History Alumna: MYSO VP of Development

History Alumna, Rebecca Owen, becomes the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra VP of Development. Rebecca is a Milwaukee native and received her Bachelor of Arts in History at UW-Milwaukee…

History Alumnus: Michael Aldana

Alumnus Michael Aldana has been appointed managing partner of Milwaukee’s second-largest law firm Quarles & Brady LLP.

Alumna Monica Drake

UWM Alumna Monica Drake (Art History, BA; Public History and Museum Studies, MA) is the new operations manager for Pinellas County’s Heritage Village, a 21-acre living history museum.

History alumna becomes an Art Guardian

If you want to make her day, ask Katie Steffan about her box work. She’s a self-taught archival box constructor and proud of it. Steffan is one of an eight-person team working at Guardian, which opened on W. St. Paul Avenue in 2017. Her education was well-suited to the task; Steffan graduated from UWM in 2015 with her Master’s in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies. She completed internships at the Milwaukee Public Museum and met Guardian founder Shannon when she took an internship cataloging his personal collection, a treasure-trove of roughly 5,000 pieces of art.

Interview about doctoral alumnus Pete Janecky on his job with Ancestry.com

In this UWM Report interview, doctoral alumnus Pete Janecky tells about how his love of history led him to his current work with the leading genealogy website Ancestry.com.

Alumnus Matthew J. Prigge wins the Milwaukee County Historical Society Gambrinus Prize

The Gambrinus Prize was awarded for his Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971, which was based on his master’s thesis.

Alumnus James K. Nelsen to give talk on Tuesday, February 23, at 4 p.m.

History department alumnus Dr. James K. Nelsen will be giving a talk on campus based on his new book, Educating Milwaukee.

Alumna Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham awarded the National Humanities Medal

History Department alumna Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

Laura Godden (2011) archivist at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Laura Godden, MA 2011, has been an archivist in the Special Collections and Area Research Center at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the past three years.

Monica Drake Pierce, named Director of the Lake Wales Depot Museum

Monica Drake Pierce, a recent MA graduate, has become Director of the Lake Wales Depot Museum in Florida.