Natasha Sichula featured in Madison Magazine

Natasha Sichula featured in Madison Magazine

Natasha Sichula, student at Edgewood College, was featured in the February Madison Magazine sharing her passion through founding the nonprofit Her Empowerment Race Zone, or HERZ, which not only promotes menstrual health but also seeks to help the environment by producing reusable feminine hygiene products. She hopes it will help erase the stigma associated with “period poverty,” the inability to access or afford menstrual hygiene products.

Edgewood College Hosts 2020 Black History Education Conference

Edgewood College Hosts 2020 Black History Education Conference

Edgewood College was honored to host this important community event. National educational consultant Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings was the featured keynote speaker.
 
The conference was hosted February 21-22, 2020, at Edgewood College, the Overture Center, the Madison Concourse Hotel, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
 
“As recently reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the performance gap between black and white students continues to widen in the state of Wisconsin,” Tony Garcia, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Edgewood College, said. “Locally here in Madison, we continue to see K-12 and higher education institutions struggle with creating equitable learning opportunities for diverse students. The importance and timeliness of this conference cannot be overstated and we are eager to welcome educators from across the state of Wisconsin to engage in meaningful dialogue on how best to promote and model academic excellence.”
 
Dreaming In Ethnic Melodies had a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning, and universal literacy instruction under six African-American categories of children’s literature. Sessions during the conference focused on nine cultural values that promote self-love and identity development, addressed how to utilize culturally relevant pedagogical approaches, highlighted successful family engagement practices, shared culturally relevant leadership strategies, demonstrated the importance of utilizing the arts to increase the possibilities for our collective behavioral and academic outcomes, and drew on student’s personal experiences. 
 

“The conference experience is intended to provide a venue where educators from across the state and country will be able to share policies, practices, programs, and procedures that have proven effective in promoting high levels of achievement for those often being underserved in our school systems,” Andreal Davis, conference creator and CEO of Cultural Practices That Are Relevant Consulting, said. “Continuing to think with the idea of ‘communalism’ in mind, we are asking attendees to open heads, hands and hearts to collaborate and to close the stark gaps that exist for many of the students and families that we serve in our community and across the country.”

Edgewood College Named a ‘Top Ten’ Military Friendly® School for 2020-21

Edgewood College Named a ‘Top Ten’ Military Friendly® School for 2020-21

Madison, Wis. (February 12, 2020) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly®  School designation. While the College has earned that designation for each of the last ten years, this marks the first year Edgewood College has earned a ‘Top Ten’ in the country ranking. 

“This designation exemplifies the commitment Edgewood College has made to welcome and support student veterans and their families in our community,” Matthew J. Schroeder ’07, Director of Military and Veterans Services, said. “This commitment goes beyond words. It’s gratifying to see our repeated efforts to expand opportunities and improve upon our past successes be recognized this way.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly®School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined with input from the Military Friendly®Advisory Council, a group of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

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