Student Persistence at MSOE

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Raider Return

September 02, 2020

This week, we are proud to welcome 721 Freshmen as our newest class of Raiders, joining our returning students. With classes starting next week, the thrill of the new school year is mixed with an abundance of caution as we navigate the new normal. 

 

Over the past five months, we have seen an overwhelming amount of support from our alumni, parents and friends who have helped dozens of MSOE students during this trying time. We are optimistic that this academic year, and our response to the pandemic, will be a success. 

 

Nevertheless, the new school year does not mean a fresh start for everyone. Several families and students are still facing the burdens that have been thrust upon them during the pandemic. The need for support has not gone away.

 

Help us continue to prove that we can be EXTRAORDINARY TOGETHER in these uncertain times. 

 

To learn more about the Raider Return Plan and MSOE’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://www.msoe.edu/about-msoe/raider-return/

 

Proof of Persistence and a Message of Thanks

June 25, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, dozens of MSOE students were left feeling lost with many unforeseen challenges while they tried to finish the school year. Many lost their on campus jobs, putting them at risk of losing their housing or wondering if they could still afford tuition. Some were even worrying about how to pay for their next meal.

 

Luckily, the MSOE community quickly pulled together to show their support. Together, we raised over $180,000 to support 68 students through the Student Persistence Fund. Thanks to you, they received tuition assistance, help with living expenses and money for basic needs like food and medications.

 

Christine, a member of the Spring 2020 graduating class, is just one of many who benefited from your extreme generosity.  Today, she wants to share this special message with you.

 

From all of us at MSOE,

Thank you

Weekly Words of Encouragement

June 17, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This week’s words of encouragement are: 

 

“It's time to keep going! Pursue your goals, in spite of the pandemic and the challenges of increased isolation. We will be able to get through this!”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2002

 

“MSOE was [a] 'gift of life'. It opened doors from the time I graduated in 1967 to today. Work hard, MSOE is a great institution.”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1967

Weekly Words of Encouragement

June 05, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This week’s words of encouragement are: 

 

“Hang in there!  Consider this most interesting time as a unique opportunity to learn a new way, gain unexpected experience, and further build resiliency of value for the rest of your life!”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1993

 

“We hope and pray this gift will bless someone in need. Praying for great success for all the MSOE students!”

     - Friend of MSOE

Weekly Words of Encouragement

May 28, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This week’s words of encouragement are: 

 

“I am 79 yrs old and thankful that my life has been enriched by my skills learned at MSOE. Hang in there kids, you are in the RIGHT PLACE!”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1961

 

“In a time of crisis, we all have the potential to excel in ways we never thought possible.”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1980

Weekly Words of Encouragement

May 21, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This week’s words of encouragement are: 

 

“MSOE has been a source of excellence throughout its existence and will persevere through these times.Robert Schuller said: "Tough times never last but tough people do."

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1971

 

“We continue to be EXTRAORDINARY TOGETHER, even when we are apart!”

     - Deanna Leitzke, Class of 1998, Director of CREATE Institute

Experiential Learning During Physical Distancing

May 15, 2020

During these unprecedented times, MSOE faculty members continue to find innovative ways to step up to meet the ever-changing demands of learning virtually. The School of Nursing took this a step further by lending support to a critical demographic while providing valuable experiential learning for their students.

 

The “Nursing Care of the Community” class partnered with the Sisters of St. Francis to create the  “phone pal” program.

 

Check out the full story on how this class has turned this challenging experience into the “highlight of [their] days”

Weekly Words of Encouragement

May 13, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This week’s words of encouragement are: 

 

“Keep your dreams. No matter what is thrown in your path, fight back. Being a graduate of MSOE will always pay dividends your entire life. I know.”

     - Don Backys, MSOE Alumni, Class of 1967

 

“If something like this were to have happened while I was still there, I would be in a lot of distress and need to lean on others to survive. I hope to help someone in such a scenario now that I am blessed enough to do so.”

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2019

Signs of Success

May 08, 2020

Thanks to the generous support of our MSOE community and friends of campus, we have been able to give more than $170,000 to support students in need during this crisis. Your gifts assist many of our students and their families as they navigate stressful times.

 

Brooke, a senior, was worrying about trying to find a new part time job to pay her next rent check before she was approved as a Student Persistence Fund recipient. “Receiving this money means a lot to me. [It will] really help me get through this rough time and be able to continue to excel in academics and finish my career at MSOE strong.”

 

Another senior, Christine, had lost her campus job and would have been unable to pay for her remaining courses and the Fundamentals of Engineering exam needed to fulfil her graduation requirement. With the help of the Student Persistence Fund, she has been able to secure housing until her fulltime position starts this summer and will be able to receive her diploma without the additional financial stress that had been placed on her and her parents who were also struggling financially due to COVID-19.

 

While many are struggling in this current crisis, we see alumni, faculty, staff, and friends stepping up to lend a hand to help fellow members of the MSOE community. Each gift shows our students that there is an entire community supporting their success.

Weekly Words of Encouragement

May 07, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This weeks words of encouragement are: 

 

“Stay Strong. We will be stronger after this is over. Take care. Wash your hands. Be well.”

        - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2014

 

"As hard and scary this time is for all of us, if we help each other, this will lessen our burdens. We must stick together. We can do this together and remember you are LOVED!” 

        - Dr. Carin Croker, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Weekly Words of Encouragement

April 29, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This weeks words of encouragement are: 

 

Thanks MSOE community and wellness center for helping me when I was struggling. I know there was only so much help that could be offered at the time, but a little help has gone a really long way. I see this as a good opportunity to pay it forward.

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2018

       Referencing why they have decided to give to the Student Persistence Fund

 

 

Keep the faith and imagine what your life will look like after this is behind us all... 

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 1994, Corporate Board Member

MSOE Nursing Faculty Member Making a Difference

April 21, 2020

MSOE's very own School of Nursing professor, Dr. Aruna Lal, has been deployed to New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force. We are so proud of our incredible faculty! Stay safe Major Lal and thank you for your service. 

Weekly Words of Encouragement

April 21, 2020

Each week we will spread some words of encouragement that have been submitted by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of MSOE. This weeks words of encouragement are: 

 

This too shall pass, keep your eyes on the good things and take it one day at a time!

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2019

 

In the words of Red Green, "I'm pulling for you, we're all in this together."

     - MSOE Alumni, Class of 2004

Designing for infectious disease and COVID-19 research

April 14, 2020

Laura Halverson’s MSOE journey has taken her from a rural town outside Green Bay, Wisconsin to the forefront of the fight to defend against COVID-19. Halverson, a 1995 graduate from the architectural engineering program, is using her MSOE education to design mechanical systems protecting researchers who could be directly exposed to the virus causing COVID-19 as they work to find a vaccine.

 

Check out the full story on how Laura is using her MSOE education and work experience to make a positive impact during these difficult times. 

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