Two groups from the UWM community were honored before Milwaukee Brewers games over the weekend at American Family Field.
On Sunday, faculty, staff and students from UWM’s College of Nursing were recognized for their contributions to the fight against COVID-19 during the pandemic. From crucial research to medical service, UWM has taken a lead role in the battle in southeastern Wisconsin.
A vaccination clinic at the UWM Student Union, established in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health and the Milwaukee Health Department, has administered more than 16,000 vaccination doses to students, faculty, staff and community members. More than 200 of UWM’s nursing students have worked at the clinic, which at times administered 600 doses a day.
Representing the College of Nursing at the game were Dean Kim Litwack and nursing students Annie Bustos (a resident of South Milwaukee and graduate of South Milwaukee High School), Hali Khoury (Oak Creek/Oak Creek HS), Aaron Llanas (South Milwaukee/South Milwaukee HS) and Kendra Petrowski (Brookfield/Brookfield Central HS).
On Friday, the more than 1,400 veterans and active military members enrolled at UWM were recognized. UWM enrolls more military veterans than any university in the Midwest, supporting them through the university’s Military and Veterans Resource Center.
Representing UWM veterans and active military at the baseball game were Marine veteran Colt Hamilton, enrolled in UWM’s School of Information Studies (Hayward/Hayward HS); active Air National Guard member Erica Herrera, who is enrolled in UWM’s Executive MBA program and who received a bachelor’s degree from the Lubar School of Business; Navy veteran Eric Skadson, who is working on a master’s degree in art; and Marine veteran Trevor McMichael, who is working on a master’s degree in physical therapy. Also honored but unable to attend the game was Army veteran Kaleb Cravillion, who is enrolled in UWM’s School of Information Studies.