Photo gallery A thank you, and a goodbye — sweetened with ice cream

August 3, 2017

In honor of Project 72 — an outreach effort highlighting UW–Madison connections and alumni in all 72 Wisconsin counties —  ice cream was served from the “Thank You 72” truck during the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association’s annual staff picnic on the lawn of the Dejope Residence Hall. WFAA’s remodeled, vintage ice cream truck debuted at the event and will soon travel to communities around the state. Also at the picnic, Paula Bonner, retiring executive director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, was honored.

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck debuted at the event, and it will soon visit communities throughout the state to serve ice cream.

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck debuted at the event, and it will soon visit communities throughout the state to serve ice cream. Photo by: Jeff Miller

WFAA marketing coordinator Julia Kinsey serves scoops of ice cream from the

WFAA marketing coordinator Julia Kinsey serves scoops of ice cream from the "Thank You 72" truck. Photo by: Jeff Miller

WFAA marketing coordinator Julia Kinsey serves scoops of ice cream from the

WFAA marketing coordinator Julia Kinsey serves scoops of ice cream from the "Thank You 72" truck. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Bonner, center, smiles as she is honored. At left is Katharine Lyall, emerita president of the UW System. At right is Bonner's partner, Ann Schaffer.

Bonner, center, smiles as she is honored. At left is Katharine Lyall, emerita president of the UW System. At right is Bonner's partner, Ann Schaffer.

Paula Bonner, retiring executive director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, laughs as Jeff Wendorf, WFAA vice president of advancement for alumni relations and engagement, presents her with a giant tissue box as Bonner — known for periodically becoming overcome with emotion — is honored during the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association's annual staff picnic.

Paula Bonner, retiring executive director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, laughs as Jeff Wendorf, WFAA vice president of advancement for alumni relations and engagement, presents her with a giant tissue box as Bonner — known for periodically becoming overcome with emotion — is honored during the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association's annual staff picnic. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Second from left, Paula Bonner sings

Second from left, Paula Bonner sings "Varsity" with Bucky Badger and WFAA leaders after being honored. Also pictured from center to right are Jeff Wendorf, Michael Knetter, Jim Kennedy Katharine Lyall and Jodi Patek. Photo by: Jeff Miller

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck will soon travel around the state.

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck will soon travel around the state. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Paula Bonner, retiring executive director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, samples butter-pecan ice cream (temporarily nicknamed Paula Bon Bon) as she is honored during the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association's annual staff picnic, held on the lawn of the Dejope Residence Hall.

Paula Bonner, retiring executive director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, samples butter-pecan ice cream (temporarily nicknamed Paula Bon Bon) as she is honored during the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association's annual staff picnic, held on the lawn of the Dejope Residence Hall. Photo by: Jeff Miller

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck will soon travel around the state.

WFAA's remodeled, vintage ice cream truck will soon travel around the state.

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