Brought to the U.S. from Mexico at age 11, 2017 UWM grad Cinthia Téllez has persevered through setbacks and become a voice for undocumented students. Now, she faces new uncertainty with the potential end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Kelly Kamrath began working at the Milwaukee County Zoo as an intern before graduating from UWM in 1996 with a degree in biology. Two decades later, she’s still working with the seals and sea lions to educate and inform.
UWM alum Mike Kennedy has a dream job for a sports junkie: manager of communications and publications for the Minnesota Twins. “I come to a professional baseball field every day for work. That’s pretty sweet.”
Wayne Youngquist, one of the main architects of UWM’s 1960 homecoming festivities, reflects on what it meant to an institution in its formative years.
Jim Cleary was there the moment UW-Milwaukee was born, and in 1960 he was part of the first graduating class to spend four years at Milwaukee’s first comprehensive public university.
UWM criminal justice major John Parlier knew he needed to make careful choices — and put in some hard work — to finance his college education.
In developing a backstory that tells the tale of the civil rights movement, Mark Speltz drew on things he learned from UWM history professor Amanda Seligman.
UWM alum James Amato hiked 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for a scholarship honoring one of his favorite professors, the late Thomas Hooyer.
Mai Xiong lauds the role that past teachers and UWM played on her path to becoming Wisconsin Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
Nathan was fluent in German, and Charlotte in French, but it was the language of love that brought them together at UWM.