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Graduates tell stories of achievement as commencement approaches

May 13, 2010

The class of 2010 will produce a number of noteworthy graduates who did great things with their experience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In advance of this weekend's commencement, we have profiled just a few of their successes.

Four alumni will receive honorary degrees on May 15

May 14, 2009

Four alumni have been selected to receive honorary degrees from UW–Madison.

Notable graduates: Marci Ybarra — First-generation doctoral student with research to lead to welfare program reform

May 14, 2009

Marci Ybarra is a first-generation college student, and is the first of her family to earn a Ph.D. She entered doctoral education at UW–Madison's School of Social Work to further develop her interests and skills in examining the role of public program designs and practices and related outcomes with recipients, particularly as it relates to poverty.

Notable graduates: Kavi Turnbull — MBA entrepreneur, winner of UW Green Venture Award

May 14, 2009

With an unshakeable passion for entrepreneurship, master of business administration student and CEO Kavi Turnbull will graduate this spring.

Notable graduates: Krista Stewart — Collaborating her passion for music with a fervor for research

May 14, 2009

Krista Stewart, a UW–Madison senior majoring in molecular biology, has not only managed to graduate in two-and-a-half years with a bachelor degree, but also has managed to juggle her intensive undergraduate research with her love for music.

Notable graduates: Ben Nyquist — Triple major brings eco-friendly electric bikes to campus

May 14, 2009

The road to college graduation was a bit greener for Ben Nyquist, co-founder of EnergE-Bikes.

Notable graduates: Prince Moody — Football player starts fitness program for low-income kids

May 14, 2009

UW-Madison student-athlete Prince Moody will graduate this spring with a bachelor's in history and a plan to give back to the community.

Notable graduates: Tom Curry — Double major toots his own horn with the tuba in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet

May 14, 2009

Though he can't tell you exactly why he began playing the tuba, other than it was a challenge, Tom Curry can assure you of his passion for music and incorporating it into today's culture.