Outlook Magazine - Fall 2021


Chris Cooper University Photographer

Abbey Goers Communications Specialist, Marketing Communications

Fall 2021 • University of Wisconsin-Stout

William Johnson Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations

Cheryl Keyes ‘92 Production Manager, Marketing Communications AJ Liedl Creative and Brand Manager, Marketing Communications Jerry Poling Communications Manager, Marketing Communications Pam Powers Communications Specialist, Marketing Communications Gary Schuster ‘15 Interim Director, Marketing Communications Jennie Smith ‘11 Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator Cade Walters ‘14 Graphic Designer, Marketing Communications


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 A message from Chancellor Katherine Frank

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Hospitality leaders bouncing back from COVID challenges It’s a dream – working at DreamWorks 3M researchers stick it with polar bear project

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New vice chancellor and Inside Stout podcast

Impactful military, education careers

Snapshots of the 2020-2021 academic year

Milwaukee special ed teacher makes a difference

FOCUS2030 10-year strategic plan


‘Bluetiful’ color discovered by a Blue Devil

Academic programs added, updated

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.

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Special family bond inspires graduate

Kidney donation helps save friend’s life

Graduate’s positive experience; chancellor’s investiture ceremony

Food science meets Midwestern farm

Podcast on social issues gains national attention

More sun power harnessed at Price Commons

Stout Proud numbers

Class notes

Campus briefs

Professor’s research contributed to space race

S T O U T U N I V E R S I T Y F O U N D A T I O N 16 17 18 Career in education inspires new scholarship

E M A I L alumni@uwstout.edu

Message from Vice Chancellor William Johnson; Foundation supports employee success

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P H O N E (715) 232-1151

Spring season ends with a bang

Alum supports new Digital Process Lab

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

Hall of Famer, athletic directors pass away


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O N T H E C OV E R One of the new campus banners hangs in front of the north side of Jarvis Hall.

facebook.com/stoutalumni @uwstoutalumni_official

Homecoming events

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