hugs daughter

Adult students inspire with their aspirations and achievements

UW-Madison’s outstanding adult students were honored with scholarships and awards at a ceremony on April 23, 2019. Their stories of resilience and determination are the embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea.

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Music theory expert Jamie Henke receives UW System’s Underkofler teaching award

Henke, a distinguished faculty associate in Continuing Studies and the Mead Witter School of Music, brings a learn-by-doing approach to classes such as Create Your Own Music.

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A UW-Madison biochem professor completed a certificate in online education to better meet student needs

Certificate in online learning helps professor meet student needs

Lynne Prost, a faculty associate in the UW-Madison department of biochemistry, used a university professional development grant to complete the 16-week Professional Certificate in Online Education and build her expertise in online teaching.

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Odyssey Project student overcomes obstacles to get his bachelor’s degree

Odyssey provides adults facing economic barriers with a chance to start college for free

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Kathryn Morrison and Claire Cambray

Students meet in a Continuing Studies Spanish course, then again in Costa Rica

Continuing Studies offers a comprehensive noncredit Spanish language program.

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Returning adults students honored for hard work through challenges

Aysha Dominguez and Olivia Wine will receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award for their efforts.

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Nate Stampley

Broadway star found inspiration at Summer Music Clinic

Summer Music Clinic has inspired 90,000 students over 90 years.

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Badger Ready incoming class of 2019

Badger Ready gives adult students a pathway to a UW–Madison degree

Adult students who left college can prove their academic abilities in the new University of Wisconsin-Madison program.

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Albert and his daughter

Odyssey Project, Badger Ready help local dad resume dream of earning a bachelor’s degree

Two UW–Madison programs—the Odyssey Project and Badger Ready—have helped a local dad discover his potential and resume his journey to a bachelor’s degree.

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Wisconsin fights national opioid crisis with online Competencies Addiction Recovery Services program

By helping learners develop competencies in areas such as counseling methods, screening and assessment, and treatment planning, CARES provides the tools they need to change lives and make a difference in their communities.

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Writer Greg Renz at computer

Writers’ Institute and Pathway to Publication help retired firefighter craft searing stories

When Greg Renz retired as a fire captain, he decided to build a writing career from his memories of daring rescues.

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Writers' Institute

Two authors keep coming back to the Writers’ Institute—and keep finding success

Through the connections and friendships they’ve made over the years at the Writers’ Institute, they’ve built solid writing careers.

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