Adult Education News

Silver Lake College Offers New Accelerated Format for Social Work Certification Seekers

Posted by on 27 November 2013

In January 2014 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family will begin offering a 10-month accelerated program that is preapproved and satisfies the educational requirements established by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) for preparation as a Certified Social Worker (CSW). Students must complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice or human services, and are then required to pass state and national examinations and fulfill internship or work requirements. Silver Lake College Career Resources staff will also offer assistance with internship or work placement. The credential of Certified Social Worker is earned upon successful completion of all program and State requirements. For more information on the Social Work Certificate Training Program, please visit or contact the program director at 920-686-6119 or

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Silver Lake College and UW Manitowoc to host “Coffee and Conversation” for returning adult students

Posted by on 13 November 2013

The University of Wisconsin Manitowoc and Silver Lake College of the Holy Family are delighted to host “Coffee and Conversation” on Tuesday, November 19th from 3:00-6:00 pm at Manitowoc Coffee, 836 South 8th Street in Manitowoc. Enjoy complimentary coffee while you visit with admissions representatives for answers to all your college planning questions, including these:

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Highly Educated Nurses Will Play an Increasingly Critical Role in Health Care Delivery

Posted by Brianna Neuser, MSN, Director of BSN Completion Program Silver Lake College of the Holy Family on 28 February 2013

An aging population and rising levels of chronic disease related to obesity began driving an increased need for health care long before the Affordable Care Act was signed; however, the move to mandate health care coverage for all Americans has dramatically increased the urgency of providing for this need.

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Silver Lake College Graduate Education Instructor Leads Poverty Simulation for Little Chute Elementary and High School Teachers

Posted by on 23 January 2013

Barney Slowey, graduate education instructor for Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, led a poverty simulation exercise for elementary and high school teachers on Friday, January 18th at Little Chute High School, aided by several community volunteers, many of whom are former educators or administrators themselves. He came at the invitation of Mary Ann Anderson, 5th Grade Teacher for the Little Chute Area Public School District who had recently participated in an evening graduate education workshop session entitled “New Perspectives on Education: Poverty – the Great Discriminator” that addressed the effects of poverty on students’ abilities to learn. The workshop was designed by Slowey and Tamara Sharp, who are both instructor/facilitators for the community-based, accelerated graduate education program at Silver Lake College. Slowey has 17 years of teaching service and 11 years of experience in school administration, and now enjoys his role giving teachers valuable teaching tools to use in their classrooms.

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