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.
Kit Saunders Nordeen, who pioneered women’s athletics at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960s and ’70s, and as a top national administrator fought for equal opportunities for women athletes in the tumultuous years following the passage of Title IX, died Jan. 1, 2021.
Saunders Nordeen, who oversaw Badgers women’s athletics after the UW Athletic Board approved varsity status in 1974, died Jan. 1 at age 80. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, according to an obituary.
He worked as a tool and die maker for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for many years.
In 1965 David joined the faculty of the UW School of Medicine, Seattle, where he cared for patients, taught medical students, and conducted kidney metabolism research. In 1974 he became the Head of Nephrology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine.
She worked full-time in the Inorganic Chemistry Department for the University of Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene for 26 years.
In 1960, Irene took a job in the UW’s Zoology Department where she prepared and taught laboratories in comparative anatomy, embryology, and parasitology. She worked closely with professors and many generations of graduate student assistants.
He was an NIH Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, England, before returning to Madison in 1961, to join the University of Wisconsin faculty in Biochemistry. His research focused on the metabolism, action, and nutritional significance of Vitamin K.
In addition to the farm, Nils worked for the UW-Madison in the computing center (now DoIT) for 28 years.
Boykoff also taught classes for the UW-Madison Law School between 1979 and 1991, including his favorite seminar: “Select Problems in Legislation.”
Noted: In 1941, with a loan from Mr. Lee, he began studying at the University of Wisconsin. He worked nights at a newspaper, The Madison Capitol Times. Because Madison had a curfew for anyone under 18, he said, “I am probably the only police reporter in history who had to get a special pass to be out at night.”
Earl worked for over 30 years at the University of Wisconsin as an animal caretaker.
Dr. Waclaw Tadeusz Szybalski, a long-time professor at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
Jeanette Ross, Professor, Emeritus Status, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, died Dec. 21, 2020, at her residence in Madison.
John Elton Ross, distinguished emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and pioneer in the study of the role of mass communication in environmental decision making, died Dec. 3, 2020. He was 94.
After college she taught high school history, directed the women’s dormitory at Coe College, earned her master’s degree from UW-Madison, and eventually became the Assistant to the Dean of Women at UW. She met and married Joseph Lee Shaw in 1951. She left the workforce to raise three children, returning to the campus in 1963 as Assistant Dean in the College of Letters and Science and eventually the Assistant Director of the Faculty Advising Service, a position she held until her retirement in 1990.
Noted: The couple moved to Madison to continue their studies. Both became University of Wisconsin professors, and she also worked at a law firm before her appointment to the court.
He was a part-time lecturer on factory-built housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He taught and provided supervision for decades at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Social Work and Department of Counseling Psychology.
Betty then decided to return to her first love of librarianship and served as a law librarian and later an instructor in legal research at several law schools, including Duke Law School and finally the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.
In 1982, Terry and Mary Ann, along with their now four children, moved to Madison, Wis., where he assumed the Directorship of the Waisman Center for Mental Retardation and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(Ret. Col.) David G. Dibbell Sr., M.D., Professor Emeritus and past Division Chair, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, passed away peacefully at home and on his terms on Nov. 19, 2020 .. One of his greatest accomplishments and the legacy he leaves is building the first program in reconstructive surgery at the UW Department of Surgery, where he created international outreach programs, providing plastic surgery and care in Central and South America.
After graduation, Donna worked at the University Hospital in Madison as a Medical Technologist in the bone marrow lab until she retired in 2003.
Abrahamson, a New York City native, graduated first in her class from Indiana University Law School in 1956, three years after her marriage to Seymour Abrahamson. The couple moved to Madison and her husband, a world-renowned geneticist, joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1961. He died in 2016. She earned a law degree from UW-Madison in 1962. Abrahamson worked as a professor and joined a Madison law firm, hired by the father of future Gov. Jim Doyle, in 1962.
Noted: At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Meg received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history. She also played drums in the marching band.