Alumni profiles

Sara Lubinski ’83

UW-Eau Claire alum Sara Lubinski ’83

Sara Lubinski ’83, a UW-Eau Claire biology graduate, has combined her passions for art and the environment to create an art exhibit that is currently traveling throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Lubinski’s exhibit, “River Sojourn: A Painter’s Portfolio of the Mississippi River Blufflands,” is a collection of more than 40 paintings she spent two years  > Full story.

Mark Stewart ’83 and Amanda (Tarbutton) Piggott ’99

UW-Eau Claire alums Mark Stewart ’83 and Amanda (Tarbutton) Piggott ’99

Mark Stewart ’83, a UW-Eau Claire political science graduate, and Amanda (Tarbutton) Piggott ’99, a criminal justice graduate, both pilots for Southwest Airlines, recently were paired up during a flight from Denver to Houston. “To our surprise, we discovered we were both UW-Eau Claire alumni!” Stewart said. Stewart said he’s been making a living flying  > Full story.

Jim Ward ’92

UW-Eau Claire alum Jim Ward ’92

Jim Ward ’92, co-founder of Applied Data Consultants, earned the 2014 Small Business of the Year award from the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. Ward graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a geography major and computer science minor. He also received a master’s degree in geography from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1995. Ward co-founded  > Full story.

Turner Berg ’98

UW-Eau Claire alum Turner Berg ’98

Turner Berg ’98, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, began work as a television news director at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire. He has since earned a master’s degree in higher education from Regis University in Denver, a doctoral degree in education from Argosy University in Denver and a leadership certificate from Harvard University. After a successful  > Full story.

Colin Clark ’01

UW-Eau Claire alum Colin Clark ’01

Colin Clark ’01, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has always had a passion for baseball. As a freshman, Clark helped start the UW-Eau Claire Club Baseball team, which he also coached. Fittingly, Clark works as the vice president of brand marketing at Ripken Baseball in Baltimore, Md., where he oversees the marketing and branding for  > Full story.

Anthony Florez ’03

UW-Eau Claire alum Anthony Florez ’03

Anthony Florez ’03, a UW-Eau Claire music education graduate, is now a tenured faculty member in the humanities and music department at Harold Washington College in Chicago. Florez says he is thrilled to have landed the position. “It is just incredible, especially in this competitive job market,” Florez said. After graduating from UW-Eau Claire, Florez,  > Full story.

Steven Hobert ’06

UW-Eau Claire alum Steven Hobert ’06

Steven Hobert ’06, a UW-Eau Claire music graduate, is a freelance performer, composer and teacher in Minneapolis. He released his first solo piano album, “Ocean Eyes,” in September 2014. Hobert describes his piano compositions and improvisations as “swirling and swaying through a magical landscape of haunting harmonies, driving grooves, playful phrasing, symphonic textures and simple  > Full story.

Ellen Fisher ’13

UW-Eau Claire alum Ellen Fisher ’13

Ellen Fisher ’13, a UW-Eau Claire criminal justice graduate, faced the fight of her life during her last semester on campus. A few months before, Fisher experienced a slew of mild, seemingly unrelated symptoms and saw her physician for a routine physical. Testing revealed a tumor on her thyroid, and a biopsy confirmed it was  > Full story.

Lisa Stark ’79

UW-Eau Claire alum Lisa Stark

Lisa Stark ’79, a UW-Eau Claire art graduate, was recently elected to serve as a Wisconsin 3rd District Court of Appeals judge. Stark previously served for 13 years as a Circuit Court judge for Eau Claire County and currently is dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College. “It is an honor and a privilege to continue  > Full story.

Lori Kampa ’98

UW-Eau Claire Alum Lori Kampa

Lori Kampa ’98, a UW-Eau Claire communications graduate and head of promotion at Dualtone Records, directed the promotional campaign for the Lumineers’ hit song “Ho Hey,” which was named 2013 Song of the Year at the Friday Morning Quarterback Inc.’s annual Triple A Radio Conference last August. Founded in 2001, Dualtone is a Nashville-based boutique  > Full story.