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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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Focusing on Silver Lake College's Franciscan Vision

Posted by Sr. Marie-Kolbe Zamora, S.T.D. on 5/4/17 7:41 AM


At Silver Lake College, we strive to instill in our students a sense of compassion and respect for all people, modeled on the life experience of St. Francis of Assisi. Our Franciscan mission and vision are founded on the St. Francis’ experience of faith, universal communion and the importance of empathy in every context. Our Franciscan commitment to the Gospel calls us to celebrate each student’s unique background.

If you’re considering attending SLC, it’s important that we share with you the Franciscan vision that animates all we do.

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The Value of Franciscan Education

Posted by Jamie Grant on 10/27/16 4:00 PM

Silver Lake is founded on Franciscan values. Often painted only as a lover of creation, Saint Francis of Assisi was a man of action. G.K. Chesterton wrote of him, “To go and do something was one of the driving demands of his nature.”  And that is and has been the goal and mission of Silver Lake for 81 years. 

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Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better: The Perks of Attending a Small College in Wisconsin

Posted by Suzanne Weiss on 1/7/16 11:00 AM

Don’t let the small college label fool you; there are big merits to attending a small college! The truth is, bigger isn’t always better, and sometimes it takes a little research to realize the best fit for you. It’s easy want to attend a larger university-- your friends are going there, your parents went there, or maybe you’ve wanted to go there your whole life! Jumping on the bandwagon is easy. Although it’s a little extra work, it’s best to ask yourself a few more questions and do a little more research in order to make the best decision for you and your academic career.

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Why Franciscan Values Matter for Higher Education

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/21/15 11:00 AM

Some studies point toward how many students lose the religion they were raised in during college. Others say that, thanks to campus ministry programs and other efforts, students emerge with stronger faith. Regardless of which of these is the case more often, one thing is sure: college is perhaps the most formative time in a young person’s life.

With that in mind, it’s important to choose a school dedicated to forming students to be moral, contributing citizens after graduation. Values matter. So if you are a college-bound high school student (or a parent of one), consider the values of the schools you apply to. Ask current students, admissions officers, alumni — anyone who can give you an idea of the school’s culture — what they think the college’s values are. What will you take with you after graduation, besides that diploma?

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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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