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February 2017 Issue 2

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Internationally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith to set up residency at Crossman Gallery

A prolific printmaker, photographer and sculptor, Kiki Smith will visit UW-Whitewater March 6-10 to give a lecture and work alongside students to create a series of prints. Her visit is possible because of an endowment gifted to campus by alumna Annette (Derge) Schuh ’71 and her husband Dale.

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Student's book on college success gains praise from CEOs

Brandon Fong, an entrepreneurship and marketing major, has published “Leverage: Escape the College Rat Race, Design the Life You Want, and Take the Real World by Storm.”

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PHOTOS: 2017 Polar Plunge

Our Warhawk family joined the Whitewater community at Cravath Lakefront Park in an event that raised more than $61,000 for Special Olympics by jumping into freezing water.

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PHOTOS: Warhawk swimming/diving in action

The UW-Whitewater men's and women's swimming and diving teams each won their program's final regular season meet earlier this month against UW-La Crosse at the Williams Center.

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Professor’s research on women and Japanese society focus of new book

Akiko Yoshida has expanded on research from her doctorate dissertation to publish “Unmarried Women in Japan: The Drift into Singlehood” with Routledge, a cutting-edge publisher for humanities and social sciences.

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Upcoming events

FEB

26

Fort Myers Breakfast

Fort Myers, Florida

MAR

26

Alumni Lunch in Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizon

APR

22

Founders Day at UW-Whitewater

Old Main Ballroom

NOV

4

Homecoming

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Class notes

Greg Reinhard, who received a B.S. in 2008 and was a standout pitcher on the Warhawks baseball team, is featured in an article about a $3.2 million, 52,000 square-foot indoor training facility designed for baseball and softball athletes in his GRB Academy, a DeForest business also open for other sports like lacrosse, rugby, soccer.

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Class notes

1980

Craig Christensen, who received a BBA in general business, was named a 2017 “Leaders in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Christensen works at Habush Habush & Rottier in Milwaukee.

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1984

The World Council of Credit Unions has named Paul Treinen as its new chief operating officer, responsible for the day-to-day tactical and operational management of the organization. Trienen, who received a BBA in accounting, will be based in Madison.

1991

Mary Hookham, who graduated with a B.A. in print journalism with a minor in English for writers, penned “Life dedicated to yields, learning” for Agri-View Magazine.

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Peter von Allmen, who received a MEPD in professional development, was featured in an article about the naming of Arrowhead High School’s Peter von Allen Memorial Court in his honor.

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1999

Milwaukee-based financial technology firm Advicent has promoted Angela Pecoraro to president and chief operating officer. Pecoraro, who received a BBA in entrepreneurship, will spearhead the company’s global client engagement and lead all growth, implementation, training and support functions of the business.

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Class notes

2002

Madison Gas and Electric and MGE Energy, Inc., announced that Jeffrey Keebler has assumed the roles of president and CEO. Keebler, who received an MBA, was also appointed to the board of directors of both companies.

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2008

Kristin R. (Bagniewski) Mickelson, who received a B.A. in journalism with a broadcast emphasis and a minor in multimedia, was introduced to the Whitewater Common Council as the city’s new public relations and communications manager.

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2012

Kalla M. Schaefer, who received a B.A. in psychology with a human services minor, was named boys tennis coach at Middleton High School.

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Kent R. Schafer, who graduated with an MSE in school psychology, is featured in an article about the deaf community at the University of Alabama, where he is working toward his doctorate in the School of Psychology.

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2013

Kendra (Gabrielse) Neuville, who received a BBA in accounting and an MPA in 2014, was promoted to senior accountant at Schenck SC in Green Bay.

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A day at the Capitol

Representatives from UW-Whitewater were in Madison this month to meet with legislators and staffers — many of whom are Warhawk alumni — at the Capitol.

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PHOTOS: Navajo silversmiths visit campus

Artists Allison Snowhawk Lee and his son Trent Lee shared their talents as silversmiths at a free public illustrated lecture, which was followed by a workshop for advanced metals students.

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Class notes

2015

Jordan Costabile, who earned a BBA in accounting and an MPA in accounting in 2016, was hired as a staff accountant at Vrakas SC in Brookfield.

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Shelby Leonard, who earned a BBA in accounting and an MPA in accounting in 2016, was hired as a staff accountant at Vrakas SC in Brookfield.

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Tyler Metz, who earned a BBA in accounting and an MPA in accounting in 2016, was hired as a staff accountant at Vrakas SC in Brookfield.

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2016

Kayla Kakonis, who received a BBA in marketing with an emphasis in digital marketing, was hired at Brookfield-based Vrakas SC as the firm’s first marketing coordinator.

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Katelynn Lorenzi, who graduated with a BBA in accounting, has been hired as a staff accountant at Vrakas SC in Brookfield.

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Alyssa C. Martner, who received a B.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis and a general business minor, has joined Butler-based Wallner Builders as a marketing assistant.

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Update your alumni record: UW-Whitewater attempts to keep its records as up-to-date as possible so that you receive every benefit of being an alum, such as special invitations to events in your community and the Whitewater magazine.

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Check out your benefits: There are ways we can help you keep in touch with what's going on around campus, discounts you can take advantage of when you travel, or even ways to keep the tradition alive and send another generation back to your alma mater.

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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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Free income tax filing

On Saturdays and Wednesdays through April 12, UW-Whitewater will provide free tax help and free electronic filing of 2016 federal and Wisconsin tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate levels of income.

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Obituaries

Select name for full obituary


1947

Harold L. Eggleson, B.Ed.


1961

Norma Jean (Lueder) Cleary, B.E.


1964

Douglas Klitzkie, B.E.

Kenneth Laun, B.E.


1966

Jean Roseman Culver, B.E.


1967

James William Cain, B.A.


1967

Leroy J. Hoekman, B.S.


1970

Richard Nustad, BBA


1971

James A. Price, BSE

1972

Thomas K. Pearson, BSE ’75 MST


1973

Stephen W. Carpenter, M.S.

Mike Fanning, attended 1972-1973

Ann E. Ledger, B.A.


1978

Elaine R. (Van Dixhorn) Considine, MEPD


1982

Nancy L. Pope, B.E.


1986

Joanne E. (Schumann) Neuendorf, attended 1985-1986


1989

Daniel S. Moore, B.S.


2007

Carisa J. Stanek, B.S.

EMERITUS

Jon Douglas Carlson, Department of Psychology, 1978-1986


Daniel J. Hapka, custodial staff, 1959-1987


Clarence J. Kozlowski, custodial staff, 1968-2004


Ruth Miner-Kessel, Department of Political Science, 1958-1985


Vernon “Lee” Rexroat, professor of special education, 1964-1994


David Van Doren, Department of Counselor Education, 1982-2016

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