For many state employees, recognition from the public or an external partner for a job well done might come in the form of an email, if it comes at all. For Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee Jennifer Borski, a ’96 hydrogeology and mathematics grad, a much deserved thanks came by way of a naming dedication ceremony at an Appleton redevelopment project she worked on for years. With her hydrogeology degree and experience, Jenna worked for a decade to transform a blighted and contaminated 15-acre site along the Fox River into a stunning waterfront neighborhood development called “River Heath.” At a ceremony that took place in 2014, Jenna was honored with a plaque for her long history of dedication to protecting and enhancing our resources and serving the citizens of Wisconsin. Jenna’s commitment to service includes her time as a Blugold, when she participated in Habitat for Humanity, alternate spring break service trips, and many student run volunteer opportunities. She credits those experiences, along with the opportunities as a student to find her true passions, with finding a career she loves at the DNR. As someone who believes firmly that it is everyone’s responsibility to serve their community by sharing their strengths and talents, through her cleanup and redevelopment work in the state, Jenna Borski is conserving resources AND creating community ... and that’s pretty powerful!
Written by Denise Olson
In This Story
- Jenna Borski '96
Departments + Programs
For the Media
You may also like:
Open for the summer: Campus Harvest, Campus Closet
UW-Eau Claire's Campus Harvest Food Pantry and Campus Closet, which provide essential support for students in need of supplemental food assistance and professional attire for interviews and career fairs, are open this summer in a new location.
Clorice Reinhardt, a Blugold chemistry grad and Ph.D. candidate in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for her research.
State Street closure
A city of Eau Claire road construction project along State Street will close a major route to the UW-Eau Claire lower campus starting Wednesday, June 19. The route is expected to remain closed through early October.