The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. — Ghandi
In recent years, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus has been undergoing a physical transformation, with the construction of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Sage Hall and Horizon Village and many other much-needed improvements to our infrastructure. Alumni returning to their alma mater have enjoyed watching the campus’ metamorphosis.
We are now experiencing another type of transformation … this time in the form of a major overhaul to our general education curriculum for first- and second-year students. Our new University Studies Program (USP) offers alumni a tremendous opportunity to make a significant impact on our success and the success of our students.
I invite you to read our cover story about how the USP is going to significantly enhance our undergraduate curriculum. I also strongly encourage you to consider volunteering to serve as an alumni mentor with the USP and to work side-by-side with our sophomore students in the community beginning in fall 2014. Alumni have never before had such an opportunity to make a direct impact on student success. You are needed, and your service will make a difference.
Also in this issue, we have dedicated a special section to our record-breaking 2012 Titans football season that captured the attention of alumni throughout the nation. In addition, we feature senior Jake White who is building a business related to providing sober parties for UWO students, and alumni Dani (Woerpel) Stolley and Sandi Van Sistine who are making an impact in their communities through their passion and creativity. I know you will be inspired by their stories.
Christine Gantner, Alumni Director