Category

Recognition

Eric Barrow ’93

Spring 2017

Andy Clayton, New York Daily News

Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow ’93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up …

Melissa Auerbach Murphy ’01

Spring 2017

Scott Suchman

When 73 percent of hiring managers say that appearance is a big factor in who gets the …

Angie Stanton ’98

Spring 2017

Alumni author’s latest book is a campus trip through time.

Dorri McGhee McWhorter ’95

Winter 2016

Photo by Alissa Pagels

As the CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, …

Albert “Ab” Nicholas ’52, MBA’55

Winter 2016

Farewell to a Good Friend

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80

Fall 2016

Matt Perko

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John …

Ben McCready x’76

Fall 2016

The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.

Thomas Kalil ’85

Summer 2016

He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”

Nicole Rocklin ’01

Summer 2016

A movie producer talks about life in the spotlight after her Oscar win, and why she knew she had to produce a movie about journalists who uncovered sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

Carey Dunai Lohrenz ’90

Summer 2016

She translates the soaring highs and lows of her career as the U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot into powerful insights about teamwork and leadership.

Scott Wilhelm ’01

Spring 2016

He helps travelers go way off the beaten path.

Raney Aronson-Rath ’92

Spring 2016

She uses virtual reality to tell some of the world's toughest — and most important — stories.

Regina “Jeanie” Davan ’03

Spring 2016

She can stop conversation by saying what she does for a living.

Laura Neuman ’89, JD’93

Winter 2015

Her work empowers citizens in the developing world.

Michael Molnar PhD’71

Winter 2015

The search for the most famous star in history.

Stacy Igel ’99

Fall 2015

The force behind Boy Meets Girl, a clothing line aimed at young women.

Jan Ramer DVM ’95

Fall 2015

Her office is home to thirty-one rare and endangered species.

Distinguished Alumni: Herbert “Herb” H. Kohl ’56 - Wisconsin Alumni Association

Spring 2017

Herb Kohl ’56 was a U.S. Senator, a businessman, and a sports titan, but he remains a Badger at his core.

Jack Archibald ’72: Stained-Glass Wizard

Summer 2015

Since the late 1970s, the Jack Archibalsd has created more than sixty stained-glass installations.

Philip Tedeschi ’84, MS’87: Animal Alliances

Spring 2015

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day for Philip Tedeschi.

Kim Kelleher ’93: Media Mogul

Spring 2015

Kim Kelleher's latest move has landed her at Wired magazine, where she is VP-publisher.

Lisa Nett ’97: Arbor Day All The Time

Winter 2014

For Lisa Nett ’97, a tree doesn’t just grow in Brooklyn.

Mark Riccobono ’99: Pioneer for the Blind

Winter 2014

Mark Riccobono's UW–Madison experience served as an awakening.

Alexandra DeWalt ’13: E-Book Sensation

Fall 2014

Ali Dewalt got a taste of what it’s like to be a hit author before she even arrived on campus.

Kevin Henkes x’83: Connecting with Kids

Fall 2014

A class project sparked a career as an author and illustrator.

Anna Therese Day ’10: Freelancer Advocate

Summer 2014

For Anna Therese Day ’10, going the freelance route in pursuit of a journalism career wasn’t so much a choice as it was a calling.

Dan Venne ’01: From Bands to Brands

Summer 2014

The work of Dan Venne ’01 is everywhere.

David Bither MA’78: Record-Holding Record Label

Spring 2014

David Bither MA’78 of Nonesuch Records goes with his heart.

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

Spring 2014

For Melinda Myers MS’86, there’s something special about helping people grow their first tomato.

Geraldine Hines JD’71: Defending Justice

Winter 2013

Hines traces her path to the judge’s bench directly back to her experience as one of four black students in the UW Law School’s Class of 1971.

Viveca Chan ’76: Ad Agency Pioneer

Winter 2013

Chen had no idea what she wanted to do with her life — only that she wanted a U.S. education.

D. Wayne Lukas ’57, MS’60:
Still Racing Strong

Winter 2013

There’s no how-to book in thoroughbred racing ... experience is paramount.

Sweet and Scary: Leigh Henderson MBA’07

Fall 2013

When it comes to baking cakes, Leigh Henderson MBA’07 is good — scary good.

Andrew Stoltmann ’94: Defending Investors

Fall 2013

Andrew Stoltmann ’94 witnessed the cruel effects of fiscal crime when his father was swindled in a real estate deal, losing $80,000.

Jeff DeGraff PhD’85: Dean of Innovation

Summer 2013

"If you want to become better and new, the positive tension that comes from diversity, people holding divergent views, is essential to making innovation happen."

Marshall Brickman ’62: The Jersey Score “Dueling Banjos” to Jersey Boys

Summer 2013

“My theory of life — and career choices — then and now is to hang out with people that I don’t mind having lunch with.”

Rich Varda ’75: A Sustainable Target

Spring 2013

When you want to reduce your energy consumption, you might swap an incandescent light bulb for a more efficient compact fluorescent. But Rich Varda ’75 thinks bigger — much bigger.

Carolyn Smith ’87: Pushing the Limits

Spring 2013

Carolyn Smith ’87’s calves have powered her through more grueling miles than most people can even fathom.

John Schmitt ’80: The Long Road

Winter 2012

For years, John Schmitt ’80 had heard that many of the world’s people live without access to clean, safe water

Bob Wills MS’81, PhD’83, JD’91: Urban Cheesemaker

Winter 2012

When night settles on Milwaukee’s near south side, Clock Shadow Creamery starts humming