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Great Lakes CEO Accepts White House Invitation to Join the College Promise Campaign Advisory Board

FIRST OF THREE RECENT HONORS RECOGNIZING HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERTISE OF RICHARD D. GEORGE

Madison, Wis., October 1, 2015 — President Barack Obama recently announced creation of the College Promise Campaign Advisory Board to explore how the United States can produce more college graduates. A key objective will be identifying ways to provide two years of debt-free community college for responsible students – so more students not only start college but also complete their degrees and certificates.

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200 Wisconsin Apprentices Will Earn $1,000 Scholarships to Purchase Tools for Their Trades

EXPANDED GREAT LAKES COMMITMENT ENCOURAGES PROGRAM COMPLETION FOR BETTER-PAYING JOBS

Madison, Wis., September 17, 2015 — Tyler Stewart of Milwaukee, like many other apprentices across the country, has made sacrifices in order to invest in his future. In January 2015, he was about to begin his last semester in the maintenance mechanic/millwright program at Waukesha County Technical College. Although he regularly puts in overtime to accelerate through 8,000 hours of on-the-job training at Waukesha Metal Products, the modest wages he earns can only cover so much. On top of commitments to school and work, he provides for a wife, a newborn and two young kids.

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400 MPS Grads Eligible for $5 Million in College Scholarships from The Degree Project®

GREAT LAKES SET TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON PROMISE MADE TO FRESHMEN IN 2011

Madison, Wis., August 13, 2015  Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) recently announced its Class of 2015 has earned a record $39 million in scholarships. Thanks to The Degree Project®, some of these graduates are now eligible for more than $5 million in additional scholarships.

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