Success story: Adult Degree grad is featured in federal ‘Ticket to Work’ video
A UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program graduate is the subject of a great online video success story from the federal “Ticket to Work” program. Rob McClain is a 2013 graduate who lost 300 pounds, overcame illness and job loss and underwent a kidney transplant en route to a degree — and a future back in the workforce. McClain, who earned his Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree, works for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Manitowoc, driving each day from Mountain where he cares for his aging mother and serves as a volunteer EMT and firefighter. McClain worked closely with Eric Craver, director of external relations for the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, and Craver is featured in the video. McClain calls earning his degree one of his biggest accomplishments, and a commencement-day photo of him receiving his diploma from Chancellor Tom Harden is visible in the background during McClain’s interview scenes. “The world is a better place because of people like Robby McClain,” Craver tells us. “UW-Green Bay is a better place for having played a small part in helping him achieve his goals. WE are better people for having been a tiny part of the process.” Great story.