Michael Quimby ’97, a UW-Eau Claire broadfield social studies graduate, returned to the Peruvian Amazon and Napo rivers for the fifth time in April 2013. Participating as a volunteer in the CONAPAC (Civil Association for Conservation of the Peruvian Amazon Environment) Adopt-A-School program, Quimby helped deliver school supplies to more than 50 jungle communities. This > Full story.
John Horn ’98, a UW-Eau Claire physical education graduate, has been named director of the Division of Recreational Sports at UW-Madison. He joined the division in 2004 as director of recreational programs and facilities and has served as its interim director since September 2012. Horn, a certified recreational sports specialist who holds a master’s degree > Full story.
Angela Pittman Taylor ’00, a UW-Eau Claire communication graduate, is the recipient of a 2013 Black Excellence Award from The Milwaukee Times. She was recognized in the “corporate trailblazer” category for her contributions to diversity efforts at Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee, where she serves as first vice president, public relations, in the > Full story.
Rachel (Dunlap) Sayre ’03, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has served for the past two years as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. Sayre was selected for the highly competitive postgraduate program from a pool of more than 9,000 applicants. In her fellowship position, Sayre leads change > Full story.
Ryan Severson ’03, a UW-Eau Claire management graduate, is a master sergeant in the Wisconsin Air National Guard who recently returned from his fourth tour of duty overseas. Severson, who as a civilian works as a regional sales manager for West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., has been deployed four times since graduating from UW-Eau Claire. > Full story.
David Billingsley ’07, a UW-Eau Claire music graduate, recently launched the Billingsley School of Music & Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides free arts access to underserved youth in Minneapolis. “I’ve wanted to start this school since I was 14 years old,” Billingsley said. “I was always the only black kid (in music class), and > Full story.
Liz Amici ’11, a UW-Eau Claire management graduate, is the recipient of a prestigious NCAA sports postgraduate scholarship. Amici, who was a volleyball and track and field standout at UW-Eau Claire, currently is pursuing a master’s degree in sport management at the University of Minnesota. To qualify for the scholarship, student-athletes must excel academically and > Full story.
Audrey (Mohr) Boerner ’11, a UW-Eau Claire geology graduate who currently is pursuing a master of science degree in earth and atmospheric science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics > Full story.
Larry Olson ’68, a UW-Eau Claire mathematics/physics graduate, recently retired from the U.S. Navy after 44 years of service as a weapons test engineer. From 1985 on, Olson was the test director for all U.S. Navy surface ship Harpoon missile test firings. This gave him many unique experiences over the years. “I have been lifted > Full story.
Elizabeth Willis ’83, a UW-Eau Claire English graduate, has won several awards for poetry, including the National Poetry Series award and the Guggenheim Fellowship. “Most of what you do as a poet is pretty solitary, and you have to be able to do it for long stretches of time without much recognition,” Willis said. “So > Full story.