Debbie Petrasek grew up in the Whitewater community and is a UW-Whitewater graduate, with a degree in accounting and a minor in French, who relied on financial aid and scholarships to reach her education goals. "It is very rewarding to be a part of this campus again and to work for a foundation that strives to raise funds to provide scholarships to students like me and improve campus infrastructure."
As a mother of two, Debbie knows she will soon be looking at universities through the eyes of a parent. "I want my children to have every opportunity available to them."
After graduating from UW-Whitewater, Debbie spent three years studying, working and traveling throughout Europe. She graduated with a Master of Science in Management from Boston University Brussels Graduate Center in Brussels, Belgium. Debbie has also earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as well as her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the Wisconsin chapter of CPAs (WICPA).
Debbie resides in Elkhorn with her children Mackenzie and Colton and her husband Lance, who also grew up primarily in the Whitewater area.
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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