Celebrating the diverse UW experience

Badger Vibes

We heard you. Following a series of listening sessions, we at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association have developed a strategic plan to build an inclusive, intentional, and sustainable engagement experience for alumni of color. As part of this plan — and to better feature the voices of our alumni of color — we’ve created Badger Vibes, a monthly e-newsletter. We invite you to explore our content below.

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She’s All In

Tricia Zunker is a mom, attorney, judge, politician, and now candidate for Congress — and does it all 110 percent

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Elected to Educate

Once a political refugee, Samantha Baruah has leveraged two terms on the Iowa City Community School District school board into a career at the UW’s new Teacher Education Center.

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Lee Kemp ’79, MBA’83

A Story of Almosts

Lee Kemp is the greatest wrestler in Wisconsin history and one of America’s most decorated. But he almost wasn’t a wrestler at all.

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A Hip-Hop Family

It’s been more than 10 years since the UW initiated its pioneering hip-hop scholarship program. How did it influence its first students, and where are they today?

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Service Star

Thanks to the UW’s Center for Educational Opportunity, Jada Thompson is preparing for a life of giving back.

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