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  • Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

Distinguished Alum Named National Superintendent of the Year

Madison, Wis. (February 21, 2024) – Edgewood College celebrates the announcement of Dr. Joe Gothard ’99, MA ’04, Ed.D. ’15 as the 2024 National Superintendent of the Year by the America Association of School Administrators (AASA). Dr. Gothard is a three-time Edgewood College alum, earning his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Biology, master’s degree in Educational Administration, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Edgewood College.
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  • Monday, Jan 29, 2024

Dean’s List and Semester Honors Announced for Fall 2023 Semester

Madison, Wis. (January 29, 2024) - Edgewood College has named the students who have earned a place on the Dean’s List, or on the Semester Honors List, for the Fall 2023 Semester. Fulltime undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who earn a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List after completing 24 credit hours of study at Edgewood College.
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  • Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024

Edgewood College Expands Doctoral Degrees

Madison, Wis. (January 24, 2024) – Edgewood College continues to expand its doctoral degree programs with the launch this fall of the fully online Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA). The new program joins the Doctoral Degrees in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
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  • Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024

New Partnership with The Jed Foundation Supports Student Mental Health

Madison, Wis. (January 23, 2024) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Jed Foundation (JED) to become a JED Campus, bolstering support for student well-being and mental health. JED’s program is a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges and universities evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs, ensuring the students have the best possible mental health safety nets. Edgewood College joins more than 400 campuses engaged in the JED Campus program.
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  • Thursday, Dec 7, 2023

Henry J. Predolin Foundation Grants $925,000 for Scholarships

Madison, Wis. (December 7, 2023) – Henry J. Predolin Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $925,000 to Edgewood College. With this grant, Edgewood College will provide approximately 135 students with Predolin Scholarships, serving all class standings, including transfer students. “Since 2008, the College has benefitted from generous grants from the late Henry Predolin through his foundation,” Andrew Manion, President of Edgewood College, said.
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  • Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

Area Employers Connect with Students at Career and Internship Fair

Madison, Wis. (November 2, 2023) – Employers from Dane County and beyond once again turned out for the Fall 2023 Career and Internship Fair at Edgewood College. The event, which takes place once each fall and once in the spring, provides networking opportunities for a range of employers seeking talented students with majors spanning from Nursing, Finance, Art Therapy, Criminal Justice, and beyond.
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  • Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Joe Gothard is the 2024 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

Madison, Wis. (October 18, 2023) - The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Joe Gothard, ’99, MA ’04, Ed.D. ’15, Superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), the 2024 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. As the Minnesota honoree, Dr. Gothard is a candidate among other state recipients for National Superintendent of the Year, to be announced in February 2024.
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  • Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023

Polacek Honored with Marriage and Family Therapy Award

Madison, Wis. (October 17, 2023) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce that Deb Polacek, Associate Dean of Marriage and Family Therapy, has been named the 2023 Carl A. Whitaker Award honoree. Each year, the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy selects a mental health professional for the honor. The award is given to a Marriage and Family Therapist who has distinguished themselves by contributing to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in creative or innovative ways.
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  • Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023

2023 Alumni Awards Recognize Outstanding Graduates

Madison, Wis. (October 10, 2023) – Every autumn, Edgewood College honors remarkable alumni with three awards. On a beautiful September evening, these six were recognized at a wonderful ceremony honoring their work: Kim Schaefer ’91, Eric Arnold ’06, MA ’14, Natasha Sichula '20, Colleen Settles O.P. ’71, Myra McNair, MS ’14, and Anu Ebbe, Ed.D. ‘11.
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  • Thursday, Aug 10, 2023

Edgewood College Offers Innovative Answer to Teacher Shortage

Madison, Wis. (August 10, 2023) – Edgewood College is offering an innovative solution to the teacher shortage in Wisconsin, and school districts are listening. The College has launched an Accelerated Teacher Residency program in recent months, and to date more than twenty school districts, including many from Dane County, have signed on, with more on the way.
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  • Wednesday, Jul 5, 2023

Thanatology Program Director Named ADEC Academic Educator of the Year

Madison, Wis. (July 5, 2023) – The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) recognizes Thanatology professionals for their commitment to the field and advancing the study of dying, death, and bereavement. Janet McCord, Ph.D., F.T., received their “Academic Educator of the Year” award at the annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The academic educator award honors an individual with expertise in the field of dying, death, and bereavement as demonstrated by advanced academic degrees, professional honors, awards, and other contributions.
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  • Thursday, Jun 29, 2023

President Manion Offers Statement on Affirmative Action Decision

Madison, Wis. (June 29, 2023) – "Edgewood College is committed to welcoming students and employees of all races, religions, and ethnicities. We do not take racial designations into account in our admissions process, nor in our hiring process," President Andrew Manion said.
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  • Thursday, Jun 15, 2023

Ehrhart ‘23 Blazes Path to Success

Madison, Wis. (June 15, 2023) - Looking for a college that nurtured her academic needs and fueled her desire to compete, Rachel Ehrhart ’23 was drawn to Edgewood College. A high-achieving student and a cross country standout, she carved her own lane as a high school student-athlete. She qualified to run at the state championship during her high school career. This hard work opened many doors of future opportunity.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Justice is Evidence of Hope

Madison, Wis. (May 24, 2023) - While some of their peers flocked to white, sandy beaches during spring break, four Edgewood College students took part in a border immersion experience that would radically challenge, and change, their definition of justice.
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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023

College Celebrates Commencement

Madison, Wis. (May 10, 2023) –Edgewood College will honor more than two hundred and fifty candidates for both undergraduate and graduate degrees during two outdoor Commencement ceremonies on campus on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2023

Ken Kavajacz Honored with Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Madison, Wis. (May 4, 2023) – Dr. Ken Kavajacz has been honored with the 2023 Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at Edgewood College. “You will never find Dr. Kavajacz in his office when he is not teaching,” Victoria Palmisano, Associate Dean for Business, Communications, and Innovation, said. “He’s most often found in Wingra Commons, where he works on his courses and grading, and ensures that he is available for students to ask for help.”
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