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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has long aimed to meet the needs of the community by offering personal and professional enrichment courses.

A new program announcement from the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement adds to that history and packs an added bonus—each program was developed and will be taught in partnership with local organizations and professionals.

The new offering, called Keep Educating Yourself (K.E.Y) Programs, includes the topics of  personal finance, career change, caregiving for the “sandwiched” generation and creating vitality in your life.

The goal of the programs, according to continuing education director Susan Adams, is to respond to community needs and make strong connections within the Oshkosh and Fox Valley areas.

“We have really talented and well-known experts right here in our community,” Adams said. “It is such a good fit for the University to partner with local organizations for continuing education opportunities.”

According to Adams, these courses are not only an opportunity for participants to learn, they are also an opportunity for them to meet people and build a network.

“We all know you can sign up for webinars and courses online, and people can find good information that way,” Adams said. “But these in-person courses allow people to meet and talk with each other. Our hope is that participants build a network that adds to the classroom learning.”

One example of this community partnership is with AEGIS Financial of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

UW Oshkosh and AEGIS Financial are holding a six-part course on Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement.

“We are pleased to enter a new partnership with UW Oshkosh, and we hope to educate the community at large about the fundamentals of planning for and throughout retirement,” AEGIS Financial president William Bowman said. “We are proud to be part of an organization committed to enriching lives.”

Adams said that Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement will discuss topics of making informed decisions about setting your goals, allocating assets, minimizing the impact of taxes and planning for a legacy.

“We really wanted to approach all aspects of retirement planning so participants can leave the class with a large amount of information,” Adams said.

K.E.Y. Programs courses start in February, and registration is available at UW Oshkosh alumni, faculty and staff receive a registration discount, and scholarship funds are available.

For more information on Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement or other K.E.Y. Program courses, visit, call (800) 633-1442 or email These programs are presented by the UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement.