Admit Day Celebrates Student Possibilities

Posted by Stevens Point Area Public School District on 1/4/2023

SPASH Partners with Mid-State to Remove Barriers to Higher Education

  Students pose for admit day with administrators

Students, teachers and administrators were all smiles at the 2022 Admit Day hosted by Mid-State Technical College. Ninety-five students were admitted to Mid-State through the 60 Forward initiative, an effort by Wisconsin Technical Colleges, the UW System, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to increase postsecondary attainment by 60% before 2027. The program removes all admissions barriers for 2023 Transition to Success seniors resulting in increased earning potential and economic mobility for students’ futures. 


Students pose for admit day photo

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Mid-State Technical College to advance postsecondary access for students," said Jon Vollendorf, SPASH Principal. "This partnership is a great opportunity and aligns with our commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed. We are grateful for the support of Mid-State and look forward to working together to help our students achieve their full potential."


"At Mid-State, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, and this partnership allows us to remove barriers and provide support to students who may otherwise face challenges in achieving their academic and career goals," said Jackie Esselman, dean of Recruitment & Admissions at Mid-State Technical College. "We are excited to work with SPASH to advance the 60 Forward initiative and help students achieve their full potential."