The School of Human Ecology alumni can be found all over the world improving the lives of others. There are currently over 14,000 SoHE alumni working in fields that contribute $3 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy. Our hard-working alumni are truly valued for taking the time and opportunities to give back to our current students and staying engaged with our school.
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When Human Ecology 201, “Belonging, Purpose & the Ecology of Human Happiness,” (“EcoYou” for short) launched in the fall of 2015, the class immediately garnered a waiting list, attracting attention from students all across campus as a standout course among UW’s many general education electives. We talked to three students who had recently taken EcoYou to learn more about their experience and what the class meant to them.
On campus, SoHE is a leader in design thinking’s problem-solving strategies. So it makes perfect sense that when Insight Wisconsin began a project focused on a Kenyan community, they had SoHE’s Interior Architecture Faculty Associate Lesley Sager lead the campus team. Sager instructs design thinking at SoHE, including several new 2017 summer courses. Along for the learning adventure were a handful of UW-Madison students, including Emma Wiessner, a Community and Nonprofit leadership senior, and Eve Horsetman, an Interior Architecture junior.
In just a few short years, SoHE’s Financial Life Skills class has grown to become a popular, waitlisted course on campus as well as the recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. (Pictured right, Director of Consumer Finance & Financial Planning Linda Lepe and Dean Soyeon Shim accepting the award from Gov. Scott Walker in early 2017.)