When life doesn’t go according to plan, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau can be an exciting part of your new plan. Listen .. “Life happens.” Sometimes when you least expect it. Job loss, divorce, pregnancy, stock market crash or another life challenge. At times like these, you may need to summon your resilience and gracefully shift to your Plan B. The exciting news? Doing so may be of great benefit to you! Learning to be resilient — to foster your ability to adjust to misfortune or change — is a valuable lesson to help you succeed in whatever new path your life may take. And those new paths may lead to UW-Stevens Point at Wausau (formerly UW-Marathon County), where they now offer bachelor’s degrees in business administration or social work, right from the Wausau campus, and a Master’s of Business Administration in applied leadership and decision-making, too. Now’s a great time to explore new opportunities to earn your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree from UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. Admissions of new students are up significantly over last year. The university’s future is bright, and with their help, yours can be too. That’s all because UW-Stevens Point at Wausau understands students. They understand the challenges and uncertainties you now face as students. And they provide solutions – by providing access to an affordable, high-quality, local university education: Financial access — Maybe you had planned to go to a flagship college, but what seemed affordable then no longer seems realistic. And the idea of graduating with $50,000 in student loan debt is not appealing, either. UW-Stevens Point at Wausau offers extremely affordable tuition ($5,196 for tuition and fees for the year), the ability to live at home, and excellent faculty members who teach to the highest standards. Academic access — As a gateway to the UW System, the university prepares high-achieving students, as well as those feeling a bit under-prepared. If that is you, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau will help you to achieve your educational goals. They want you to succeed. Local access — Maybe you have a job in or near Wausau and with your other responsibilities (like childcare), a daily school commute elsewhere doesn’t work for you. Or maybe you just wish to remain close to home. UW-Stevens Point at Wausau offers options: face-to-face classroom, hybrid or online instruction. Choose what works best for your unique learning needs. As an access point to the UW System, when you complete your time at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, you can seamlessly transfer your credits to the main campus in Stevens Point or any other four-year UW institution, including UW-Madison. With the individualized instruction and support you’ll get from starting your college education at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, you’ll be able to compete successfully at any university you choose. So, if life has dealt you some cards you didn’t expect, this may be the perfect time to dig deep within yourself and match your dreams and current constraints to an educational institution that truly understands and cares about you. After all, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau has demonstrated its own resilience, has adjusted to change, and has emerged revitalized — with a clear commitment to providing access, quality instruction and educational value to local community members. If you’re in need of a Plan B, take the time to visit UW-Stevens Point at Wausau or their website, www.uwsp.edu/wausau, and look with fresh eyes to see if this isn’t the best place for you to launch your comeback. Brad Karger is retired and formerly served as administrator of Marathon County.