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MEDIA ALERT: Lakeland University–Waukesha County Center open house set for Aug. 29 at WCTC

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, August 28, 2023) – On Tuesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lakeland University will host an open house at its new Waukesha County Center location at Waukesha County Technical College’s main campus at 800 Main St. in Pewaukee, Wis.

  • The event will take place in Building B, Room B-005, and feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. with Lakeland President Beth Borgen, DBA, and WCTC President Rich Barnhouse, Ph.D.
  • Lakeland staff will be available throughout the day at the center to provide a tour of the space and discuss how Lakeland will continue to serve its students and make it easier for WCTC graduates to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Snacks will be available throughout the day, and guests can enter to win a drawing for a free Lakeland class.

Lakeland relocated to the WCTC campus this summer in time for fall classes. Leaders at both institutions said by working in tandem, educational options for students are maximized.

“Lakeland and WCTC share a vision for a more educated region, and we are passionate about creating easier access for students to achieve their educational goals,” Borgen said. 

Added Barnhouse: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Lakeland University as a part of our WCTC Pewaukee campus to deliver baccalaureate degrees directly to our students,” Barnhouse said, noting many WCTC students have transferred to Lakeland to earn four-year degrees. “Now, our students will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in an environment that they are already familiar with.”

Read more about the new center in the full release and visit to apply.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 170 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit

About Lakeland University

Lakeland University is an innovative, affordable, four-year, private university that integrates the liberal arts with experiential learning through its award-winning Cooperative Education program. Founded in 1862, the institution is rooted in the values of the United Church of Christ. Lakeland serves approximately 2,500 students, including traditional undergraduates at its residential campus in Sheboygan County, undergraduate/graduate students taking evening and online courses thought one of LU’s seven centers located throughout Wisconsin and at a campus in Tokyo, Japan. Lakeland is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.