Success Stories

Testing the Waters

UW-Whitewater senior Jeffrey Smyczek and associate professor Eric Compas worked with the Rock River Coalition on a 10-day project called "Testing the Waters," a sampling of the river between Horicon and Beloit. Kayaks fixed with scientific equipment provided data on dissolved oxygen level, pH level, electrical conductivity and temperature.

National Science ScholarshipUW-Whitewater Science scholarship winner

Geology major Melanie Sorman won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, an honor given annually to the nation's best students who are pursuing research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Science Publication on Cancer Cell Research

Christopher Veldkamp, associate professor of chemistry, and three of his students were published in Science, one of the most prestigious journals in the world. Their research centered on immune cells and how they move within the body.

UW-Whitewater arts department endowmentGenerous Arts Endowment

The Department of Art and Design received a $1 million gift from alumna Annette (Derge) Schuh '71 and her husband Dale. The endowed gift will support an annual visit of a visual artist of significant stature to campus, offering the same transformative visual arts experience that Annette Schuh had as a student.

UW-Whitewater AMA chapterUnprecedented Success for AMA Chapter

The American Marketing Association Chapter at UW-Whitewater accomplished something that it had never done before, winning the International Chapter of the Year Award for a fifth consecutive year at the organization's collegiate conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. It's the program's 13th overall title in 38 years.

Student Success Center

Thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus, Byron R. "Chris" Chrisman '59, in honor of his late wife, Mary Poppe Chrisman '57, an addition to campus has been set in motion. The Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center will house the UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center, serving thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction. The 18,390 square-foot three-story addition, which broke ground in May 2016 and is expected to open in fall 2017, will connect to Laurentide Hall.