The cost of attending college is an ongoing concern for the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Rural youth in particular are feeling the pinch of a troubled economy and rising educational costs. In partnership with the UW Foundation, CALS has created the Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Fund to help deserving students in rural Wisconsin achieve their dreams to become leaders in fields related to agriculture, food, health, energy and the environment.
To support this important scholarship fund, the public is invited to join CALS, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Rd., Arlington, WI 53911, for a barbeque dinner. Special guest at the barbecue is new UW-Madison Vice Chancellor, Vince Sweeney. Sweeney, a longtime UW-Madison athletics administrator, has recently joined the chancellor's leadership team as the university's first vice chancellor for university relations. Among his many responsibilities, Sweeney is tasked with coordinating the university's messaging and relationship-building strategies across a broad range of audiences, from the campus community to legislators, parents, alumni, donors and friends across the world.
The barbeque costs $15/person with portions of the proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Please send an RSVP form (available at: www.cals.wisc.edu/i/RSVP_for_web.pdf) with payment to 140 Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 by September 1 to save your place. Make checks payable to UW-Madison.