A Message from the President -
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s LGBTQA+ Alumni Association’s official site. As many of you know, the relationships and the future careers we nurtured and tailored during our tenure at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh still impact and effect us today. Although many of us have left Oshkosh, the LGBTQA+ community back at the university stands stronger-than-ever and it is in due part to alumni and the current students who call the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh home.
The creation of the first ever University of Wisconsin Oshkosh LGBTQA+ Alumni Board is vital to insure that we treasure the memories and experiences of past, current, and future students. It is our duty as alumni to not only stand as beacons of current LGBTQA+ student's future successes but also our success as a community in general.
If you would like to be receive communications from the LGBTQA+ Alumni Chapter and learn what is going on with the board, send an email to UW Oshkosh Alumni Relation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Class of '09
Please view the LGBTQA+AA Board’s By-laws.
Chapter Board Members
Class of '09
John Erickson is the City Council Deputy to Councilmember Abbe Land at the City of West Hollywood, CA. John works directly with the coordination of legislative activities and the priorities for the office of Councilmember Land, drafts municipal ordinances and policies, and deals with issues such as but not limited to LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, gender, disability awareness, human services, rent stabilization, historic preservation and the environment. John is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Religious History at Claremont Graduate University. He holds an MA in Women’s Studies in Religion; an MA in Applied Women’s Studies; and a BA in English Literature and a minor in Women’s Studies. He is the Non-Fiction Reviewer for Lambda Literary, the leader in LGBTQ reviews, author interviews, opinions, and news since 1989, a permanent contributor to the blog Feminism and Religion, and the Co-Chair of the Queer Studies in Religion section, the only regional section of the American Academy of Religion that is dedicated to the exploration of LGBTQ studies in religion and other relevant fields in the nation.
Class of '09
Nick Antonicci currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD) at Duke University. The Center for Sexual and Gender diversity is comprised of four full time staff members and works towards creating a more inclusive campus community for LGBTIQA+ students, staff and faculty through education, support, advocacy, mentoring, and academic engagement. Nick is responsible for educational trainings and workshops, serving as a liaison to ten LGBTIQA+ graduate student organizations, managing two mentoring programs, the supervision of student staff, assessment of programs, and building relationships and collaborating with the Duke LGBT Alumni Organization.
Nick Antonicci began his career at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a Psychology and Spanish student. While at UW Oshkosh, he was heavily involved in Residence Life, the LGBT campus community including Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, a campus initiative focusing on educating students on healthy relationships as a CARE Intern, and the academic advising center as a Peer Advising Liaison. Nick later accepted a graduate assistantship in Residence Life at the University of Denver where as a graduate student he studied and earned a Master of the Arts in Higher Education with an emphasis on Diversity and Social Justice. After graduate school, Nick served as a Residence Life Coordinator for two years at the Colorado School of Mines where he held a collateral focused on diversity and social justice.
In his free time, Nick enjoys running, yoga and spending time outdoors. He fully admits his geekness when it comes to video games, and sci-fi and fantasy literature and tv shows. Nick also takes longs walks with his dog Maggie.
Bailey Murph, MPH
Class of '11
Bailey M. Murph, MPH received her Master of Public Health in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health in 2014. Prior to graduate school, she attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies with a minor in African American Studies in 2011. During that time, she became engaged in a variety of health and nonprofit work including domestic violence advocacy, HIV testing and counseling, and autism line therapy. During her graduate work, Bailey spent a year as a Graduate Education Diversity Intern for the American Evaluation Association in which she worked with IMPACT Planning Council of Milwaukee to evaluate a variety of programs addressing issues ranging from veterans with substance use issues to chronically homeless families. Bailey currently works at United Way of Greater Milwaukee where she is engaged in projects that address teen pregnancy prevention, evaluation of public school curriculum, maternal and infant health, homelessness and public safety.
Class of '10
Thomas Wolf is a graduate of UW Oshkosh in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and International Studies, with minors in Religious Studies and African Studies. As a student, he was student government vice-president and a 2 term president. Thomas served on numerous committees throughout my tenure including: Segregated Fees (5 term chair), LGBTQ Council, Social Justice Steering Committee, LGBTQ Advisory Council, and Campus Pride Index Committee. As a student he helped spearhead the creation of the LGBTQ Resource Center and was the director's assistant for 3 years. As her assistant, he developed the Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner which will be celebrating its' 5th year in 2015. As a staff member at UW Oshkosh, he helped lay the groundwork for the LGBTQA+ Alumni Chapter and continue to serve on the LGBTQ Advisory Council, Campus Pride Index and Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner Committee.
Class of '11
During his time at UW Oshkosh (2006-2011), Andrew worked in the department of residence life as a Community Advisor and eventually a Leadership Development Specialist (LDS). During his time as an LDS, he worked with the department of residence life to edit the Resident Handbook to ensure the verbiage was more inclusive for queer students. Additionally, Andrew was an active member of Rainbow Alliance for HOPE for many years. In his final year at Oshkosh, he was Vice-President of Rainbow Alliance for HOPE. After graduation, he went to Washington D.C., where he interned for OUT For Work, a LGBT non-profit devoted to helping recent graduates transition from an academic world to a business world. After the summer of 2011, Andrew took a role with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing company, Cielo (formerly Pinstripe), where he still works today as a Senior Social Media Specialist. He currently lives in West Allis, WI with his pug, Poppy.
Class of '14
Ian Unger is a member of the UW Oshkosh class of 2014 and served as the Rainbow Alliance for HOPE President from 2013-2014 and as the Resource Center STEP intern during that same time period. Ian is now a member of the LGBTQ Advisory Council as a community member and am part of the Transaction Week Planning Committee. Ian also runs a blog, Inject Equality, through which he conveys information about activism and education in the LGBTQ community. He is currently working as a Marketing Manager/Sales Associate at the Nutrition Discount Center on Main Street in Oshkosh, WI and hopes to stay involved in campus activism as much as possible.
Ex-Officio Members –
Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center - Dr. Liz Cannon
The Rainbow Alliance for HOPE President -Lee O'Day
LGBTQ Education and Advocacy Council Co-Chairs- Sally Masters M.Ed., CAGS, Associate Director of Academic Advising at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Rich Marshall, Career Advisor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh