Photos: Distinguished alumni

Six UWL alumni returned to campus in September to be honored for distinguished service and successful careers during an Alumni Awards Brunch and Ceremony. Here the 2017 Distinguished Alumni take a group selfie before the ceremony. During their visit, they also met with students and participated in a panel discussion.

Patrick Gonzales, ’05, visits Anne Galbraith’s human molecular genetics class. Gonzales presented his work on addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Alyssa Boardman, assistant professor of Educational Studies, and Lisa Koenecke, ’91, tour Northside Elementary School. Koenecke is the academic and career planning coordinator at Madison West High School.

Christopher Gleason, ’02, shares his UWL experience with a music theory class. Gleason is the instrumental music teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Jessica McMunn, ’05, talks to students about her career in film production at Toland Theatre.

Hollie Nyseth Brehm, ’08, presents to a sociology foundations course. Brehm is an assistant professor of sociology at The Ohio State University.

Shelmina Abji, ’85, speaks to a computer science class. Abj is an empowerment speaker with a passion for accelerating success of girls and women.

Christopher Gleason, ’02, shares his thanks to UWL. Gleason recieved the Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award.

Mary Welch De Vriendt accepted the Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award on behalf of her father, Wayne W. Welch, ’56. Welch is a distinguished, longtime educator, researcher and author in science education.

Lisa Koenecke, ’91, accepted the Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award.

Jessica McMunn, ’05, accepted the Parker Distinguished Multicultural Alumni Award.

Patrick Gonzales, ’05, accepted the Rada Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hollie Nyseth Brehm, ’08, accepted the Rada Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Shelmina Abji, ’85, accepted the Maurice O. Graff Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Jessica McMunn, ’05, talks with Joe Anderson, professor of Theatre Arts.

Shelmina Abji, ’85, center, shares a laugh with her guest, left, and Keith Burand, right.