Tag Alumni

Oscar win puts Badger alum in ‘Spotlight’

March 8, 2016

Nicole Rocklin was one of the producers of the movie "Spotlight," which won Best Picture at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28.

Tradition of serving others keeps drawing UW–Madison alumni into Peace Corps

February 18, 2016

We're the 2nd-largest producer of Peace Corps Volunteers, according to the 2016 ranking of colleges nationwide.

UW-Madison graduate named Gates Cambridge Scholar

February 15, 2016

Joanna Lawrence received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UW–Madison and completed her master’s degree in archaeology at Cambridge last year.

UW honors noted entrepreneurs with achievement awards

May 4, 2015

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards this year honor a graduate of the Department of Computer Sciences who co-founded the company that’s now WebMD, and a Department of Animal Sciences professor who has turned his patented technologies into startup companies.

Two UW–Madison alumni honored as inspirational leaders by Heinz Awards

April 23, 2015

When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti in January 2010, former Marine and 2005 UW–Madison graduate Jacob Wood, along with fellow veteran William McNulty, assembled a rapid-response team to provide aid. Their success gave rise to Team Rubicon, an organization of volunteer veterans armed with a new mission: providing swift and effective disaster relief.

Young UW–Madison alumni are the future of their communities

March 10, 2015

Nine young graduates of the University of Wisconsin–Madison making stand-out contributions in their communities are being honored with the Forward under 40 award, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA).