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Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant is the Executive Director of Enrollment Management at Silver Lake College.

 

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You’re Invited to the Campus Visit Day event at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Posted by Jamie Grant on 9/20/18 3:49 PM

One of the most helpful parts about visiting a school in person is the chance to visit various administrative offices and get the inside scoop on everything on campus. You might learn from an admissions counselor which components of your application are most heavily weighed. You also can receive a holistic explanation of the scholarships and financial aid available to you rather than the quick summary from a webpage.

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Topics: College Visits/Events

Ask a professor: Why SLC's Graduate Education program might be right for you

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/1/18 11:25 AM

Working as a teacher or administrator in a school setting can be very demanding. 

However, it’s important to find ways you can grow in your profession and role. Learning new knowledge and skills can be invigorating. One of the best ways to improve your performance and be able to give even more to your students is by investing time in a graduate degree in an education related field.

We reached out to Dr. Michael Dunlap, dean of Silver Lake College’s School of Education, to get the full story on pursuing an advanced degree in education.

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Topics: Graduate School

What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at SLC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Graduates of Silver Lake College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. SLC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Silver Lake College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the Work College opportunity at Silver Lake College — SLC Works? Visit our website and learn what SLC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Silver Lake College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Silver Lake College and College Possible set students up for success

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/8/17 4:30 PM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. For many students, earning a college degree is a far-fetched goal, but College Possible has partnered with Silver Lake College to provide students the means they need in order to achieve their academic and career goals.

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Topics: Vision/Mission/Values

Attention aspiring SLC students! You’re invited to our Campus Preview Day

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/11/17 7:30 AM

Nestled in the beautiful little city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is Silver Lake College, a Catholic university known for empowering students through quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.

Silver Lake College offers more than 21 academic degrees for all types of students: Students hoping to work while in school (see Silver Lake College’s Work College Model: SLC Works), transfer students, graduate students, and students looking to finish their four-year degrees in an accelerated format.

If you’re a current high school student or a prospective transfer student — or even if you’re just considering higher education — Silver Lake College’s upcoming Campus Preview Day on Saturday, May 20 is a good opportunity for you!

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Topics: College Visits/Events

Breaking the Diversity Myth of Small Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/20/17 7:30 AM

“Diversity” isn’t the first word most people think of when they hear about small private colleges in Wisconsin, but Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is striving to break the stereotype of homogeneity on private college campuses.

At Silver Lake College of the Holy Family we intentionally seek out diversity as part of our Franciscan heritage and our mission. We believe that diversity is integral to the educational and developmental experience of our entire community.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about what it means to attend a work college? Check out our website and learn more about SLC’s Work College program — SLC Works.

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Topics: College Life

8 accelerated degrees to complete your bachelor's at Silver Lake College

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/13/17 9:41 AM

You’ve been told a million times about the value of a college degree. It can open doors to new careers, make you eligible for management-level positions and tap into your potential for increased lifetime earnings. ... We’re not here to dispute the value of a college education, but rather to point out that not all of us have the luxury of taking on a full-time course load to obtain that degree.

You’ve probably already realized this. You’re likely looking for a fresh and innovative take on higher education — for an option that will allow you to expedite your degree, but allow you the flexibility to maintain a career and your other commitments. This is why Silver Lake College offers a variety of accelerated degree programs, specifically designed to help working students achieve academic and professional success.

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

What you need to know about the 2017-2018 FAFSA

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/6/17 9:59 AM

With spring semester flying by and summer quickly approaching, you have a dozen things on your mind. Where will you go on vacation? Who will you hang out with? Will you get a summer job? With so much to plan, the upcoming fall semester is probably the last thing you want on your mind.

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Topics: FInancial Aid

4 ways Silver Lake College makes the transfer process easy for students at all levels

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/30/17 7:30 AM

The decision to transfer to a different university is an important one. No matter what your reasons are for changing schools, you’ll be encouraged to know that transferring to Silver Lake College is easier than you might think.

To help you along in the application process, we’ve come up with four ways we make the application process easy if you want to transfer to Silver Lake College!

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

Work-study vs. work college: What’s the difference?

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/23/17 12:38 PM

It’s hard not to think about the high cost of tuition and wonder how you’re going to pay for college. The financial aid process can be dizzying with its grants, scholarships, private loans, part-time employment and awards — the list seems endless.

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Topics: Work College

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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