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2020 Alumni Award Recipients

Click here to watch the Alumni Awards Celebration (Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.) 

We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible accomplishments made by our 2020 alumni award recipients during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 22-23, 2021. Because last year’s Alumni Awards Celebration was cancelled due to Covid-19, the UWO Alumni Awards Celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Culver Family Welcome Center.

*UWO events scheduled for fall 2021 are subject to change due to the uncertainty of the global pandemic.

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Read about the 2020 award recipients

Nominations are open for the 2022 Alumni Awards. Nominate a UWO graduate today!

2020 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Bethany Lerch ’09, of Oshkosh
Psychotherapist, Agnesian HealthCare/SSM Health
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Alicia Maikao Ly ’15, of Appleton
Technical solutions manager at TikTok
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Marian Rothkegel ’12, of Neenah
Global procurement and supply chain manager at Marchant Schmidt Inc.

Christine (Barutha) Roehling ’06, of Brookfield
Human resources manager at Johnson Controls (Federal Systems)
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Tracy Wilichowski ’12, of Washington, D.C.
Analyst for the education global practice and global knowledge and innovation unit at The World Bank Group
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2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Charles Christburg ’77, of Oconomowoc
Retired director of staff, strategy, policy and plans directorate of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command
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Mary Novak-Jandrey ’74, of Venice, Florida
National managing director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
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Patrica (Horejs) Purcell ’89, of Neenah
Owner and president of Writing by Design
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Sheria (Grice) Robinson-Lane ’03, of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing
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Wayne Wiegand ’68, of  Walnut Creek, California
F. Williams Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus at Florida State University
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2021 Outstanding Service Award

Jerry Gonyo ‘64,
of Bloomington, Indiana
Retired vice president of sales and marketing for Trade Services International