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Local Alumni Recognition

Bridging the Bay

Bridging the Bay is a program, founded by Jennifer Brandl ('07), to bring Badgers in the Bay Area together, celebrate their successes and foster a network of Badgers focused on their careers.

Tell us your Bay Area Badger story.

Notable Bay Area Badger: Craig Palmer ('82)

Local UW alumnus Craig Palmer ’82 was featured in the Financial Post this February. Read more about him and his work at MakersPlace. 

Notable Bay Area Badger: Laura Francis ('88)

The Wisconsin School of Business is proud to feature Business Badger Laura Francis (’88), CEO of SI-BONE from here in the Bay Area.

Badger Executive Talks: Laura Francis in November 2021

Notable Bay Area Badger: Michael Szewczyk ('12)

UW Majors: Mechanical Engineering

Co-Founder & Business Development, Factor

Badger of the Year

The Badger of the Year award recognizes local alumni who have distinguished themselves as someone who generously serves his/her community and embodies the Wisconsin Idea. The award is presented annually at our Bay Area celebration of Founders’ Day. Award winners from all over the country can be seen on the WAA's website.