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.
UWM alumna Leah Letson will display her fighting prowess in front of the entire nation as one of 16 UFC hopefuls on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters.” The show, in its 28th season, will debut on Aug. 29 on FS1.
Kenneth Germanson is a longtime labor leader, journalist and community activist who was one of a group of students who advocated for the formation of a four-year public university in Milwaukee in the late 1940s.
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.