Activity center

The UW-Stevens Point Activity Center named Skyward Fieldhouse

STEVENS POINT – In recognition of the generous support of the founders/owners of Skyward Inc., the multi-activity center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been named Skyward Fieldhouse.

Skyward Founders/Owners, Jim King, Class of 1968, and his wife, Jean, created the Skyward Scholars program. This new endowed program will provide four-year scholarships to incoming UW-Stevens Point students pursuing a career in programming. When fully operational, up to 20 Skyward Scholars will benefit from this program at any one time. The scholarship program will also enhance curricular activities within the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies and builds on more than two decades of curricular and scholarship support.

“The Skyward Fieldhouse reflects Skyward’s continued importance and commitment to education,” said Scott Glinski, CEO of Skyward. “We couldn’t be happier to continue our long-standing partnership with UWSP through this dedication. Skyward appreciates the support of our owners Jim and Jean King and the endless passion and support they bring to the university, which has a great impact on the surrounding community.

They were recognized at a Skyward Fieldhouse dedication on September 2. Skyward Fieldhouse signage was unveiled/displayed on two interior walls of this center’s gym in the Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall, 2050 Fourth Ave. The MAC, a 54,000 square foot recreation space with basketball courts and a 200-meter indoor track, is the largest space on campus for open recreation, team workouts, and large events, including launch ceremonies.

“We are so grateful for the long-term support of Jim and Jean King and so proud to call them UW-Stevens Point Partners,” said Chancellor Thomas Gibson. “Thank you for your ingenuity, caring, generosity, and unwavering support of UWSP and our community. Along with Jim’s brother, they formed Skyward, a respected local provider of K-12 school administration software. year, which has grown exponentially at Stevens Point. Skyward has offered internship opportunities to dozens of our students and hired hundreds of UW-Stevens Point graduates, approximately 40% of their employees.

The Skyward Scholars program will help even more students pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer systems. Five students would receive the partial scholarship for up to four consecutive years. Each year, five additional students will be selected for the Skyward Scholars program.

“We thank Skyward for their generous donation. The Skyward Scholars program is an exciting addition to the range of scholarships we can offer our students,” said Tomi Heimonen, associate professor and president of UW-Stevens Point Computing and New Media Technologies. “Thanks to this program, students who progress in computer information systems programs will have fewer obstacles in achieving their academic and professional goals.”

For more information about the Skyward Scholars program, contact the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies at 715-346-4409 or email [email protected]

Source: UW-Stevens Point