Alan Hobson '82
As a cancer survivor and Mount Everest “summiteer,” University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus Alan Hobson ’82, of Canada, coaches others to conquer their challenges. The journalism and radio-TV-film major and former Titan gymnast began his career as a reporter with The Ottawa Citizen, one of Canada’s largest daily newspapers. Hobson then worked as a full-time freelance writer/broadcaster for about 10 years, before writing the official book about the 1988 Olympic torch relay.
Carolyn Jolitz '84
From her first assignment with the U.S. Army to her current role as nurse executive, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumna Carolyn Jolitz ’84, has served the nation with honor and excellence.
As a young officer in the U.S. Army, Col. Jolitz earned the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, which she continues to wear to this day. In 2005, she earned membership in the exclusive Order of Military Medical Merit.
Gwendolyn Kelly '74
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumna Gwendolyn Kelly ’74, of Bentonville, Ark., finds innovative ways to promote Wal-Mart to the African-American community. As a senior marketing manager for the top Fortune 500 company, Kelly customizes delivery of the “Save Money, Live Better” brand to African-Americans, including expanding Wal-Mart’s efforts in event marketing.
Jeff Marks '77
For more than 30 years, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus Jeff Marks ’77, of Oshkosh, has worked in the “trenches” of social work, quietly transforming lives. Marks serves as the support services director for the Outagamie County Health Center/Brewster Village, where he has worked since 1988.
Thomas Oleson '63
When University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus Thomas Oleson ’63, started Para Los Niños 16 years ago, he had just $100 and a desire to help poor children.
Since then, he has led the nonprofit organization on 45 trips to Central and South America to provide clothes, toys, and medical and school supplies to hundreds of children in orphanages, schools, communities and public hospitals.