Willem Dafoe’s long, illustrious acting career has taken him from the stages of UW-Milwaukee to now, finally, the famed 30 Rock stage of “Saturday Night Live.”
The repository of Luxembourg American history is located, curiously enough, in Belgium, a small town 35 miles north of Milwaukee.
UWM alumni improve the world in ways big and small, ranging from sports to business to entertainment and beyond. Here are a few.
John Kissinger started his building career in the sandbox. He went on to help build such iconic Midwestern structures as the Wisconsin Center, the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Chicago’s McCormick Place West addition and the renovation of Lambeau Field.
James MacGillis, who earned his master’s degree in administrative leadership/adult education from UWM, was named police chief for the City of Wauwatosa on July 1.
Jacarrie Kicks for Kids, an organization founded by UWM School of Education alum Jacarrie Carr, was the winner of the Morning Blend Gives Back with Bank Five Nine award this month.
As a boy, Darian Dixon was fascinated by the stars and planets, but could hardly imagine it as more than a dream. Now, he plays an important role in mankind’s exploration there.
As an undersized catcher coming out of high school, Daulton Varsho received only two Division 1 scholarship offers. Just seven years after taking UWM’s offer, he took the field as a major league player.
Kassidi Macak coaches the girls basketball team at Salam School in Milwaukee. One of the few all-Muslim female high school teams in the country, the squad has attracted national attention.
The UW System Board of Regents on behalf of UW-Milwaukee has sold a former private residence, recently known as the UWM Alumni House, to a Milwaukee businessman, Andy Nunemaker, for $1.8 million.