Wisconsin-based Stoughton Trailers LLC, together with the Wahlin Foundation, a private foundation supporting Stoughton Trailers communities, has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics to create a new program supporting business education. Through a combination of student scholarships and faculty fellowships, the program is designed to promote a well-trained Wisconsin workforce.
“Stoughton Trailers and the Wahlin Foundation understand that investing in today’s college students is really an investment in the economy of our state.” said Paul Ambrose, interim dean of the College of Business and Economics. “Stoughton Trailers is a leader in manufacturing and distribution. UW-Whitewater is Wisconsin’s largest business school. This partnership is an example of what happens when we work together for the future of our communities.”
The Stoughton Trailers Student Scholarship program will provide ten $1,500 scholarships in each of the next five years. The Wahlin Foundation Distinguished Fellowship in Supply Chain will be a $10,000 stipend awarded in each of the next five years to a qualifying member of the college’s Information Technology and Supply Chain department. Together, this $125,000 gift serves to create awareness of local employers while making quality college education more affordable to 50 future employees.
“Now more than ever, people, education, and research are at the forefront of our business world. The Wahlin Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater share a common vision and ideas to promote a better future,” said Betsy McClimon, executive director of The Wahlin Foundation Inc. “We are excited to partner with the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics, and its outstanding students, faculty, and alumni.”