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Retired Dean's Book Reveals College Success Strategies
6, 2005--With high school graduation parties on the horizon all summer
and the prospect of entering postsecondary education in the fall, freshly
minted high-school graduates and their parents might appreciate a new
book designed to help students complete college on time and with an efficient
The book is "Get Out of College and Get On With Your Career…On
Schedule—Insider Tips From the Dean" by Neal Prochnow, former
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Wisconsin-River
Only 30 percent of the students who start college graduate in four years,
and a surprising 17 percent take more than 10 years to matriculate.
Prochnow, a retired professor of physics at UW-RF, has been advising college
students for more than three decades. As a dean and professor, he has
met with thousands of students and parents as part of prospective student
programs as well as advising for registration. With this experience, he
saw the need for a realistic approach to college.
Prochnow offers a practical, how-to manual on completing a degree and
choosing a career. His book, published by Infinity Publishing, is a step-by-step
guide through registering for classes, choosing a major, changing majors,
connecting majors to careers, and acquiring the right skills for the 21st
While at the UW-RF, Prochnow provided the leadership to create the School
of Business and Economics within the College of Arts and Sciences, which
later grew into its own college. He as been recognized twice as an outstanding
science professor, and with his guidance, his three children completed
their degrees on schedule. He lives in River Falls with his wife, Karen.
The book is available at the signing event or from www.getoutofcollege.com
or toll-free 1-877-BUY-BOOK. To schedule readings or author signings,
contact Prochnow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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