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Recognition

Dave and Rachel ’03 Brown: Amazing Race Champions

Fall 2012

. . . the Browns became the most successful team in race history by winning a record eight challenges.

Jamie Yuenger ’04: Mini-Documentarian

Fall 2012

“We are all part of a bigger story.”

Emily Friedman ’07: On the Campaign Trail

Summer 2012

Emily Friedman has a front-row seat to history as an ABC News digital reporter covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Tom Hall ’86: Video Game Innovator

Summer 2012

“I felt guilty eating breakfast. I had to get in to work and make the game.”

Michael Wenninger DVM’04: Exotic Animal Vet

Spring 2012

A typical day for veterinarian Michael Wenninger DVM’04 brings to mind something that you’d see on Animal Planet.

Sarah Wu ’99: Exposing School Lunches

Spring 2012

A hotdog encased in soggy bagel dough with a side of Tater Tots and a skimpy fruit cup might not seem like much to write home about, but . . .

Michael Eddy ’90: Assisting in the Birth of a Nation

Winter 2011

Making history in southern Sudan

Harris ’06 & Lyle ’08 Friess: Taking a Shot at Making a Difference

Winter 2011

Brooklyn Youth Sports Club: Basketball to promote academic excellence

Bruce Kania ’75: Floating a Sustainable Idea

Fall 2011

No man is an island. However, one man’s name is becoming synonymous with them.

Ronald Silverman ’69: Dentist to a Dictator

Fall 2011

Ron Silverman ’69 stared into the jaws of death five years ago when he found himself fitting a crown molding for the mouth of Saddam Hussein.

Estella Leopold ’48: Carrying on the Leopold Legacy

Summer 2011

“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.

Marjorie Liu JD’03: Genre Bender

Summer 2011

There’s nothing in the family law classes to prepare future Badger attorneys to understand the relationship between a woman and a merman.

Ben Weiner ’06 and Kelly Korevec ’06: Partnership in Motion

Spring 2011

Weiner and Korevec create dailymile.com.

Madelon Rosenfeld ’71: Staying Sharp as a Fencing Champion

Spring 2011

Judge (and fencing champ) Rosenfeld makes her point with cold steel.

Zach Bassett ’09: Setting Sail through Craigslist

Winter 2010

Just days before launching his professional career in Hastings, Minnesota, Zach Bassett ’09 was sailing a forty-six-foot yacht in the Mediterranean.

Rod Clark ’71: Literature in Bloom

Winter 2010

As the editor of the literary magazine Rosebud, Rod Clark has published nearly 50 issues

The New Adventures of Tricia O’Kelley

Fall 2010

After years of being what she called a “professional guest star,” (Patricia) Tricia O’Kelley ’90 scored a steady gig when she landed a role in CBS’s hit sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Dennis White: Saving an Ancient Art

Fall 2010

Dennis White works to preserve Ojibwe culture.

Pam Alexander ’90, JD ’02: Animal Defender

Summer 2010

Pam Hart Alexander co-founded SAAV to help save animals.

Kurt Unterholzner ’82: Transplant Hero

Summer 2010

Kurt Unterholzner makes the most of his second chance.

Tony Dreyfuss ’97: The Philosophy of Joe

Summer 2009

Since Tony Dreyfuss ’97 opened Metropolis Coffee in 2003 in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, it’s garnered publicity in publications ranging from Saveur to London’s Evening Standard.

Michael Mann ’65: Location, Location, Location

Summer 2009

Filmmaker Michael Mann ’65 says he chose to shoot his movie Public Enemies in the Badger state because, “There is no place else in America I can think of where [the] 1930s or ’20s or ’40s is as vivid as it is in Wisconsin. I’d forgotten how beautiful the state is.”

Jacquie Berg ’05: Soul Survivor

Spring 2009

Jacquie Berg ’05 doesn’t just conquer challenges; she welcomes them. The California resident recently competed as a contestant on the CBS reality show Survivor: Gabon, where her daily life included meals of termites and ferns, and a less-than-ideal survival wardrobe.

John Ruf JD’93: The Man Who Loves Sailing

Spring 2009

Nothing has ever stopped John Ruf JD’93 from sailing — not the operations or radiation he underwent as a child to treat a tumor on his spine, nor the paralyzing injury he suffered after a car accident in 1998, when his mode of transportation became a wheelchair.

Dena Grushkin Florczyk ’80: Making a Difference in Nigeria

Winter 2009

“I have become somewhat of a voice for the voiceless,” says public school teacher Dena Grushkin Florczyk ’80, who founded The Nigerian School Project to provide much-needed resources to teachers and students in Nigeria.

Everett Potter ’76: Where Does a Travel Writer Go on Vacation?

Winter 2009

Travel writer Everett Potter ’76 has the kind of job that most people only dream of — getting paid to travel the world, sample the best hotels, or ski at the finest mountain resorts.

Shane Welch ’01: Heady Accomplishments

Fall 2009

Shane Welch ’01 founded Sixpoint Craft Ales in the basement of his former Vilas Avenue apartment. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Welch distributes exclusively in New York City to more than five hundred bars and restaurants.

Eric Kleefeld ’04: Pioneering Journalism’s New Frontier

Spring 2010

The blog called Talking Points Memo (TPM) is forging new pathways in online journalism, and Eric Kleefeld ’04 is part of the revolution.

Robert Stone ’80: Remembering Earth Day

Spring 2010

Filmmaker Robert Stone ’80 remembers crushing cans in his suburban New Jersey hometown during the very first Earth Day forty years ago.