As a child, Brice Christianson helped his father, who was deaf, understand what was happening at sporting events. Now he’s interpreting for the Milwaukee Bucks and the NHL.
When Nyesha Stone graduated from UWM in 2018, she wasn’t quite sure if she wanted to go into traditional newspaper journalism — and jobs were scarce anyway. So she made her own path.
The program, which launched in 2020, matches students with graduates who provide career advice and emotional support.
Samantha Danen started homebrewing while studying art history at UWM. It led to her pursuing a career that led her to becoming Milwaukee’s first female craft brewer.
One of the best women’s soccer players in UWM history continued her career in one of history’s great soccer nations. Elaina LaMacchia signed a professional contract with Pink Bari CF, which spent its most recent season playing in Italy’s second-tier national league.
Lynden Sculpture Garden’s virtual story time reaches youngsters ages 4 to 8 years old as a way “to start conversations with children about displacement, adaptation, and belonging.”
Four-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe returned to UWM after nearly 50 years, delivering this year’s commencement address and receiving an honorary doctorate.
Brian Winski used the GI Bill to attend UWM. He went on to a long and decorated career that included becoming the first UWM alumnus to become a two-star general and command an Army division.
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.”
A paper published recently by UWM Professor John Berges includes the work of several undergraduate researchers, who are listed as co-authors. Many went on to their own careers in science.