Governor Evers Visits UW-Parkside’s Teacher Education Students

Published: October 19, 2023

Gov. Evers visits UW-Parkside Oct 2023Kenosha, Wis.-  Gov. Tony Evers visited the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to meet with two UW-Parkside classes and members of the Parkside Student Government. He also visited the Healthcare Careers Day event. He spoke with students about education and its vital role in our current world. 

The classes Gov. Evers met with were Instructional Models and Strategies with Assistant Professor Shannon Price and Teaching Development Mathematics with Professor Maria Franshaw. He discussed the importance of the pivotal role of education in our contemporary world. The students discussed their student teaching experiences and talked about the lingering effects of Covid on the mental health of the children they have interacted with. Gov. Evers talked about the importance of patience for a teacher, the challenges the work presents, and how rewarding it can be as well.

Gov. Evers visits UW-Parkside Oct 2023Gov. Evers then visited with Parkside students and a member of the Parkside Student Government to discuss life as a college student. Throughout the visit, students were able to speak to and interact with Gov. Evers. 

Gov. Evers also attended Healthcare Careers Day and interacted with students and employers. Healthcare Careers Day was an opportunity for healthcare-related employers from Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois to share career information and internship and job opportunities with high school and college students as well as adult job seekers in the Kenosha & Racine area. UW-Parkside, Carthage, Gateway, and Herzing led presentations to provide students with an overview of healthcare-related degree programs offered. 

Interim Chancellor Scott Menke expressed deep gratitude for Governor Evers' visit and his genuine willingness to engage with students, faculty, staff members, and the attending employers. Menke further emphasized, "We extend our heartfelt thanks to Gov. Evers for taking the time to meet with our students and discuss the crucial significance of education. We take immense pride in the way our students actively interacted with the governor." 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress. 

Media contact:

Derek Fye
Communications Manager
University of Wisconsin-Parkside | (262) 771-5419

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