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'Full Throttle': Groundbreaking on Madison College's New South Campus Set For June

Additional $2 million gift, extension of matching challenge sets pace for fall 2019 opening

Madison, Wis.—Officials from Madison College affirmed that construction of all three phases of its new South Campus will begin in June and be completed in time to host classes and community meetings in the fall of 2019. Great Lakes has restructured its contribution in the amount of up to $10.2 million to ensure the new South Campus will be completed in a single phase—four years ahead of schedule.

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200 Wisconsin Apprentices Receive $300,000 in Scholarships from Great Lakes

Funds Help Cover Cost of Equipment, Tools and Clothing to Keep Apprentices on Path to Completion

Madison, Wis.—Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates is pleased to continue its highly successful Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program for a fifth year. A record $300,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 200 construction and industrial trades apprentices attending each of the 16 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institutions. Each apprentice received $1,500.

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Great Lakes Donates $115,000 to 10 Adopted Schools in Local Communities

Employee United Way Contributions Matched Dollar-for-Dollar to Enhance Student Success

Madison, Wis.—Employees of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates give generously to the communities where they live and work. All year long, they collect school supplies, healthy snacks and books for students at their adopted schools—chosen based on proximity to each Great Lakes office and the level of need. The biggest Great Lakes Gives event is the annual Unite for Our Communities campaign, in which employees make pledges to the United Way or Community Shares of Wisconsin, bid on silent auction items and participate in fun activities like bake sales, games and chili cook-offs.

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