Ryle A. Sonduck, Class of ’49

Ryle Sonduck, BA 1949, died on May 16, 2020 in Encinitas, CA. She was born in Wausau, WI and graduated Wausau High School in 1941. She earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and her MS in Education from USC in 1968.

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.

John Knoebel–Lifelong LGBTQ Activist honored

John Knoebel 1969, a pioneer member of the New York Gay Liberation Front (1969-72), served as a leading presenter of LGBTQ history in this year’s 24-hour worldwide GlobalPride webcast June 27, 2020—a 50th anniversary virtual celebration of the first Gay Pride March in which he participated.

UW-Alumni Owned Company is on Shark Tank: David Scharfman

David Scharfman (Class 2008) appeared with his Just The Cheese brand products on 4/10 at 7pm CST.

Alum’s nonprofit awarded fourth consecutive National Endowment for the Arts grant: Stacy Swadish Kosmatka

Stacy Swadish Kosmatka, BA Journalism 1987, serves as the Executive Director of Historic Milwaukee, Inc. The nonprofit –with a focus on sharing Milwaukee’s history, architecture and the built environment — has received its fourth consecutive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lucylle Armentano Recognized for Service at Yale University

Lucylle (Alexandra Hansen) Armentano, class of 2012, was awarded the prestigious Jane Olejarczyk Service Award from the Psychology department at Yale University while obtaining campuswide recognition for her leadership as chair of the Graduate Student Assembly.

UW Madison alum takes the helm at New Yorkers for Parks: Adam Ganser

New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P), the citywide advocate for parks and open space, announced that its Board of Directors has named Adam Ganser as its next executive director, starting Monday, May 11.

Obituary: Carl D. Lohmann ’63

Carl Donald Lohmann died peacefully at home in Summit, NJ on April 25, 2020 with his loving wife Lorelei by his side.

Madison City Attorney Michael May Retires June 1, 2020

After a 16-year run, Michael P. May, BA 1975, JD, 1979, retires on June 1, 2020, from his position as City Attorney for the City of Madison.

UW-Madison Alumni Pivot Startup Launch To Help Healthcare Heroes: Lee Maier & Mike Giancarlo

It wasn’t how they expected to launch their company, but much like the inspiration behind Ted Time Co., life doesn’t always go according to plan. The founders of the Chicago-based Ted Time Co. and Wisconsin alumni instead pivoted to raise money to get protective masks for healthcare workers.