Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Since 1936, WAA has been presenting the awards to the most prestigious graduates of UW-Madison for their professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the university.

Nominations for 2017 are open. The deadline for 2017 nominations is December 16, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Susan Teskey. Thank you for your continued interest in this tradition of recognizing outstanding UW-Madison graduates.

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Doris Feldman Weisberg ’58

Doris Feldman Weisberg was part of the team that launched the Food Network, where she produced numerous shows and was the managing editor of food news. She has also produced cooking shows for Lifetime Television and is a professor emerita at City College of The City University of New York, where she spent 26 years. She was director of the Speech and Hearing Center and retired in 1992 as the chair of the speech department.

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Judith Faulkner MS’67

Judy Faulkner is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which she began in 1979 in the basement of an apartment house with $70,000 in startup money and two part-time assistants. Epic has since grown to become the leading provider of integrated healthcare software.

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John Daniels MS’72

John Daniels is the chair emeritus at Quarles & Brady, a national law firm, and serves as a strategic business adviser to many of the firm’s largest clients. As chair, he grew the firm significantly during the worst downturn since the Great Depression, expanding its ranks of attorneys and adding new locations and national practice specialties.

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