WAA redesigned its website to make it more visual and accessible, including more faces of alumni and friends.
WAA enhanced global connections by coordinating events that hosted Wisconsin notables when they traveled overseas. In February, alumni in London met with a trade mission that included Governor Scott Walker. In June, the alumni chapter in Seoul, South Korea, hosted WAA president Paula Bonner, Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and Lora Klenke ’94, WAA’s director of international relations. Klenke is helping to maximize the university’s relationships with its international alumni.
WAA is partnering with graduates such as those in the African American, Native American, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities to facilitate greater connections with the university and its mission. Tracy Williams-Maclin, the association’s director of diversity and inclusion, spearheads those efforts.
In conjunction with the College of Letters & Science (L&S), WAA is expanding career-support services for students and alumni. WAA and L&S hired David Nelson MA’07, PhD’13, director of alumni career networks and professional resources to lead career networking events, build online networking platforms, and take alumni into classrooms and residence halls to talk about their careers and to support undergraduate students.
By the Numbers
Number of reader impressions for On Wisconsin Magazine
Number of reader impressions for Badger Voice e-newsletter
Number of WAA member impressions for Badger Insider Magazine
Rate of repeat attendees
Number of states from which participants hailed
Number of countries represented (other than the U.S.)
International & Athletic Travel
WAA international travelers
Travelers on WAA’s Final Four trip
Travelers to the Outback Bowl
Percentage of travelers who are UW donors