UW-Parkside to Honor Eight Distinguished Alumni

Published: June 30, 2022

DAASomers, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will honor eight individuals with the Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Friday, July 15. These awards recognize graduates who excel in their chosen field and perform exemplary service to the community. The event will begin with a reception at 5:00 pm, followed by a ceremony at 5:30 in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

The 2021-22 UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are: Steve “Rocky” Donovan ’89 (Mount Pleasant, WI), Antoinette “Toni” Hansen ’90 and MBA ’99 (Pleasant Prairie, WI), Honorable Katherine Grace Leonard ’82 (Honolulu, HI), Dr. Dannie Moore ’04 (Richmond, KY), Barbara J. Osborne, JD ’82 (Cary, NC), William “Bill” Seidel ’72 (Mount Pleasant, WI), Dr. Mary Ann Wu ’83 (Rockville, MD), and Dr. Jacqueline M. Zalewski ’95 (Berwyn, PA).

In addition to honoring these alumni, UW-Parkside will recognize the late Dr. Anna Maria Williams with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Williams left a strong legacy in the UW-Parkside campus community over the course of her decades of teaching and leadership. Her generous financial support to the university continues to impact students to this day.

“Anna Maria’s dedication to UW-Parkside students and their success is legendary, as our pre-health alumni will tell you,” said Chancellor Debbie Ford. “We’re so grateful that future generations of UW-Parkside students in the sciences will experience her generosity and will continue to be inspired by her belief in what UW-Parkside students can achieve.”

To learn more about UW-Parkside's Distinguished Alumni Awards and to register for the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony, visit https://www.uwp.edu/alumni/awards/.

About the UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards  

UW-Parkside accepts Distinguished Alumni Award nominations throughout the year and selects award recipients each summer. Nominees must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and are considered based on criteria for the Achievement Award or Service Award. To learn more UW-Parkside’s Distinguished Alumni Award,visit: www.uwp.edu/traditions  

Media Contact: 
Linnéa Booher
Donor & Alumni Engagement Director
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
262-595-2404 | booher@uwp.edu

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