News: Class of 2021
During my time working with small-scale and beginning farmers, I began to realize how the lack of portable benefits packages and incentives to save for retirement would affect not only a large and under-represented group of workers, but ultimately the U.S. economy.
Wisconsin Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes shared his personal story of struggle to inspire the Class of 2021 during the La Follette School’s first all-virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 9. Barnes, the country’s youngest lieutenant governor, spoke candidly about challenging and losing to an incumbent in a race for State Senate.
The La Follette School’s first all-virtual alumni reunion is less than a month away! Alumni from 1975 through 2018 already have registered for the hour-long event on Thursday, May 13.
"The La Follette School gives me the flexibility to take the courses I find most relevant. French coursework has helped me communicate with my partner in the Congo DPR, while a human resources class at the Wisconsin School of Business gave me an introduction on how to effectively manage an organization’s human capital."