Alumni Association News
Student research spotlight: Madeline Marchiafava at Research in the Rotunda
The recent UW-Eau Claire environmental biology and hydrogeology graduate was invited, along with seven other Blugold students, to present collaborative faculty-student research projects at the UW System's annual Research in the Rotunda earlier this month.
Fulbrights gaining experience, confidence teaching in other parts of the world
The saying “if you can dream it, you can do it” is coming true for Greta Wiederhold and Kaitlyn Zenner, recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduates now working as English teaching assistants abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
UW-Eau Claire alumni collaborate with WiSys VentureHome® to create startup business to improve access to lakes in Wisconsin, Minnesota
After two years of brainstorming, research and relationship building, Dave Mullen ’96, Patrick Rebman ’95, Corey Honadel and Ted Johnsen have launched VacationDocks.com.
UW-Eau Claire to offer Blugold Card on iPhone, Apple Watch and Android phones
UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff can now add their Blugold Card to Apple or Google Wallet and use their iPhones, Apple Watches or Android phones for contactless access to campus buildings and for campus transactions.
Blugolds tap into the chemistry of brewing
In one of several recent area industry collaborations with UW-Eau Claire chemistry and biochemistry research teams, Altoona's Modicum Brewery is relying on Blugold student research to help solve quality-control issues through the power of chemistry.
UW-Eau Claire geography faculty and alumni team up with regional experts on NSF grant study
Several UW-Eau Claire geography faculty, alumni and eventually current students will study the glacial geologic history of the Lake Superior Basin, work funded by a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Future teacher hopes to make a difference in nearby classrooms and around the world
When Maisee Yang graduates from UW-Eau Claire, she will take with her a long list of goals that she hopes to accomplish during her future teaching career. An elementary education major with a TESOL minor, she wants to teach close to home but also abroad.
Ecology and environmental biology grad eager to help protect the natural world
When Leandra O’Connell came to UW-Eau Claire, she brought with her a passion for and curiosity about the world around her. As she graduates with a degree in ecology and environmental biology, she’s even more determined to protect the natural world.
Five to receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards
Alumni and friends of the university will be honored with UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards on Friday, Dec. 16.
UW-Eau Claire alum returns to campus to work alongside former faculty mentors
Dr. Zach Hilgendorf, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2015, is a visiting assistant professor of geography at his alma mater, teaching his former mentor’s courses while he is on a sabbatical.
Startup team formed as Blugolds named 2022 Innovators of the Year by WiSys
Technology startup ParityBlu was a student entrepreneurship project and recently won the WiSys Innovators of the Year Award for 2022.
Special alumna to receive Blugold Spirit Award during Homecoming Week
On Oct. 6, UW-Eau Claire alumna Susan Tietz will receive a special award from the Alumni Association, the Blugold Spirit Award. Tietz is being recognized for her steadfast support for all things blue and gold since her graduation in 1971.
Powerful supercomputing capabilities reshape undergrad research and teaching at UW-Eau Claire
The Blugold Center for High Performance Computing has grown not only in terms of hardware and technology capabilities, but also with a new full-time administrator, training workshops and daily coursework.
Four to receive Alumni Association awards
Alumni and friends of the university will be honored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association on Sunday, Oct. 9, as part of Homecoming activities.
Campus equity veteran named director of Multicultural Student Services
Caitlin Mai Chong Lee, a longtime campus equal opportunity specialist and community advocate, will lead the Multicultural Student Services unit that was created with the merger of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Blugold Beginnings.
Helping shape what shaped you: Young alum supports two key programs at UW-Eau Claire
Alex Brown, a 2016 actuarial science graduate of UW-Eau Claire, has established a forensics fund and scholarship through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and provides ongoing financial support to the university's Civil Rights Pilgrimage.