UW-Parkside to Honor Eight Alumni at the Distinguished Alumni Awards 

Published: May 1, 2024

Distinguished Alumni AwardsKenosha, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Eight outstanding alumni will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, May 31 from 5-8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The honorees were nominated and selected for their achievements, service, professional success in their field and their exemplary service to the community. 

The 2023-2024 UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:   

  • Ms. Giovanna Gutierrez ‘13 (Kenosha, Wisconsin) 
  • Mr. James Neibaur ‘88 (Racine, Wisconsin) 
  • Ms. Jasmine M. Johnson '03 (Oak Creek, Wisconsin) 
  • Mr. John C. Prostko '95 (Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin) 
  • Dr. Kathleen Nichols D.D.S. ‘82 (Lubbock, Texas)  
  • Mr. Mark Behl '92 (Reno, Nevada) 
  • Ms. Patricia Heller '80 (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin) 
  • Mr. Jerome Garrett Jr. ‘05 (Oregon, WI)  

About the UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards   

The UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate and honor the rich legacy of learning and accomplishments by those graduates who have excelled in performing exemplary service to the community. To learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards please visit https://www.uwp.edu/alumni/awards/  

UW-Parkside invites the public to attend and join us in celebrating our accomplished alumni. The event begins with a reception and networking session from 5-5:30 p.m., a dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and the award ceremony from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is $50 per person. Register by May 22 here

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress. 

Media contact:  

Derek Fye 
Communications Manager  
University of Wisconsin-Parkside  
Fye@uwp.edu | (262) 771-5419

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