From Physicians to Hospitals: Mark Grapentine

Mark Grapentine, JD (’90, JD ’97) is the new Vice President of Communications for the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

’05 Grad Proposes in Front of Buckingham Fountain; Bucky Happened to Be Nearby: Reid Otto

Reid Otto ’05), Principal of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Bremen, IN proposed to Angie (Pape) Helgeson after the BTN B1G Ten 10K in Chicago on August 11th.

Alumni Open Wisconsin Cheese Store on State Street: Melissa McNulty, Kenneth McNulty

Wisconsin Cheese Mart, founded in Milwaukee, WI, in 1938, and owned by UW-Madison alumni Ken and Melissa McNulty, opened its second location at 119 State Street, Madison, WI, on July 1. The McNultys, who met while attending UW-Madison and married in 1993, bought the Wisconsin Cheese Mart from its previous owner in 2003. Tremendous growth […]

Rodney Benson’s volunteer work recognized by NASM

In recognition of his twenty-seven years of volunteer work in its archives division Rodney Benson ’71’s name has been posthumously added to the National Air and Space Museum’s Wall of Honor at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, D.C

French Medal of Chevalier in the Order of the Legion of Honor awarded to Eugene G. Schulz

Eugene G. Schulz, UW ’50 MBA ’51, spent one year in Chicago, then at Northwestern Mutual, retiring as an officer after a 36 year career. Gene served in the U.S. Army for 3 years as a typist, often handing battle orders to be delivered to the front lines.

102-year-old alum still going strong: Rachael Woodhouse Kester

I thought you might enjoy hearing about one of UW’s very senior alums. Rachael Woodhouse Kester was born and grew up in Prairie du Chien, WI.

New Director for Genealogy Center: Dana Kelly

The Board of Directors of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library (NAGC & NL), Madison, Wisconsin, announces the selection of Dana M. Kelly as its Executive Director.

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.

Sarkis ’15 and Sara ’15 Zenobian

Married June 8th, 2019 in Madison.

Retirement: Ross Marquardt

Ross Marquardt ’71, MA’73 has recently retired as the multi-year coordinator of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, a ten-day annual festival of films and discussions about a wide variety of human rights issues.