WSAW: UW System President Tommy Thompson promotes tuition credit program during stop at UWSP
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

​By Ben Helwig

One-hundred-and-twenty-five students from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point have benefited from a tuition credit while gaining work experience. Last fall, the UW System offered nursing students a $500 tuition credit for agreeing to work in hospitals and other health care settings and to help administer vaccines.

Tuesday, interim UW President Tommy Thompson was at UWSP to announce the tuition credit would be continued.

At UWSP, the credit resulted in a combined $70,000 for students.

While on campus Thompson joined the nursing facility and Chancellor Thomas Gibson to promote vaccinations.

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