Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, singer/songwriter, and self-professed amateur pig farmer. It's a different path than he may have thought he would take when he graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a nursing degree in 1987. But as he tells us, what he learned in nursing college, combined with a love for writing he discovered in a creative writing class, made him realize he could be a healer AND a humorist.
In This Story
- Michael Perry
Departments + Programs
For the Media
You may also like:
Six Blugolds recognized with alumni awards
The outstanding alumni will receive awards from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association on Dec. 17 as part of the university’s fall commencement celebration.
Supporting the 'workshop of the mind'
The newly launched McIntyre Valued Partners program offers new opportunities for people who financially support UW-Eau Claire's library. The program will help ensure the library continues to grow and evolve as new needs and opportunities are recognized.
Learning from the past
A UW-Eau Claire public history research team has created a virtual exhibit documenting major health-related events from early in the 20th century to the current pandemic. The project shows the parallels between the current pandemic and past crises.