‘Find what you love and practice it,’ Dafoe tells UWM graduates
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.
UWM alum, a two-star general, receives major ROTC award
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.
UWM alum Dafoe to make ‘SNL’ debut
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.”
Undergrad researchers discover their work benefits their careers
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.
History alum forges cultural connections at Luxembourg museum
The repository of Luxembourg American history is located, curiously enough, in Belgium, a small town 35 miles north of Milwaukee.
Alumni make their mark from Hollywood to Mars
UWM alumni improve the world in ways big and small, ranging from sports to business to entertainment and beyond. Here are a few.
Engineering alum helps shape structures throughout Wisconsin and Midwest
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.
UWM alum named Wauwatosa police chief
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.
UWM alum’s organization wins award
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.
Alum’s childhood dreams took him all the way to Mars
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.