Sharon Maidenberg ’99 named executive director at The Contemporary Austin

After 20 years in the bay area, and 13 at the helm of Headlands Center for the Arts, Maidenberg is relocating to Austin, TX where she will assume the post of executive director and CEO of The Contemporary Austin.

Founder/Creator of the Music for Young Violinists Project and Registered Nurse: Heather Figi

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Violin Performance. In 2014 I founded and created the Music for Young Violinists project which hosts tutorial videos, articles on playing and teaching violin and an online store featuring 25 of my collections of sheet music and teaching resources. My […]

Midwestern-Grown Holiday ‘Febgiving’ Featured in the New York Times: James Norton, Rebecca Dilley

The New York Times featured writer James Norton (’99) and photographer Rebecca Dilley (’02) in a story about Friendsgiving celebrations.

University of Wisconsin – Madison Graduate Co-Founds First “Legacy Preservation” Startup: Sarah Anderson

UW-Madison graduate Sarah Anderson (1999) is celebrating one year since she co-founded Kinetic Legacy LLC to help guide businesses, brands and institutions towards a path of “legacy preservation.”

Ellen Carlson honored as Governor’s Service Recognition Award Honoree

Ellen Carlson was honored as AmeriCorps*Vista Alumni of the year for her ongoing service to the people of the state of Wisconsin since her AmeriCorps Service ended in 2001.

Dan Hoppe Named 2019 Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year

Dan Hoppe, a teacher at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH), has been named the 2019 Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

Jennifer (Van de Grift) Kleist promoted to HR Director

Jennifer (Van de Grift) Kleist ’99 was promoted to Human Resources Director at PreferredOne in Minneapolis.

Amy Tills Named Vice President of Human Resources – Global at SPX Cooling Technologies

SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of cooling towers and other specialized heat exchangers, has named Amy Tills Vice President, Human Resources, Global Cooling.

Tim Mattke is New Chairman of the Board

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. recently elected Tim Mattke as Chairman of the Board; he joined the Goodwill Board in 2010.

UW alumna – first Peace Corps volunteer, now Fulbright Grant recipient: Rhonda Petree

My interest in global affairs and education is routed in my education both on and off campus in Madison. I recall history and political science courses that helped me understand the world. Madison opened my eyes to possibilities and opportunities. I am forever proud of my degree from UW-Madison.