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MILESTONES | A moment from the classroom

UW-Whitewater senior Alycia Clary, left, draws some applause and smiles for her response when management lecturer Jim Schnaedter, right, asked students if anyone wanted to share any interesting experiences from winter break. Clary stood, smiled and said, "I got married." Scroll down for more Warhawk marriages and class notes.

Photo by Craig Schreiner

Art professor winner in London graphic design competition

Daniel Kim's latest design for a popular grocery item blends practicality and art.

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Online bachelor’s degree seventh best in the nation, MBA ranks highly

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016 list of the best online programs — based on criteria including student engagement, peer reputation and faculty credentials and training.

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Alumna meets Michelle Obama as part of First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

Lisa Koenecke, who earned her M.S. in 2008 and is an award-winning school counselor in Stoughton, is meeting with legislators and the first lady on the importance of counselors in helping students pursue post-secondary school or training.

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Class notes

1987

Jeffrey Knutson, who received a BBA in accounting, was selected by the board of directors of Racine-based Disc Inc. to be its chief financial officer and treasurer. Read more...


1990

The University of Kentucky has appointed John W. Schweib director of the School of Music and associate professor of music education in the College of Fine Arts. Read more...


1992

Jeffrey R. Miller, who graduated with an MEPD, was honored by his high school, Racine Case, and inducted into its athletic hall of fame. Miller, head coach for both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams and assistant coach for the men’s and women's track and field teams, has been coaching at UW-Whitewater since 1982. His jersey will be displayed on the wall of the high school gym.

Andrew D. Speth, who graduated with a B.A. in political science, was named senior advisor to Congressman Paul Ryan. Read more...


1993

Plymouth, Michigan-based Resinate Materials Group has hired Kris Weigal as chief commercial officer and business and business director. Weigal received an MBA in production management. Read more...

Entrepreneurship program a model for the nation

Opportunities abound for Warhawk entrepreneurs. They're starting their own companies, winning grants and national awards and — buoyed by experienced and talented faculty mentors — making names for themselves in the competitive business world.

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VIDEO: Wrestling thriller

Warhawk wrestlers, ranked No. 20 in the nation headed into the dual, rallied to defeat No. 5 UW-La Crosse in a WIAC match at Kachel Gymnasium.

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Upcoming events

MAR

5

Annual Luncheon

The Villages, Florida

MAR

6

Annual Breakfast

Fort Myers, Florida

APR

16

Founders Day

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VIDEO: Wheelchair dancers take the leap

Beauty and athleticism. Creativity and inclusiveness.


Welcome to the world of wheelchair dance at UW-Whitewater.

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Class notes (continued)

1997

Brian Fricano, who graduated with a B.A. in communication, was the featured entrepreneur on a recent episode of Inc.com’s Ask Marcus Lemonis. Each week a business owner gets the opportunity to meet with Lemonis, who answers one question about a pressing business challenge. Fricano asked about when he should start hiring additional sales personnel for Sustainable Supply, his Broomfield, Colorado-based startup, which in 2015 was expected to sell about $10 million worth of eco-friendly supplies to restaurants and other businesses. Lemonis had a surprising answer for the UW-Whitewater alumnus. Read more...


1999

Victor Herbst, who received an M.S. in technology-enhanced education, was named Wisconsin Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Herbst is the basketball coach of Janesville Craig High School. Read more...


2000

Allen Frazier, who graduated with an MBA, was named dean of the Carter College of Business Administration of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Read more...


2002

Jackson State University has named Camille Ross, who graduated with a BFA in fine arts with a minor in coaching, as its women’s track and field and cross-country coach. Read more...

The Milwaukee Police Department awarded Police Officer Michael Walker, a nine-year veteran, with the Medal of Honor-Combat. Walker graduated with a B.A. in urban geography. Read more...


2006

The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce has hired Jen Feuerhammer, who received a B.A. in journalism-advertising, as director of communications. Read more...

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association has named James Debilzen, who received a B.A. in journalism-print, as its director of communications. Read more...


2014

New Berlin-based Paul Conway Shields has appointed James Conway director of global commerce. Conway received a BBA in general business. Read more...

Marriages

Sandra Schroeder 1980
   to Michael Martin

Jennifer K. Tilley 2009
   to Eric W. Hedrich 2004

Kelly Ambrose 2010
   to Andrew Mischock

Jennifer Hornsey 2010
   to Mike Fischer

Brittney L. Foster 2011
   to Marcus Mitchell

Abigail D. Heying 2011
   to Richard A. LaCoursier Jr.

Heather Goodall 2012
   to Bruce Langer 2011

Alissa B. LaRock 2012
   to Jeremy S. Collier 2012

Krystal Moore 2012
   to Michael Peterson

Katharine Dodge 2013
   to Bordon Erickson 2012

Abbie Reetz 2013
   to Bradly Ford 2011

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Foundation and giving: The UW-Whitewater Foundation plays an integral role in enhancing the university's long-held tradition of high-quality, accessible education by bridging the gap between state funding and tuition dollars.

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Fleet Street comes alive

through thoughtful set direction

Students are busy setting the stage for UW-Whitewater's presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Eric Appleton, associate professor of theatre/dance, talks about balancing the artistic and practical elements of set design in this broadcast.

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Obituaries

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1938

Jeanette Kendell Lorenz, B.E.


1939

Herbert J. Langen, B.E.


1942

Vivian June Wetmore, Attended


1944

Helen G. (O’Neill) Hart, B.E.


1951

Vera Rose (Helling) Brooks B.Ed.
Margaret Jean (Van Skike) Gadow
  Attended


1952

Jerome W. Steck, B.E.


1958

Earl Bernard Buffington, B.E.
Evan W. Wiechmann, B.E.
Frank D. Wietersen, Attended


1959

Roger B. Andersen, B.S.
Gerald A. Bowe, B.Ed.

1964

Ruth Bingham Berger, Attended Ruby A. (Sneath) Caucutt, B.E.


1966

Nancy L. Hustad, B.E.
Thomas Wenzel, B.E.


1967

Gerald A. Burton, B.E.; MST ’71


1968

Audrey Lucille Mettel Fixmer
  B.Ed.; MST ’76

Theodore J. Landmann, B.S.


1969

Joanne Mary (Milarch) Olsen, B.A.


1970

Ellen L. (Callow) Gries, MST
Kenneth Ochalla, BSE


1971

Mary Ellen (Zabel) Rebenstorf, BSE
Ronald Nicholas Zingsheim, BSE


1973

David Lindemann, Attended 1971-1973
Beverly A. Watkins, MSE

1977

Cynthia N. Clark , BSE
Jim Tietjen, BSE


1980

Susan C. Jurgens Buffington, BBA
Dick A. LaChapell, BBA
Eugene T. Wyka, B.S.


1998

Lori Sue (Wolter) Burns, M.S.


2000

Janet M. (Hillenmayer) Nawoj, MSE


2007

Marcus S. “Marc” Eaton, B.S.


2010

Angela M. Riley, BSE


EMERITUS

Mary Ann Emery, Lecturer in
  Languages and Literatures 1990-2016

Squire Luttrell, Assistant Professor of
   Library and Learning Resources
  1970-1987

S. Galen Smith, Professor of Biology
  1965-1991

Donald K. Zahn, Associate Dean, College of Business and Economics
  1978-2011

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