Outlook Magazine - Fall 2019

S T A F F Josh Bokor ‘19 Graphic Designer, University Marketing

Chris Cooper University Photographer

Fall 2019 • University of Wisconsin-Stout

Mesa Covill ‘07 ‘09 Senior Alumni Relations Officer

Megan Hultgren Student Designer, University Marketing Willie Johnson Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations Cheryl Keyes ‘92 Production Manager, University Marketing

Amy Luethmers Chief Marketing Officer


Doug Mell Executive Director of Communications and External Relations

Jerry Poling Assistant Director, University Communications Pam Powers Communications Specialist, University Communications Jennie Smith ‘11 Donor Relations and Special Projects Coordinator

A L U M N I N E W S 18 19 22 23 26 28 29 30 C L A S S N O T E S 32

M E S S A G E F R O M T H E C H A N C E L L O R 2 Bob Meyer says goodbye

Almost 40 years later, Hafners are committed to the university

Alumni succeeding in health care

O N C A M P U S 4 5 6

Alumni take California trip in honor of teammate Alumnus visits 100 countries before age 40 Alumni help keep downtown Menomonie current

New chancellor to be named by early December

Cade Walters ‘14 Graphic Designer, University Marketing Emily Wettergren ‘19 Graphic Designer, University Marketing S H A R E YO U R N E W S We’d love to hear from you, and your fellow alumni would too! Drop us a line about your promotion, a reunion, or just to reminisce. S T O U T T R A D I T I O N S Your Alumni Association is interested in learning what traditions were part of your days on campus. Were there bon- fires after the hockey games; did you have weekly dances; what event(s) did your fraternity or sorority hold each year? As you think back to those events, please share them with us.

Stout Proud numbers

Clock Tower bells quieted during renovation project Multiple efforts come together in new, rustic Harvey Hall benches Snapshots of the 2018-2019 academic year

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Alumni Association was formed to serve graduates; alums now serve others

Alumni stats

Alumni have enjoyed varied, fulfilling careers in law enforcement

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Campus news

Co-op program has provided 37 years of value to students and employers

Class notes

P A T H WAY S F O R WA R D 14 15 16 Pathways Forward New Vice Chancellor Willie Johnson

A T H L E T I C S 36

Gymnastics team led the way for Blue Devil athletics in 2018-19

E M A I L alumni@uwstout.edu

Donation provides boost for new child and family center

P H O N E (715) 232-1151

O N L I N E Share your news or ideas at www.uwstout.edu/alumni


O N T H E C OV E R Mary Wileman celebrates May 4 after receiving her diploma at Johnson Fieldhouse. Wileman, a special education major from Naperville, Ill., is one of 1,319 new UW-Stout graduates.

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