Running down the dream

UW-L alumnus Dana Zimmerman’s inner drive led him to earn a silver metal in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. It also allowed the young man with Cerebral Palsy to never let his disability stand in the way of his academic and athletic dreams.
“In my head I was saying ‘believe, believe, believe — There is nothing that can prevent you. Go for it…,’” recalls Zimmerman.

Alum says “yes” to marriage at swing

The swing outside of Graff Main Hall holds a lot of significance for UW-L alums Jenn O’Neill and Michael Hemmer.
After meeting as seniors on the UW-L Student Senate, O’Neill and Hemmer started dating. Their meeting place between classes and before dates was always the swing.

Alum recalls the scenic journey on I-90 to UW-L

“The journey from my hometown of Edgerton, Wis., to UW-La Crosse is one that I first took 11 years ago during my freshman year of college. This trip up I-90 went from a glacial plane to a beautiful river valley during the160-mile trip. It did not take long to fall in love with the area for many reasons.”

Alumnus visits UW-L’s tribute to veterans

With the building of the new stadium and Veterans Memorial Stadium Hall of Honor, it seemed like the right time for Ed Ganske, ’41, and his son Larry Ganske, ’77, to return to campus. The two visited UW-L’s tribute to veterans on Sept. 16 and then visited memorials to veterans in Washington, D.C., the next day.

UW-L Alum is Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

Some teachers dread the question from the back of the room — the one where the frustrated student calls out, “Why are we doing this?”
Brad Markhardt, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and a 2001 UW-La Crosse alumnus, loves that question. Find out why.