UW-Barron County alumni whose achievements and contributions make a significant impact in their professions and communities are recognized each year by the UW-Barron County Foundation. Nominations for the 2014 UW-BC Distinguished Alumni award will be received online, by mail or in person at the campus through Saturday, March 15, 2014.
All alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Barron County are eligible. Selection takes place in April and will be announced publicly at UW-BC Commencement ceremonies on May 21.
Nominations should cite achievement, recognition or honors from employment or community service or both, and will give preference to nominees who, over a period of time, improve the lives of individuals, communities, regions, or nations.
Biographies of past Distinguished Alumni and their achievements are on the UW-BC website. These include Pastor Peter Muschinske (2013), Jeff Hile (2012), regional businessman and artist; Mark Gilbertson (2011), Department of Energy official and award-winner for leadership in environmental and nuclear waste initiatives; Eric Ness (2010), Wisconsin District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, nationally recognized for his achievements ; Karyn Schauf (2009), Barron resident, former Alice in Dairyland and community/agribusiness leader; John Paul Gamoke (2008), Arcadia native and stage and screen actor; Lance Allan Hajdasz (2007), Rice Lake native and WTMJ-Milwaukee's lead sports anchor; and Louis E. Muench (2006), internationally renowned Cumberland businessman and local philanthropist.
To nominate a UW-BC alumnus or alumna, visit barron.uwc.edu and click ‘Foundation/Alumni.’ To discuss the nomination or for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the UW-Barron County Foundation office, 1800 College Drive, 234-8176 x 5503.