Greetings from the Chapter President
Hello, Fox Valley Badgers!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Although Thanksgiving for most will not be like prior years, the Fox Valley chapter hopes you and your family continue to be safe and well during our interesting 2020.
Feel like taking a break from the pandemic between the holidays? How about joining fellow alumni for a virtual beer tasting with Stone Arch Brewpub! See below for more details and a registration link.
The newsletter this month highlights three of our recent scholarship winners. First, one of our 2020 scholarship winners reports in, and then two others provide some on-campus pandemic feedback.
A big thank-you to all who supported the 2020 Fill the Hill campaign. It was a great success for the Fox Valley chapter with 18 donations (tops in the state of Wisconsin) and $1,615 raised to support future scholarships. With the match, we’ll see $3,230 going to provide scholarships to future freshmen from the Fox Valley area.
Thank you for your support and engagement with the Fox Valley chapter.
John Siebers ’78
President, Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA): Fox Valley Chapter
Virtual Beer Tasting with Stone Arch Brewpub
All Badger fans are invited to join the Fox Valley chapter’s first-ever virtual beer tasting, hosted by Stone Arch Brewpub. After a brief history and virtual tour, we’ll sample four of their craft beers.
Welcome the Newest Badgers
In 2020, the WAA: Fox Valley Chapter was able to award $2,000 scholarships to seven area high school seniors who are now attending UW–Madison. For the next few months, we are going to introduce you to recent scholarship recipients. This month, we introduce you to Carter Norton from Butte des Morts. Carter wants to study chemistry and go on to medical school.
Parents and alumni, if you know of a high school senior applying to the UW, please let them know that they are now able to apply for the WAA: Fox Valley Chapter scholarship via their application dashboard on the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). It is important to note that students do not need to be accepted or admitted to apply for scholarships!
The Fox Valley chapter scholarships are available to residents of Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago Counties. Applications will be accepted until early February 2021.
Join Chancellor Blank and Sign the Online Budget Petition
As a public university, UW–Madison relies on state funding and is greatly impacted by Wisconsin’s legislative process. The UW has a long history of state support, but that support is shifting and no longer guaranteed. Please take a moment to review how you can lend your voice to advocate for support of the UW. Remember, long-term accomplishments depend on actions taken in the short term.
The Fox Valley chapter asked recent scholarship winners for details on going to school during a pandemic.
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As Badgers, we’re in this together. And though we can’t meet in person, we hope you’ll stay connected with us on Facebook, follow @FVBadgers on Twitter and Instagram, or visit our website for the most up-to-date information. Feel free to email your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.