Campus News Short Takes
Two of the eight Burlington-area women competing for the title of Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest 2013 are UW-Parkside students. They are:
Dana Calamia, daughter of Dave and Diane Calamia of Burlington. Dana plays piano for her talent presentation and has chosen "A Future that Fits," finding an education that is the best fit, as her community service platform. She graduated May 12 with degree in economics and mathematics and was named one of the Class of 2012's Outstanding Graduates.
Stephanie Parco, daughter of Kevin and Beth Parco of Racine. Stephanie will dance for her talent presentation and has chosen "Promoting an Active and Independent Senior Lifestyle" as her community service platform. She is a criminal justice major.
Named "the sweetest pageant in the state" by Wisconsin tourismsecretaryStephanie Klett, the Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest contest takes place Saturday, May 26, starting at 2 p.m. on the Chocolate Festival Wanasek Stage.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be well represented at today's Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship Banquet. The annual event is attended by some of Wisconsin's most influential leaders and this year's guest list has more than 40 University of Wisconsin System representatives, including:
Regent and UW-Parkside graduate Mike Falbo, regent and current UW-Parkside student Tracy Hribar, along with regents Katie Pointer and Tim Higgins
UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford will be joined by colleagues Renee Wachter, Joe Gow, and Rick Wells
The guest list also includes UW System President Dr. Kevin Reilly.
The banquet is at the Monona Terrace starting with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.Six UW-Parkside graduates: Jesus Valladolid, Gwendolyn Byrd, Channel McClellan, Brittany Macareno, LaTierra Piphus, and Kathryn Evans earned Community Based Learning Certificates to augment their diplomas. Each successfully completed the 10 credits of CBL coursework needed to earn the honor. The Center for Community Partnerships called the students, "strong examples of UW-Parkside graduates prepared to be civically engaged in their future local and global communities."