1. UW-Stout graduate, veteran ready to move on, embrace new challenges

    Photo of Brent Coulthart

    Brent Coulthart inspired other veterans and students when he graduated May 4 from UW-Stout. Out of money, he dropped out of college a decade ago in Minnesota, then served five years in the Marines as a helicopter mechanic. Using military and disabled veteran benefits, he returned to school and overcame dyslexia with on-campus support to […]

  2. UW-Whitewater Warhawk discovers 1,000-year-old remains on archeological dig

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    UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski has always wanted to dig up bones. His favorite movie is “Jurassic Park.” And he loves history. When he took Professor Jennifer Thibodeaux’s class on medieval Europe, she presented him with a study-abroad opportunity to live out his archeological dream. Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, Cudnohowski traveled to a farm in Skegness, England […]

  3. UW-Platteville Richland student documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

    Photo of UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek presenting his research at Research in the Rotunda; Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture.

    UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, which his father edited for many years. Hynek shared his research at UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda in April. Read more […]

  4. UW-River Falls student Murry named Ag Engineering Undergrad Student of the Year

    Photo of Joe Shakal, chair of the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department at UW-River Falls, presenting senior Lindsey Murry with the 2019 ASABE Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year Award.

    Lindsey Murry is the first graduate in UW-River Falls’ new agricultural engineering program. Named the 2019 Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), this McNair Scholar is not only being acknowledged for her academic excellence but also her extracurricular activities and invaluable […]

  5. UW-La Crosse graduate and future teacher is also a Ninja warrior

    Photo of UW-La Crosse graduate Janelle Kopa

    UW-La Crosse spring graduate Janelle Kopa spent commencement weekend competing on the NBC-TV series, “American Ninja Warrior.” What Kopa likes best about ninja training is setting goals and achieving dreams. That’s something this early childhood education major plans to share with her students as she pursues a teaching career. Read more about Janelle Kopa’s story.

  6. Veteran finds passion in career change from military to healthcare

    Photo of U.S. Army veteran Justin Rathkamp

    U.S. Army veteran Justin Rathkamp realized his dream to help fellow veterans after a career change to health care. This busy husband and father appreciated the flexibility offered by a UW Extended Campus online degree program. Hired as the Veterans Experience Officer at Madison’s VA Hospital, Rathkamp now enjoys evenings and weekends with his family.

  7. UW-Milwaukee students benefit from internships

    Photo of Simrah Awan, a marketing major with a certificate in international business, is a communications and public relations intern at Baird. Her role includes writing and developing communication plans and content that support the firm's strategic initiatives. Awan also monitors media coverage, prepares talking points for events, and writes for workplace charitable giving campaigns. (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)

    An internship can be a priceless part of a college education. About 90 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience, according to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Each year, thousands of UWM students complete internships with more than 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers. Those internships mean UWM students get […]

  8. UW-Parkside alumni contribute to CNH Industrial

    Photo of UW-Parkside alumnus Emilio Ruffolo, who works at CNH Industrial

    More than 140 UW-Parkside alumni are making invaluable contributions to CNH Industrial, a global leader in the capital goods sector. Emilio Ruffolo manages machining and transmission operations at their Racine tractor plant. At other Racine sites, Tammy Knudsen delivers communications for employee awareness and engagement, while Bobbi Dyer develops and implements employee benefit plans.

  9. UW-Eau Claire Blugold graduates find success

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    UW-Eau Claire sets students up for success by teaching skills that help them stand out in the real world. With nearly 8 out of 10 students participating in a job-related experience as part of their education, it’s no wonder many students land positions before they have a diploma in hand. What’s more? 97% of UW-Eau […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point at Wausau grad making the most of his opportunities

    Photo of Lucas Hintz, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau graduate

    Lucas Hintz is building a career out of service to others. Starting with a GED and associate degree in radiology tech, Hintz is now earning his second associate degree from UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and has been given the 2019 Samuel Weiner Award for Academic Excellence. This fall, Hintz will attend UW-Stevens Point’s main campus […]