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Gift from 1929 alumnus funds Kennedy Nursing Fellow Scholarships

Gift from 1929 alumnus funds Kennedy Nursing Fellow Scholarships

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

Through a generous grant from the Dr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Kennedy Foundation in Corpus Christi, Texas, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing established Kennedy Nursing Fellow Scholarships. These distinguished awards recognize the top nursing students in the college.

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Gladys M. Stern Scholarship in Elementary Education

Gladys M. Stern Scholarship in Elementary Education

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

What would motivate a dozen people from across the country, with no previous relationship with the University, to create a scholarship fund for UW Oshkosh students? Why, Aunt Glady of course!

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Dan Gable "Commitment to Excellence" Wrestling Endowment

Dan Gable "Commitment to Excellence" Wrestling Endowment

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

Not all support comes in the form of financial contributions. Sometimes an individual with a well-respected name and revered reputation can ensure the success of a program simply by endorsing it.

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Phyllis Albrecht Nursing Scholarship

Phyllis Albrecht Nursing Scholarship

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

A skilled nurse heals; a compassionate nurse comforts; a truly exceptional nurse inspires. Phyllis Albrecht was a caring and gifted nurse who shared her expertise and compassion with the residents of Bethel Home, an Oshkosh skilled nursing facility. She also was a patient, insightful, and experienced mentor to UW Oshkosh nursing student interns who did their clinical studies at Bethel Home.

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Carla Roberts Special Education Teaching Scholarship

Carla Roberts Special Education Teaching Scholarship

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

The Carla Roberts Special Education Teaching Scholarship was created by the January 2008 UW Oshkosh graduate, in gratitude for assistance she received as a student.

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Lifelong Learner Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Lifelong Learner Scholarship for Academic Excellence

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Feb 11, 2013 04:51 PM

Nontraditional student Kathy Devereaux established this scholarship during her final semester at UW Oshkosh in the College of Education and Human Services. Kathy received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from Cornell University and returned to school in 2003 to pursue a dual degree in elementary and special education.

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Jane Atwood O'Connell

Jane Atwood O'Connell

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

As a student at the Oshkosh Teachers College from 1931 to 1934, it is unlikely Jane Atwood thought about making a planned gift to benefit future generations of students. But, over time, that’s exactly what she did. In 2009, the UW Oshkosh Foundation received a gift of more than $500,000 from the estate of Jane Atwood O’Connell, upon her death at the age of 94, creating a living legacy for future generations.

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Carol Schulke

Carol Schulke

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Carol Schulke’s career path led her to public and private universities as a dedicated educator in the field of social work. Following her retirement as department chairperson and associate professor of social work from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) in 2003, she established a revocable charitable trust to create a living legacy to carry on her life’s work through the Carol L. Schulke MSW Collaboration Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation.

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Irene Koerwitz

Irene Koerwitz

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Irene Heywood Koerwitz understood the value of a good book. Her professional life centered around her love of literature and sharing that interest with young people. A generous bequest funds the purchase of books for the children's literature class. Her gift ensures that future students will understand and appreciate the power of the written word.

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Dr. Patricia J. Koll

Dr. Patricia J. Koll

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

UW Oshkosh graduate students enjoy enhanced scholarship and research opportunities thanks to initiatives created and supported by Patricia J. Koll MST '68. Koll joined the teaching ranks of her alma mater following completion of her master's degree in 1968. Her 31 years at the University included service as an education professor, associate dean, and coordinator of continuing education and outreach.

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Mary Bayorgeon

Mary Bayorgeon

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Together, Agnes’ son, John, daughter Mary Bayorgeon and daughter-in- law, Nancy, established the Agnes Drexler Kujawa Memorial Scholarship for Single Mothers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation. The fund provides annual scholarships to single mothers trying to obtain a college degree to improve their lives and the lives of their children.

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Long-time sports journalist creates scholarship endowment

Long-time sports journalist creates scholarship endowment

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus Clifford A. Christl ’70, and his family have established an endowed scholarship fund for students who graduated from Green Bay East High School and are majoring in a degree within the College of Letters and Science with a strong preference given to applicants planning to major in journalism. The scholarship gives preference to applicants who are the first in their family to attend college.

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A Man Moving Forward, A Lifetime of Giving Back

A Man Moving Forward, A Lifetime of Giving Back

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Stan Talarek created a lasting gift through his estate, perpetuating the dream that each generation does better than the last. The majority of his estate is designated to UW Oshkosh and the College of Education and Human Services. It is a way for him to give back to his alma mater with a gift that will serve his purposes and last the longest.

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Memories, Ministry and Munificence

Memories, Ministry and Munificence

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Tara Gagne is grateful for her UW Oshkosh experiences. She recognizes that others gave gifts to further her education. Based on her belief of giving back, it was natural for her to create a bequest in her will to her alma mater. Her estate gift will provide scholarships to special education students and benefit the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association

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Providing a Good Education, Learning Spaces

Providing a Good Education, Learning Spaces

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

"By helping our University and the Foundation, we're helping those coming after us get the same great education we did."

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Local Organization Supports UWO Students

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

"Giving to UW Oshkosh is one of the ways we can ensure, with the rising cost of education, that people can continue to go to school."

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Faculty Focus on Student Success

Faculty Focus on Student Success

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

"The scholarship provided me with job experience and got me involved with learning new techniques."- Tim Anderson, recipient of a scholarship funded by retired faculty member Gene Drecktrah

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Scholarship, Program Funded through a Legacy

Scholarship, Program Funded through a Legacy

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

Mary Ellis fulfills her cousin Candice Tylke's wishes by enhancing UW Oshkosh fire science programs.

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Education at the Heart of Funds

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Alumna Annette Blanchette's creativity and passion for education has helped her develop several funds supporting various student-focused programs and scholarships.

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Scholarship Recipients Help Others Achieve By Giving Back

Scholarship Recipients Help Others Achieve By Giving Back

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

Eugene and Nancy Winkler simply believe in the power of a great education. The Winklers also believe in helping others achieve the rewards of a great education, which is why they give to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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Estate Gift from Alumna Strengthens Fire Science Program

Estate Gift from Alumna Strengthens Fire Science Program

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Feb 11, 2013 04:52 PM

A generous contribution from the estate of Candice Tylke '94 will help open doors for women pursuing fire science careers by funding scholarships and a summer camp for young women interested in learning more about the profession.

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Collaboration in Action Leadership Award Goes to BIOferm Energy Solutions

Collaboration in Action Leadership Award Goes to BIOferm Energy Solutions

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

It takes innovation and collaboration to prepare our higher education institutions, businesses and communities for the future. The UW Oshkosh Foundation Board of Directors annually honors an individual or organization that exemplifies northeastern Wisconsin's can-do spirit of teamwork and partnership, by presenting them with the Collaboration in Action Leadership Award.

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2011 Community Breakfast

2011 Community Breakfast

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:11 PM

The UW Oshkosh Foundation's sixth annual Community Breakfast was held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

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Downtown Oshkosh hotel officially under new ownership

Downtown Oshkosh hotel officially under new ownership

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

A local partnership is announced to revitalize Oshkosh’s waterfront City Center Hotel in the heart of downtown, two blocks from UW Oshkosh.

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Chancellor Wells: UW Oshkosh’s, Foundation’s catalyst value evident in hotel partnership

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 10, 2012 04:10 PM

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chancellor Wells was among the speakers at a Feb. 14 press conference announcing the UW Oshkosh Foundation’s and two private-partner hoteliers’s official purchase of City Center Hotel in downtown Oshkosh.

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City of Oshkosh Honored at Community Breakfast

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Oct 16, 2012 11:47 AM

Event included address by Blois Olson '94, media and communications expert, and regular speaker on political volatility, media change and social media strategies.

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Groundbreaking Held for Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Oct 15, 2012 03:31 PM

Alumni, campus and community leaders gathered on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 13 to break ground on the $12 million UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.

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John Kerrigan, ninth UW Oshkosh Chancellor, dies at age 76

John Kerrigan, ninth UW Oshkosh Chancellor, dies at age 76

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Jan 16, 2013 07:44 AM

John E. Kerrigan, ninth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, died Nov. 5 at age 76. During his 10-year tenure, Kerrigan significantly expanded opportunities for students and faculty. He initiated professorships to support faculty in their research and scholastic pursuits, and developed scholarship programs for entering students with academic and leadership ability.

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Lina Vergara Memorial Scholarship

Lina Vergara Memorial Scholarship

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Mar 01, 2013 03:27 PM

This scholarship honors the memory of a compassionate student with dreams of teaching third graders. During her two years at UW Oshkosh, Lina Vergara was active in residence hall government and service organizations. An elementary education student with majors in bilingual education and English as a Second Language, she had aspirations of teaching third grade following her graduation.

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Lina Vergara Memorial Scholarship Criteria

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Nov 23, 2012 12:50 PM

“Don’t let the world change your smile; let your smile change the world” – Lina Vergara

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Viessmann Endowed Chair in Sustainable Technology announced

Viessmann Endowed Chair in Sustainable Technology announced

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Jan 16, 2013 07:41 AM

Viessmann Group CEO Martin Viessmann, Ph.D., and his wife Annette pledge support for University's first endowed chair, which will support UW Oshkosh's new Sustainable Technology program.

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UW Oshkosh Foundation purchases home as future residence for institution’s chancellors

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Jan 25, 2013 01:45 PM

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation has officially purchased “Alberta Kimball House,” 1423 Congress Ave., Oshkosh to ensure the institution has an inviting, strategically-located chancellor’s home within the city of Oshkosh to help significantly advance the institution and the community for years to come.

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Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center Accepting Reservations

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Feb 13, 2013 03:45 PM

The Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel is accepting reservations in anticipation of its April 2013 opening. The adjoining Oshkosh Convention Center is currently open and accepting immediate bookings.

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Watch Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Construction Live

Watch Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Construction Live

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Feb 15, 2013 11:09 AM

The UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center will provide a state-of-the-art venue on the continuously growing UW Oshkosh campus. It's a starting point, the welcoming hub, UW Oshkosh's new front door.

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Colleagues Create Scholarship in Memory of Ellie Maslowski

Colleagues Create Scholarship in Memory of Ellie Maslowski

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Mar 01, 2013 03:41 PM

The Ellie Maslowski Memorial University Staff Scholarship will be awarded to University staff (formerly classified staff) members who are pursuing a degree or certificate at UW Oshkosh. Maslowski helped create the Classified Staff Advisory Council in 2001.

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Scholarship in memory of Lina Vergara helps education majors

Scholarship in memory of Lina Vergara helps education majors

by Kempen, Kayde L last modified Jul 23, 2013 09:13 AM

When a rafting accident unexpectedly took Lina Vergara’s life in July 2012, the family of the 20-year-old University of Wisconsin Oshkosh elementary education student decided to pay tribute to her by creating a scholarship in her memory.

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Community Breakfast Features ESPN's Digital Media VP

Community Breakfast Features ESPN's Digital Media VP

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Oct 09, 2013 10:02 AM

The UW Oshkosh Foundation's 8th annual "Report to the Community" Breakfast brought nearly 200 guests to campus on September 17 for a keynote address by Pat Stiegman '88, vice president of digital media at ESPN, and presentation of the Collaboration in Action Leadership Award to Joan Wade, Ph.D., agency administrator for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 6.

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UWO's Rommelfanger to take the lead at Foundation's Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

UWO's Rommelfanger to take the lead at Foundation's Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

by Kempen, Kayde L last modified Sep 27, 2013 03:57 PM

Rommelfanger will transition to her new role as the manager of UW Oshkosh’s Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, now under construction just off the Fox River at Wisconsin Street and Pearl Avenue.

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Year-end gift information

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Nov 13, 2013 09:24 AM

The 2013 tax year ends at midnight on Monday, December 31. Timing your gift at year-end can be crucial. The gift date—the date used for tax purposes—is the day you transfer control of the asset. And that depends on the asset and your method of giving.

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Sustainability Remains at Forefront of UWO's Initiatives

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Nov 22, 2013 12:42 PM

The University's latest renewable energy project is nearing completion. Ribbon cutting for the UW Oshkosh Biodigester at Rosendale Dairy will be held on December 11.

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Alumni Welcome and Conference Center will house first legacy donor wall

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center will house first legacy donor wall

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Nov 22, 2013 01:22 PM

UW Oshkosh's new Alumni Welcome and Conference Center (AWCC) will provide a venue for its more than 80,000 alumni and visitors to stay connected. Never before has the University been able to offer a facility with such an inviting ambiance and convenient location for educational conferences, lectures, business meetings, corporate dinners and receptions.

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Nominations for Collaboration in Action Award due June 13

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Feb 07, 2014 10:41 AM

The UW Oshkosh Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Collaboration in Action Leadership Award.

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UW Oshkosh Foundation Offices move to new Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

by Kroening, Lori J last modified Apr 07, 2014 10:00 AM

Foundation staff will move to the new building on Tuesday, April 8. We anticipate being open for business in the AWCC on Wednesday, April 9. The AWCC is located at 625 Pearl Ave. Oshkosh WI 54901-3556. Phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

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Contact the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation
625 Pearl Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901 • Email: foundation@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-2178 • Fax: (920) 424-7116