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A program which gives qualified students within the Nicolet College district money to attend classes is again offering the program.

Under the Nicolet Promise program, the college Foundation will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants have been applied. The Foundation will cover this cost for up to 15 credits per semester over four fall and spring semesters.

Nicolet Director of Enrollment Erika Warning says students need to begin the process to be considered...

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The next event in the Nicolet College series takes place Friday and this one centers on veterans reintegrating into society.The series focuses on helping higher education and business professionals hire and work with veterans, the unemployed, and the underemployed. This weeks presentation discusses veterans reintegrating to society.

Dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet College, Lenore Blemke, talks about the Hire Up series...

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The Nicolet College Board of Trustees recently approved a budget for next year that is a five percent reduction from last year. Board President Ron Zimmerman says the reduction was significant....

" came in under budget from last year is $36.5(million) and the previous year it was 38.6, so that is almost two million(reduction) actually...."

PTSD Not a "Veterans Only" Concern

Apr 1, 2016
Dave Melancon

Educators and area employers learned that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a “veterans’ only” affliction and helping avert a suicide attempt is a skill that can be learned during Nicolet Area Technical College’s second “Hire Up” presentation Friday.

“PTSD is a normal reaction to an abnormal event,” said Jessica Schiek, Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital mental health therapist. It tells the individual that the world is a scary place and dangerous place and they are ill equipped to deal with it.”

Governor Walker this week signed bills this week the provides additional grant assistance and interships to state college students.

Walker also signed a bill creating new positions at the Department of Workforce Development to coordinate and increase the number of student internships available to college students. At Nicolet College, President Richard Nelson says that provision will help students...

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Updating a story we did this week: Nicolet College spokesperson Sandy Kinney says the resolution passed at Monday's Board of Trustees meeting was an initial resolution to allow for some remodeling in the Learning Resources Center. She says replacement of things like the boiler that she spoke of in an earlier story, she says, is handled under a different resolution.


The Nicolet College Foundation kicks off its biggest fundraising event of the year Tuesday when A Day for Nicolet gets underway throughout the Northwoods.

The event is designed to raise money for student scholarships says Nicolet College Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock. She says the goal is to bring the donor in to see how their money helps students...

A wide majority of students attending Nicolet Area Technical College receive some form of financial aid.

There has been talk recently of students across the country with large financial aid bills. Recently, President Obama has proposed a $60 billion plan to provide two years of community college for free, to help lower student debt.

Nicolet's Director of Financial Aid, Jill Price....

"....for students taking six credits or more it's somewhere between 70-75 percent of our students get some form of financial aid...."

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The demand for substance abuse counselors is expected to grow by more than 30 percent nationally in the next decade. To meet  demand for trained counselors, Nicolet College is offering a technical diploma beginning this fall.

Dean of Health Occupations Lenore Blemke says the training involves 28 credits in related subjects...

"....they will be offered through Nicolet, it's a collaborative project between Nicolet and Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. We wrote a grant together given the really high increase in the problems in the state of Wisconsin...."

Nicolet College will be celebrating 25 years having an Associate Degree Nursing Program on May 3.

Current and former Nursing faculty and staff will be on hand that afternoon along with special guests and former students are welcome.

Dean of Health Occupations Dr. Lenore Blemke says initially the nursing program was shared with North Central Technical College but once it was proven there was enough enrollment from the Northwoods, the program has thrived...

The Nicolet Board of Trustees has announced five candidates for the college’s new president, including two local finalists. 

All five candidates are scheduled to interview on campus later this month, and each will hold an open forum with the public.

The finalists include:

Kenneth Urban, Interim President of Nicolet College.  Prior to his current position he has served as Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Success at Nicolet;

Daniel Grolau, Human Resources Director at Nicolet.  He has held the position since 2005;

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Later this month, the public along with students and staff at Nicolet College will get a chance to talk with finalists for the President's job.

Board of Trustees chair Ron Zimmerman also chairs the presidential search team. He says they recently reduced the candidate list from 21 down to five. The finalists will be on campus February 17 and 18. The candidates will first meet with the board...

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The process began Tuesday that is likely to result in a new full-time president at Nicolet Area Technical College next summer.

College Board member Ron Zimmerman is on the search committee...

"....what are the things we're trying to accomplish, what's the time line for those things to get a new president. Our goal is to have a new president by the July time frame..."

Zimmerman says that is the start of the next fiscal year. He says part of the reason for a long process is because the college is going through an accreditation  process...

If all approvals are received, students at the Lakeland campus of Nicolet Area Technical College will be able to experience technology that brings a remote classroom to feel almost like they are there.
Proposed remodeling work at the Minocqua campus includes enhancement of Instructional TV rooms, or ITV. Nicolet Dean Chuck Komp describes to Ken Krall what the technology will do....

More discussion on the Lakeland Campus remodel is on the Nicolet College Board of Trustees meeting at 5:00 p.m. tonight(8/18) at the University Transfer Room.

WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College

The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College LRC Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds!