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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The highest award that alumni can receive from the association. It is awarded to individuals who are active in their professional fields and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

 

Morgan Bailey

Morgan Bailey '12

Bailey currently works as a nursing supervisor at the Wisconsin Resource Center, Wisconsin’s only resident psychiatric treatment facility serving both incarcerated males and females. Before that, he served as a health service unit manager at Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

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Lori Brooks

Lori (Burns) Brooks '82

Brooks a freelance sports director with the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12.com. She serves as the lead director of women's basketball and the Pac-12 Women's Tournament. Brooks has traveled around the world producing award-winning live events, including the Olympics Games in Athens, Torino, Beijing, London, Sochi.

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Craig Cady

Craig Cady '76 and '87 MS

Cady is an associate professor of biology at Bradley University where he serves as the director of the Stem Cell Research Laboratory, managing a team of students who research ways to treat ovarian and pancreatic cancer, heart disease and parathyroid issues.

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Alan Christian

Alan Christian '92

Christian is an associate professor in the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research relates to the ecology, conservation and management of freshwater systems.

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Susan Gordon Baker

Susan (Stigall) Gordon Barker '79

Gordon Barker has guided many people in growing and defining their careers. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Black Data Processing Associates, Black Women’s Health Study, National Human Resources Association and Society for Human Resources Management.

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James Hoffman

James Hoffman '75 and '82 MS

Hoffman arrived at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as an undergraduate student after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1972. He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 1975 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction administration in 1982.He began his career as a teacher and worked his way up to administrator, a role he served in for 26 years.

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Philip Whitebloom

Philip Whitebloom '80

Whitebloom  serves as the vice president of North America regional, channels and government sales for Imagine Communications. He worked for Sony Electronics of America for 23 years and is a two-time recipient of the Sony Samurai Award, the company’s highest honor.

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Pamela Witt-Hillen

Pamela Witt-Hillen '78

Witt-Hillen is a flight nurse with ThedCare-ThedaStar. She served as a clinical staff nurse for 40 years with teaching and marketing roles. Since 2005, she has written a quarterly newsletter as a forum for current nursing education, to highlight caregiver accomplishments and to inspire others with patient stories of courage and recovery.

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by reinecka — last modified Sep 23, 2016 10:50 AM