Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in history and journalism.
Nearly everyone who met him knew he was a dedicated Badger, serving in numerous volunteer roles at UW-Madison, including as the national president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. He loved helping young people find their path to college.
Russell worked for the University of Wisconsin Extension for over 31 years as a 4-H youth agent. He was recognized as one of the 10 best extension agents in the United States in 1958.
His greatest sport moment was being part of the Big Ten UW 150# football team co-champions in 1947 and 1948.
She was employed for 32 years as a clerical for the Wisconsin State Board of Health and UW System Administration.
She spent her professional life employed in the UW-Madison library system.
Thomas D. Brock was the E. B. Fred Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He made contributions to a wide variety of biological sciences; perhaps his best-known contribution was the discovery of extremely thermophilic microorganisms in high-temperature natural systems, including in Yellowstone National Park.
After retiring from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Brock focused on ecological strategies to restore oak savanna, prairie and marshland on 140 acres that he and his wife had purchased in Black Earth, Wis., about 35 minutes from Madison.
Brock was a microbiologist at UW–Madison. In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the test for Covid-19.
Sharen embarked on a new career path, as a medical researcher with the UW Pulmonary Department. She ran clinical studies focused on cystic fibrosis and lung disease.
Dr. Ashman joined the Jackson Clinic in Madison in 1948, working in the Internal Medicine Department until his retirement in 1983. He also was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and was on staff at Methodist Hospital.
For 16 years, Juanita was the assistant to several professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was assistant to the chairs of the Educational Administration Department and ultimately became the assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Cooperative Extension Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2012, she joined the faculty of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the UW Law School. Trina adored her students and dedicated herself to their professional development and their personal well-being.
They joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Ivy was the first female Clinical Professor in Neurology.
Charlie joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical Engineering-where he worked for the next 39 years. Throughout his tenure with the UW, Professor Hill was known as an outstanding teacher and mentor.
Ann worked at UW-Madison College of Engineering for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was Program Manager Emeritus in charge of the admission and advising of transfer students at the College of Engineering.
A hard working man for 40 years, as a heat and frost insulator with Local 19, and UW Madison. His top priority was always providing for his family.
Lyle worked in the Astronomy Department at UW-Madison, as an instrument maker for 25 years, starting in March 1964, and retiring in 1990, at age 67.
In 1968 they moved to Madison, Wis., where he became Chief veterinarian and Head of Veterinary Services at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. He remained in that position for 27 years.
He began his academic career in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business and completed it at Edgewood College … At the time of his death, he was Professor Emeritus at Edgewood College School of Business and Visiting Professor at UW-Madison.
Tom was also honored several times by the Madison Police department during his career as the building manager at the UW Madison Chemistry building for multiple acts of heroics, being the first to respond in lab fires and saving lives in the process.
Trisha loved her job at UW-Madison as a Human Resource Manager and all of the friends she worked with.
He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department in 1960, specializing in Shakespeare, early English literature and the Bible as literature. He added an interest in expository writing, and was instrumental in introducing Writing Across The Curriculum Program to the campus. He served as the departmental director of the graduate division in the 1970s, as associate chair from 1990 to 1996, as well as on several college and university committees.
After graduating Brookfield High School, Kathy worked at JC Penney’s, Wisconsin Telephone, and University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Genetics and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) departments.
A new memorial scholarship at University of Wisconsin-Madison is honoring former dairy science professor Dave Wieckert, who died in May 2020 at age 88.
Possessing a sharp mind, with excellent skills in shorthand and typing, she worked as a secretary for the city of Middleton, and later the radiology department at the University of Wisconsin.
Staff Sgt. Remington K. Viney, 26, was a Madison native. According to her obituary, she graduated with honors from Sun Prairie High School in 2012 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UW-Madison in 2017. She also served as the captain of the Wisconsin Flying Team during her time at UW-Madison.
A grandfather encouraged him to leave the farm and pursue higher education. Dr. Bentson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in chemistry in 1957 and earned his M.D. at its medical school in 1961.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1968, Mr. Altman earned a law degree in 1971 from George Washington University, where, as a third-year law student, he was recommended as a summer intern to Clifford & Warnke.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jerry was principal investigator for studies on the effectiveness of trauma and heart emergency care, and the cost-effectiveness of helicopter transport of heart, trauma and emergency care. He taught, mentored and became close friends with dozens of graduate students who went on to executive leadership at hospitals around the globe.
Noted: He graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1947 and went on to receive an undergraduate degree in 1951 and MBA in 1959 from the University of Wisconsin. While attending the university, he met Carolyn Royer and they married in 1952
She joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1992, serving as a faculty member until her death. In addition to her active roles in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, she was involved in numerous associations.
He and his team finished the interior of Olin House (Chancellor’s residence) in the Fall of 2008.
His medical career included time at Riley Hospital for Children, Mayo Clinic and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics from 1974-1985.
During the turbulent years of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Don served as Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, after which he returned to his role of Professor of Educational Administration.
She retired from the U.W. Meat and Animal Science Department in 1995.
John joined the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1966. As Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Climatic Research, he pioneered the use of climate models to investigate the causes and effects of large-scale changes in past climates.
On July 1, 1966, she started working for the University Health Services, UW-Madison, Wis., as a medical receptionist.
Ann taught chemistry at both Edgewood College and MATC before entering into her 21-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an administrator for the Institute of Molecular Virology.
In 1968 he was offered a position at the University of Wisconsin with a joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Molecular Biology. His focus was research and mentoring graduate students. He was known as a pioneer in the research on free radicals in various organisms which lead to successful research in humans.
In 1954, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, in Madison, Wis., as a professor of neurology, a position he held for nearly 50 years. In 1965, he was appointed dean of the Medical School-the youngest dean in the university’s history–and was instrumental in the creation of the university’s vast new medical center.
In 1954, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, in Madison, Wis., as a professor of neurology, a position he held for nearly 50 years.
He left in 1961 for a job at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, then another at Lake Forest College, outside Chicago. But he came to believe that his left-wing politics had foreclosed the possibility of an academic career in the United States.
Dr. Webb was a world-renown Emeritus Professor of Physics on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater (B.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1956), up until his retirement in 2001.
He worked with graduate students in the Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin for over 30 years.
Upon Gene’s return from service he worked a brief time for Baker Manufacturing of Evansville before starting his career with the UW Madison Physical Plant Department, retiring in 1995.
The couple then left for the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied under the law school professor J. Willard Hurst, a pioneer in the field of legal history. She received a degree in legal history from the university’s law school in 1962 and was soon the first woman to be hired as a lawyer at what was then known as La Follette, Sinykin, Doyle & Anderson. She rose to be a name partner of the firm.
A proud Marine, Dick worked for the University of Wisconsin for over 30 years.
For many years he served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the UW Cleft Palate Clinic.
Professor emeritus of dairy science and former dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Neal Jorgensen, passed away at 85 on Dec. 22.
She found work in the cafeteria making salads at Truax Field. Later she would continue that line of work for the UW at Chadbourne Hall. One time people were complaining that her Jell-O was so salty; she found out someone accidentally put salt in the sugar container.
Noted: From there, Spangler became an art professor for the University of Wisconsin in Madison, then, aspiring to make more money for his family, started doing work for some commercial firms in Milwaukee.
She worked for 37 years for the University of Wisconsin at the Memorial Library as an academic librarian.
Fran spent more than 25 years working at UW-Madison in the Genetics department working for the famous Professor Oliver Smithies.
Kit Saunders-Nordeen, the first director of women’s athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died on Jan. 1 after battling with Alzheimer’s for several years. She was 80.
She was employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an administrative assistant for 28 years, retiring in 2009.
She then started her career as an administrative assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Agriculture, which she retired from in 1994 after over 40 years and created even more lifelong friendships.
Franklin Delano Wilson, Ph.D., the William H. Sewell-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, passed on Dec. 22, 2020.
Wallace then worked for the University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin System for 21 years under five different UW presidents. His final position was Vice President of Administration and State Government Affairs – coordinating UW planning, development and finances with the legislative and executive branches of state government.
He was a trusted and responsive administrator, serving as Associate Dean and then as a Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences University of Wisconsin.