Badger Minister: Rev. Mary Mangione Gear

John Gear, BS Nuclear Engineering 84, reports that his steady date since Professor Phil Certain’s Fall 1980 Chem 101 class, Mary Mangione Gear, Sociology 84, has been ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister and has accepted a call and begun serving as minister to the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Olympia, Washington.

In Memoriam: James W. Adams, October 29, 1921–October 17, 2019

James W. Adams, 97, of Schofield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the Marshfield Medical Center, after a brief illness surrounded by his family.

E.J. Kubick Named CEO of MetalTek International

Waukesha, WI-based MetalTek International announced on Monday, October 28 that Chief Operating Officer E.J. Kubick replaced Bob Smickley as Chief Executive Officer.

eCommerce Director Explains the Importance of Innovation and Empathy: Jyll Rademacher

Jyll Rademacher, BS ’00 and MBA ’08, was recently interviewed on the “Ask an Innovator” podcast series. Rademacher is the director of eCommerce and Marketing for NorthShore Care Supply.

50 Years of Marriage: Toby Skinner and Carol Carpenter

Carol Carpenter and Toby Skinner celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 23rd 2019.

Obituary: Robert W. Finkbine

Robert (Bobby) Finkbine, 88, died on October 11, 2019, in Marin County, California.

Bill Siemering received the George Polk Career Award

My interest in radio began in first grade at Silver Springs School, a two room country school on the Fish Hatchery highway south of Madison.

Alumna Rachel Thorson Awarded Teaching Fellowship

University of Wisconsin graduate—Rachel Thorson—was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 Cohort of Teaching Fellows.

A New Adventure: Marc Kornblatt

Marc Kornblatt (2001, School of Education) has recently made Aliyah, the Hebrew word for immigrating to Israel, with his wife Judith, a former UW-Madison Slavic Studies professor, grad school dean, and School of Nursing graduate (2015).

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.