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To celebrate 50 years of philanthropy in the Fox Cities, the Mielke Family Foundation has given $2.5 million to Lawrence University so students can earn elementary education certification, officials announced Monday.

Dr. John and Sally Mielke said the foundation has focused in recent years on birth-to-five and early childhood education. The gift to Lawrence expands on that vision, while honoring the foundation's work since its establishment in 1963....

Students will build on their knowledge of education through a year-long apprenticeship included in the education program expansion. The apprenticeship puts students alongside master teachers in the Appleton Area School District....

Ken Notes: Please thank the Mielke's for me, tell them Mayor Ken says they are one the huge reasons Wisconsin is such a great state...

Read More At: http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/mielke-family-foundation-gives-m-lawrence/12947567/



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