Yolanda Jenkins ’67 relives her college days and revives old friendships nearly every year, along with other members of the Bold and Black Badgers alumni group.
Meet UW alum Marcella Ng, the first Black woman aviator in the US military
Marcella Hayes Ng (’78) became the first Black woman aviator in the military when she completed Army flight training in 1979 and qualified as a helicopter pilot.
Posse program alum Jasmia Hamilton launches consulting firm, focuses on inclusion
“For me, DEI isn’t the target—it’s the pathway to justice.”
Inspired by Ho-Chunk heritage, UW art professor Tom Jones uses artistry to focus on Indigenous imagery and identity
Tom Jones ’88, a UW professor and artist, moved around a lot as a child. He started out in North Carolina where his father, a photographer and painter, worked as a regional manager for Kodak. …
Renowned actor, UW alum André De Shields visits campus, meets with School of Education faculty and students
Tony Award-winning actor and UW–Madison alumnus André De Shields paid a visit to his alma mater on his “day off” last Monday, to see the new exhibit that honors him at Alumni Park. De Shields, …
School of Social Work honors Ada Deer with Distinguished Alumni Award
The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work Board of Visitors unanimously selected Ada Deer, BSW ’57, as this year’s recipient of the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award at their meeting over homecoming last week in Madison. …
Eleven Badgers recognized among Wisconsin’s Most Influential Latino Leaders for 2022
Congratulations to the 11 members of the UW–Madison community who were recognized on Madison365’s annual list of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Latino Leaders.
UW College of Letters & Science alumni of color reconnect with special events
On September 9-10, the College of Letters & Science invited its alumni of color back to campus for a historic weekend of community-building and in-depth conversations about how to create a sense of belonging at …
Honoring Ho-Chuck Heritage: Alumni Association spotlights ‘Stories of Teejop’
In June, alumni and friends gathered along the shores of Lake Mendota for a special Wisconsin Idea Spotlight. “Ho-Chunk Land — Stories of Teejop” was named for the Ho-Chunk word for the area that is …
Pride Brunch ’n’ Paint for Badger LGBTQ+ alumni and allies
Join the Wisconsin Alumni Association for an afternoon of creativity and community connections on Aug. 20 as we celebrate Madison Pride weekend.
UW alum co-created translation project to help share his love of science with his Navajo family
Developed by a team of research scientists, linguists, Diné speakers, Diné elders and artists, Project ENABLE is providing culturally relevant scientific information to the Navajo communities in an accessible format.
Wisconsin Alumni Association to host Affinity Group Celebration
Socialize with affinity group leaders, learn how they’re building connections and making a difference in your communities, and enjoy the fun of summertime in Madison.
UW alum Ray Allen named president & CEO of Milwaukee’s oldest Black-owned bank
“The goal now is to maintain and enhance the one minority-controlled financial institution in the state of Wisconsin,” Allen told UMOJA Magazine.
Wisconsin Badgers celebrate 50 years of Title IX
Arguably, nothing has had a more positive impact on women in collegiate sports than the passage of Title IX, and 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation.
UW-affiliated women featured prominently in 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit
Panels of expert women leaders from across the state will discuss topics including food justice, health care, education, gun violence, the experiences of women of color in corporate leadership, and the impact of women business owners in Wisconsin.
After the Wave: Dequadray White found his voice as a musician and poet in the First Wave program
First Wave helped Dequadray White (’20) not only to earn a degree from UW–Madison but also to find his voice, figuratively and literally.
Meet Arturo Diaz, director of the new Multicultural Center at the Wisconsin School of Business
“We’re providing an opportunity for students to build community, get that sense of belonging, and see themselves in the business world.”
Photos: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield meets with students
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, spoke with a select group of students from the political science and African studies programs, as well as the King-Morgridge Scholars. About 130 people attended the Commencement …
Raul Leon named assistant vice provost for student engagement & scholarship programs
An active and passionate researcher and practitioner who earned his doctoral and master’s degrees from UW–Madison, Dr. Leon’s work has been influential in effectively guiding institutions toward creating equitable and inclusive working and learning environments.
Catherine Chan named assistant vice provost for high impact practices
A thought leader in the field of high-impact practices and higher education leadership, Dr. Chan specializes in asset-based approaches, research-informed design, and using community engagement to refine equity-minded academic programs and improve organizational excellence.