As part of a generous contribution from Candice Tylke ’94, the first female firefighter graduate of Madison Area Technical College, new opportunities are available for women interested in fire science careers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Tylke, a West Allis, Wisconsin, native, was a veteran firefighter and paramedic for the city of Beloit, Wisconsin, and had experience as a flight paramedic. She passed away July 26, 2008, at the age of 42.
The donation from Tylke’s estate will fund the annual Candice E. Tylke Scholarship for students in the Fire and Emergency Response Management (FERM) program. First priority is given to female applicants. UW Oshkosh is the only university in Wisconsin to offer this bachelor’s degree program.
Tylke’s estate and a donation from Pierce Manufacturing will reduce the cost by 85 percent for women ages 15–20 to participate in the GO! Fire Science Camp. The field experience for women-only explores careers in fire and emergency response services.
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