Joseph Anton Nyiri ’59, MA’61

Joe Nyiri (83) passed away October 27, 2020. Joe was a teacher/art consultant with the San Diego Unified School District and was an art instructor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and at local public libraries for over 45 years. He was represented by Orr’s Gallery in San Diego and exhibited world-wide. He made a name for himself in the local art scene as he created Modernist inventive metal sculptures. He earned a reputation as one of the area’s top sculptors.

Barbara Leiby Obituary

Barbara “Bobbie” Leiby (née Conger), of Willow Grove, passed away on June 13, 2020.

Allan J. Braff (Ph.D. 1959), 1930 – 2020

Allan James Braff of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, died July 20, 2020.

David Schmitt ’59

David Schmitt BS ’59 with a degree in chemical engineering died on January 17, 2020 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Denyse DuBrucq discovers pure Nitrogen gas and its uses.

With four entries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, DuBrucq hopes to present one or more to the December 19th session of the UNFCCC Meeting in Chile.

Ronald McCord Awarded Realtor Emeritus

Ronald R. McCord, Certified Hotel Broker (CHB) and Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) with Milmark Hotel/Motel Investments, LLC, West Bend, WI, and member of the Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin (CARW), Milwaukee, WI, has been awarded the unique honor of REALTOR EMERITUS status by the National Association of Realtors at the group’s 2018 Legislative Meetings and Trade Show.

Bruce R. Ellig Awarded Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Achievement Award and Named Top Lifetime HR Executive of the Year by IAOTP

Bruce R. Ellig ’59, MBA ’60 was recently awarded the Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Achievement Award and was named Top Lifetime HR Executive of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals.

Lessons Learned Outside of the UW Classroom: Ralph Karst

In the maturity of my years I came to realize that in his own way Aaron Bohrod was teaching me a moral lesson in judging what is most important and valuable in my life.

Suresh Krishna (’59) Recognized in Harvard Business School’s Creating Emerging Markets Project

Suresh Krishna, who earned an MA in Literature from the University of Wisconsin in 1959, was recently featured in Harvard Business School’s Creating Emerging Markets project.

Epitome of the UW-Madison spirit: Brian Kulas

Brian Kulas passed away this year. He was a starter with the UW basketball team and then upon graduation worked his entire life in education and helping many community causes in Medford, Wisconsin.