Lakeland College

March Madness at Lakeland College

March Madness at Lakeland College

Beat the March madness by taking advantage of Lakeland’s opportunities now. 

Spring classes may have already started, but you can still enroll for February! Lakeland College is now offering an intensive 7-week online format. Courses are available for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in business administration, as well as other select programs.

In the summer you can opt to continue with 7-week courses, go with the conventional 12-week semester format or try a combination of both. You choose what’s most convenient for you: In the classroom, online or BlendEd®.

Apply by February 17. Register by February 21.
Classes start February 26.

Apply today and your application fee will be waived! Enter this code: MADNESS

Want more information about Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online Program? Fill out the form below.




 

BlendEd at Fox Cities Center

Each week, Lana Hoks works a different shift.

One week finds Hoks on the third shift for a local manufacturer. The following week, she’s on second shift. The third week, she’s a first-shift worker.

Yet, the busy mom and grandmother from Neenah still finds time to take classes as she pursues her bachelor’s degree, thanks to Lakeland College’s adult education program and its BlendEd feature.

“BlendEd is everything to me,” Hoks said. “Its flexibility helps me to balance my family life, my work life and my schooling.”

It’s that flexibility that has students like Hoks excited. Lakeland is expanding its BlendEd program this spring with three new ways to take a class.

Lakeland launched BlendEd® in 2005 with classes that allowed students to seamlessly transition from week to week between the traditional classroom and online. Now, the college has developed three more ways for students to take classes.

“We have yet to find a program that provides students with this much flexibility within a single class,” said Zach Voelz, vice president for Lakeland’s Evening, Weekend and Online program. “Many colleges and universities around the country offer students different pieces of our program.”

Learn more about the additional class options with the new BlendEd.

Voelz said the push for more options has come from students like Hok who are shopping the higher education market for programs that don’t require major lifestyle changes.

“Working adults want quality academic programs offered in flexible formats,” Voelz said. “It is forcing higher education to be creative in the ways we make classes available to students.”

Lakeland piloted the expanded BlendEd in the spring of 2013, and Voelz said feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Many students really love the opportunity to attend a live class without having to leave home,” Voelz said. “We heard from students who had time to have dinner with their family, then login to class without having to travel.”

Voelz said he often shares two student stories when discussing BlendEd with prospective students:

  • A Lakeland graduate student who travels regularly for his job (he is a pilot for a major manufacturer) loves the ability to log in to a live course from his hotel room.
  • Another graduate student was admitted to the hospital unexpectedly during the middle of a term. He didn’t want to miss class, however, so he logged in to a live class from his hospital bed.

Voelz said students also like getting live, online access to classes that, in the past, might have been only offered at a center in another part of the state. “Our new features are stripping away the geographic barrier for students,” Voelz said. “Students have said the savings in time and money was much appreciated.”

Lakeland’s programming for working adults began in 1978 with the creation of its Lifelong Learning Program, the state’s first evening degree-completion program for working adults. Lakeland created one of the nation’s first complete online degree programs in 1998.

This fall, approximately 2,850 students were enrolled. Lakeland has centers in Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, Sheboygan and Wisconsin Rapids.

BlendEd at Green Bay Center

After more than 20 years working in business, Jay Beiersdorf knew it was time to return to school for his Master of Business Administration degree.

The Green Bay man, in keeping with family tradition, had entered the Marine Corps after graduating from high school and eventually earned his bachelor's degree from Lakeland College.

He was now ready to take that next step, but was surprised to find a lack of available graduate programs that worked around his schedule and timeline – until he checked his alma mater.

"When I compared Lakeland to the others, I really thought the tools, the timing and the people had that personal connection and it drew me right back in," Beiersdorf said. "I have found the Lakeland experience to be the most flexible, even as an undergraduate."

It's that flexibility that has students like Beiersdorf excited. Lakeland is taking its innovative BlendEd program to another level this spring with several new ways to take a class.

Lakeland launched BlendEd in 2005 with classes that allowed students to seamlessly transition from week to week between the traditional classroom and online. Now, the college has developed three more ways for students to take classes.

"We have yet to find a program that provides students with this much flexibility within a single class," said Zach Voelz, vice president for Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online program. "Many colleges and universities around the country offer students different pieces of our program."

Learn more about the additional class options with the new BlendEd.

Voelz said the push for more options has come from students like Beiersdorf who are shopping the higher education market for programs that don't require major lifestyle changes.

"Working adults want quality academic programs offered in flexible formats," Voelz said. "It is forcing higher education to be creative in the ways we make classes available to students."

Lakeland piloted the expanded BlendEd in the spring of 2013, and Voelz said feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Many students really love the opportunity to attend a live class without having to leave home," Voelz said. "We heard from students who had time to have dinner with their family, then login to class without having to travel."

Voelz said he often shares two student stories when discussing BlendEd with prospective students:

  • A Lakeland graduate student who travels regularly for his job (he is a pilot for a major manufacturer) loves the ability to log in to a live course from his hotel room.
  • Another graduate student was admitted to the hospital unexpectedly during the middle of a term. He didn't want to miss class, however, so he logged in to a live class from his hospital bed.

Voelz said students also like getting live, online access to classes that, in the past, might have been only offered at a center in another part of the state. "Our new features are stripping away the geographic barrier for students," Voelz said. "Students have said the savings in time and money was much appreciated."

Count Beiersdorf as being appreciative. He sometimes travels for business, but he participates in class remotely from his hotel room and doesn't miss a beat. And he hasn't had to make any lifestyle changes.

"BlendEd is just such a great tool," Beiersdorf said. "As an adult with a wife and kids, I can still be a family man."

Lakeland's programming for working adults began in 1978 with the creation of its Lifelong Learning Program, the state's first evening degree-completion program for working adults. Lakeland created one of the nation's first complete online degree programs in 1998.

This fall, approximately 2,850 students were enrolled. Lakeland has centers in Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, Sheboygan and Wisconsin Rapids.

BlendEd at Sheboygan Center

Kerri Belfor always planned to return to college and get her bachelor's degree.

But when the Grafton resident started researching options that would allow her to take classes while still working full-time and raising her kids, she was met with disappointment. She found very little flexibility from the state's various higher education institutions.

Then, a co-worker told her about Lakeland College's adult education program and its BlendEd feature.

"Lakeland College's flexibility is not only with their class selection and their class programs but how you choose to take the class," said Belfor, who will graduate in May.

It's that "how you choose to take the class" option that has students like Belfor excited. Lakeland is expanding its BlendEd feature this spring with several new ways to take a class.

Lakeland launched BlendEd in 2005 with classes that allowed students to seamlessly transition from week to week between the traditional classroom and online. Now, the college has developed three more ways for students to take classes.

"We have yet to find a program that provides students with this much flexibility within a single class," said Zach Voelz, vice president for Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online program. "Many colleges and universities around the country offer students different pieces of our program."

Learn more about the additional class options with the new BlendEd.

Voelz said the push for more options has come from students like Belfor who are shopping the higher education market for programs that don't require major lifestyle changes.

"Working adults want quality academic programs offered in flexible formats," Voelz said. "It is forcing higher education to be creative in the ways we make classes available to students."

Lakeland piloted the expanded BlendEd in the spring of 2013, and Voelz said feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Many students really love the opportunity to attend a live class without having to leave home," Voelz said. "We heard from students who had time to have dinner with their family, then login to class without having to travel."

Voelz said he often shares two student stories when discussing BlendEd with prospective students:

  • A Lakeland graduate student who travels regularly for his job (he is a pilot for a major manufacturer) loves the ability to log in to a live course from his hotel room.
  • Another graduate student was admitted to the hospital unexpectedly during the middle of a term. He didn't want to miss class, however, so he logged in to a live class from his hospital bed.

Voelz said students also like getting live, online access to classes that, in the past, might have been only offered at a center in another part of the state. "Our new features are stripping away the geographic barrier for students," Voelz said. "Students have said the savings in time and money was much appreciated."

Count Belfor as being appreciative. Through the new BlendEd program, she's been able to do all her classwork from home while working full-time and not having to worry about childcare in the evening.

"The flexibility is amazing," she said. "If the classes don't fit your schedule, you can make it fit your schedule and do it when it's convenient for you."

Lakeland's programming for working adults began in 1978 with the creation of its Lifelong Learning Program, the state's first evening degree-completion program for working adults. Lakeland created one of the nation's first complete online degree programs in 1998.

This fall, approximately 2,850 students were enrolled. Lakeland has centers in Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, Sheboygan and Wisconsin Rapids.

BlendEd at Chippewa Valley Center

When Jill Kirchen and her husband started a family, one thought stood out to her: she didn't want to miss the special moments of her children's childhood.

So, the Chippewa Falls resident put her higher education on hold. But now that the kids are older, Kirchen has returned to the classroom, and she said she isn't sacrificing family time, thanks to Lakeland College's adult education program and its BlendEd® feature.

"With the online classes through BlendEd, I was still able to be there for the soccer games and orchestra concerts yet still get class assignments done," said Kirchen, who also works full time. "I really like how that flexibility for you, as adult students, makes it so you're not restricted to having to sit in a classroom for three hours in the evening after a full day of work."

It's that flexibility that has students like Kirchen excited. Lakeland is taking the BlendEd feature of its adult education program to another level this spring with several new ways to take a class.

Lakeland launched BlendEd in 2005 with classes that allowed students to seamlessly transition from week to week between the traditional classroom and online. Now, the college has developed three more ways for students to take classes.

"We have yet to find a program that provides students with this much flexibility within a single class," said Zach Voelz, vice president for Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online program. "Many colleges and universities around the country offer students different pieces of our program."

Learn more about the additional class options with the new BlendEd.

Voelz said the push for more options has come from students like Kirchen who are shopping the higher education market for programs that don't require major lifestyle changes.

"Working adults want quality academic programs offered in flexible formats," Voelz said. "It is forcing higher education to be creative in the ways we make classes available to students."

Lakeland piloted the expanded BlendEd in the spring of 2013, and Voelz said feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Many students really love the opportunity to attend a live class without having to leave home," Voelz said. "We heard from students who had time to have dinner with their family, then logon to class without having to travel."

Voelz said he often shares two student stories when discussing BlendEd with prospective students:

  • A Lakeland graduate student who travels regularly for his job (he is a pilot for a major manufacturer) loves the ability to log in to a live course from his hotel room.
  • Another graduate student was admitted to the hospital unexpectedly during the middle of a term. He didn't want to miss class, however, so he logged in to a live class from his hospital bed.

Voelz said students also like getting live, online access to classes that, in the past, might have been only offered at a center in another part of the state. "Our new features are stripping away the geographic barrier for students," Voelz said. "Students have said the savings in time and money was much appreciated."

Lakeland's programming for working adults began in 1978 with the creation of its Lifelong Learning Program, the state's first evening degree-completion program for working adults. Lakeland created one of the nation's first complete online degree programs in 1998.

This fall, approximately 2,850 students were enrolled. Lakeland has centers in Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, Sheboygan and Wisconsin Rapids.

Lakeland College Logo

Contact Us

Got questions or comments? Let us know:

  • PHONE: 1 (800) 569-2166
    FAX: 920-565-1206
  • MAIL: PO Box 359, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359
  • DIRECTIONS: W3718 South Drive Plymouth, WI 53073-4878

Connect with us

Follow us & get in touch.

You are here: Home Evening, Weekend & Online Academics Evening, Weekend and Online