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Success Stories

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Noncredit language students bond in Italian 3 class

A cadre of dedicated Italian language students hungry for more in-depth study lobbied UW–Madison Continuing Studies to revive a class
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Two sisters, mother, godmother share bonding experience of behavioral health grief course

For the Willihnganzs and a longtime friend, helping professions are a family affair. Melodie Willihnganz is a doctor of audiology.
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Grief Support Specialist Certificate gives therapist tools to lead a community healing effort

The online grief course is September 20-November 18 and the in-person program is Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27 and Saturday, December 7.
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In Business magazine names professional coaching graduate Anne Norman to ‘40 Under 40’ list

Norman, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at UW Credit Union, manages by connecting deeply with individuals and offering new perspectives to solve problems.
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Creative Placemaking Summer Workshop explores how to use art to transform communities

Whether viewing murals or touring makerspaces, participants will learn how creative placemaking can make a community a desirable place to live.
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Forgiveness course inspires Greek student to start a national movement

Forgiveness course inspires Greek student to start a national movement

Forgiveness: A Pathway to Emotional Healing teaches how to share the healing act of forgiving.
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Perseverance, empowerment propel Odyssey Project’s 2018-19 class toward life-changing goals

Three-quarters of Odyssey Project graduates take more college courses after completing the program's credit-bearing humanities class.
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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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