Every year the Milwaukee Business Journal highlights 40 emerging community leaders. This year, six of the 40 were young UWM alumni.
Brittany Jacob, a graduate of UWM’s Washington County campus, leads the team at Olympus Group that builds hundreds of mascots for teams and companies across the country.
Less than three years after graduating from UWM, Tyron Carrasquillo already has a dream job: working for the Milwaukee Brewers. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Debbra Spaeth, an alumna of UW-Milwaukee at Washington County and UWM, has traveled the world pursuing her hobby, hot-air ballooning. Her deep involvement led to her induction into the Ballooning Hall of Fame in 2018.
Two UWM grads have turned their hobby and obsession into a business — the National Bobblehead Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, which they opened in February 2019 in Walker’s Point.
Ellen and Larry McDonald created a foundation for their careers in music at what’s now UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Both are now professional musicians, teachers and business owners.
As NASCAR is honoring Alan Kulwicki with induction to its hall of fame, UWM is honoring its alum with plans to create a collaboration and creativity space to honor his legacy.
For more than 20 years, Gerald Kudek watched his father’s dedication as a paid on-call firefighter. It’s what led him to become a firefighter and eventually West Bend fire chief.
Kristian Vaughn got tested as a liver donor for the child of a family friend. When the child received a liver from elsewhere, Vaughn made a decision that gave a little girl he didn’t know a chance to live.
It’s officially awards season at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On Friday, Oct. 12, 24 remarkable UWM alumni and one corporate partner will be honored during an awards ceremony at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel.