Tag Archives: Alumni

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SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]

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SoHE News & Events

Back to School welcomes alumni to NNH SoHE’s signature alumni event returned Last Friday, SoHE’s signature alumni event, Back to School, welcomed over 100 attendees to Nancy Nicholas Hall, including the ultimate Badger–Bucky! SoHE alumni and friends attended hands-on workshops lead by faculty as well as a mindfulness lecture by Dr. Larissa Duncan. Check out […]

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Project 72 Features SoHE Supporters and Alumni

The updated Project 72 website is now live and highlights three new stories on SoHE alumni and partners. Developing Delavan SoHE alumna and BoV member Deb Alder (Home Economics, ’77) and husband Jeff Scherer outline their redevelopment projects in the town of Delavan in Walworth County. Read the full story.   4-H Leadership Alumna Deb […]

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MFA Design Studies Alumni

Liz Anna Kozik: Textiles | MFA 2017 Liz Anna Kozik shares stories of Midwestern landscapes through comics and weaving. Prior to arriving at SoHE, she worked in commercial product and surface design, learning the visual tools to make objects desirable, pretty things. As a designer, these skills were used to make consumer goods that were […]

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Congratulations and Bravo!

Humble, modest, tenacious, hard-working, dedicated, creative, smart, trustworthy, generous. These words only begin to describe our colleague, friend and alumna Bobette Heller. And she is gonna be really, really mad at me for writing this post but it’s a risk worth taking — she would never make a public announcement…but I would. You see, Bobette […]

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SoHE Grad Gives Tips on Landing Dream Job

Lisa Johnson (’17), an Interior Architecture major, has made big moves since graduating this past May. Just months after getting her degree, Lisa now lives and works in New York City at a successful design firm called ICRAVE. Finding a steady job after graduation is a stressful prospect for many students, so Lisa filled us […]

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SoHE Alumnus Honored by NBC NEWS with First #Pride30

Photo courtesy of Steven R Dewberry “Pride is a semblance of the courage that it took for people to stand up for themselves. All of it stems from the nightclub brawls that trans women were fighting in New York City on Christopher Street.”  –Anaré Holmes Anaré Holmes (’10), an alumnus of the School of Human […]

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Back to School Alumni event

SAVE THE DATE:  September 28 2018 (Program and Registration coming soon) 2017 Photos The 2017 annual alumni event took place on Friday, September 15, 2017. Meet 2017 alumni award winners! 2017 RED Talk: Keynote Presentation Mindfulness and Well-Being Larissa Duncan, PhD Associate Professor, Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being  One of the newest […]

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Emily Ostertag, 2017 Early Career Alumni Award Winner

In 2012, interior design grad and student athlete Emily Ostertag (’06 BS, ’08 MS) landed her dream job at a world-class architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City. That same firm was recently granted the $84 million project to rebuild UW-Madison’s SERF recreation center and swimming pool. While some may see Ostertag’s connection back […]

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Carol L. Anderson, 2017 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award Winner

SoHE grad Carol Anderson (’65 BS, ’69 MS) is a Midwest leader with a lifetime of consumer science experience, from 4H and farming to educating and consulting. Her national and international activities reveal a deep dedication to the promotion of the human sciences while her civic involvement is devoted to helping the citizens of her […]

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Carol Sapoznik, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

After retiring from 40 years in retailing, including serving as VP for the national giant Crate and Barrel, Carol Sapoznik (’69) has dipped into her second career—running a “foodie” boutique in her New England hometown. Beyond her retail venture, Sapoznik has spent years giving back to her community, connecting with her Wisconsin alma mater, and […]

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SoHE News & Stories: April 7 – April 14

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Dean Shim Helps Combat UW Bullying  An article in this week’s Cap Times highlighted SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim’s efforts to confront the rise in faculty bullying at UW-Madison. More than 35% of faculty have experienced “hostile” behavior, according to a recent UW Madison survey. Dean Shim advocates […]

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SoHE Stories: December 1-7 2016

 WI Public Television comes to SoHE Assistant Professor Marianne Fairbanks is a feature story for Wisconsin Life program which airs Thursday nights at 7:30p statewide on Wisconsin Public Television. The stories in production now will air sometime next fall – most likely starting in September. The focus of the show is people and their passions.   De-stress […]

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Past Alumni Newsletters

Want to be emailed our electronic alumni newsletters? Fill out this form! Newsletter archive: December 2017 A recap of SoHE alumna Lorna Nagler’s semester as Alumni Executive-in-Residence for the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, Retailing and Consumer Behavior students collaborate with New York designer to create “Motion W” tote bags, SoHE launches a Fundraising and Development […]

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Student Blog: Attending the First Career Ecology Event

By Retailing major Jaylin Carlson This year I was lucky enough to attend the very first Career Ecology. The event was geared toward undergraduates interested in pursuing a major within the School of Human Ecology. Students from all disciplines gathered for the event in order to better understand what skills make someone a human ecologist. […]

Alumni Engagement Options

  1. Reconnect with SoHE •     Join Badger Bridge, an exclusive online portal where UW-Madison alumni and students come together to achieve career goals and explore professional opportunities •     Stay in touch with what’s happening at SoHE on our social media channels by clicking the images below     2. Engage with […]

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Career Ecology 2017 | Featured Alumni

For students looking to register for the Career Ecology event, please click here. For alumni looking to register for the Career Ecology event, please click here. Here are some of the amazing alumni who were part of this year’s Career Ecology, which took place on Feb 22. Abby Studinger (2014) HDFS, Dietetics (2016) Master of […]

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Student Blog: Defining Community and Nonprofit Leadership

By Brett Eby (’14), working as a teacher in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil There are some things that are true for young twenty-something’s no matter if they are in the United States or in Brazil. One, people will ask you, “Are you still in school?” and if the answer to that question is yes, […]

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Meet Our 2014 BNE Speakers & Panelists

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Room 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall For event schedule, please see details at bottom of page Thanks to everyone who attended our 2014 Badger Networking Event!   Kick-Off Speakers: Adrian Reif & Matt D’Amour, co-founders of Yumbutter After fueling much of his life with “peanut butter”, in 2008, Adrian Reif (left) held […]

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Inspired: Alumni Visit with Bobby Hinds

      Today our students, faculty, and staff were in for a real treat! UW alum, entrepreneur, and fitness visionary, Bobby Hinds, came to visit the Retail Leadership Symposium.  He wowed the students with his personal story of perseverance, grit, and innovative mindset (not to mention an over-the-moon energy and fitness level!). We feel very […]

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Alum Makes a Difference

The SoHE’s renamed Michael Axelrod Collaborative Learning Hall recognizes a wonderfully generous gift from Michael Axelrod (BS ’93, Consumer Science). Axelrod started his wealth management career while still a junior in the School of Human Ecology (then Family Resources and Consumer Sciences). Working with the School’s internship coordinator, he secured a highly competitive collegiate internship […]