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The purpose of the LGBTQA+ chapter is to serve the needs of LGBTQA+ alumni and future alumni through personal and professional development, continuing education and facilitating support, nurturing and mentoring among alumni, faculty, staff, and students and to promote the advancement of the LGBTQ Resource Center at UW Oshkosh.

We are proud to announce the launch of the UW Oshkosh LGBTQA+ Alumni Chapter Mentoring Program.
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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.  

Please make sure to sign up for our mailing list so you can stay in the know about what is going on with the board.

All the best,

John Erickson

Class of 09’

To join the LGBTQA+ Alumnx Chapter, complete the "update your record" form at and indicate that you identify as LGBTQA+.  Please let us know if you are not comfortable doing so but would still like updates from the chapter.


Please view the LGBTQA+AA Board's By-laws

Chapter Board Members

Nick Antonicci

Nick Antonicci


Class of 09'

 Nick Antonicci currently serves as the 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 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

Bailey Murph

President - Elect

Class of 11'

Bailey M. Murph 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 is a City MatCH CityLeaders graduate and has been trained in maternal and child health leadership. She currently works for the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as the Community Health Outreach Manager. Her work focuses on promoting partnerships and enhancing community health-related efforts in education, research and clinical services.

Melissa Hunt

Melissa Hunt


Class of 05'

Melissa Hunt is 2005 UWO Graduate. She currently serves on the UWO Alumni Board. Including being the liaison to the Alumni Board for the LGBTQA+ Chapter. Melissa was the Vice President of the Rainbow Alliance of HOPE when on campus. She was also engaged in intermural sports and campus groups in her field of Urban and Regional Studies. Melissa is currently the Regional Economic Development Director for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Melissa is a Board Member on the New Harvest Foundation Board of Directors. New Harvest Foundation is a Wisconsin focused foundation that channels charitable contributions exclusively to organizations working to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, services, culture and community development. She is also the JV Softball Coach at Madison West High School. Melissa is originally from Kenosha, spent many years after graduation in the Oshkosh area, and now lives in Madison with her girlfriend, Jessica and her kids, and their fish, and Boston Terrier, Buddy.

Members At-large

John Erickson


Class of 09'

John Erickson is the President of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Johnis a Ph.D. Candidate in American Religious History at Claremont Graduate University where he is finishing up his dissertation tentatively titled “Step Sons and Step Daughter”: Chosen Communities, Religion, and LGBT Liberation.” John holds a MA in Women’s Studies in Religion; an MA in Applied Women’s Studies; and a BA in English and Women’s Studies. He is the Founding and Past President of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s LGBTQA+ Alumni Association and continues to serve as an At-large Boardmember.  He is the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Stonewall Democratic Club, a Diversity & Inclusion Fellow at Claremont Graduate University, and a member of the Advocacy Committee at the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles. He is a Co-Founder of the blog The Engaged Gaze and is a permanent contributor to the blog Feminism and Religion and the Co-Chair of the Queer Studies in Religion section of the American Academy of Religion’s Western Region, the only regional section of the American Academy of Religion that is dedicated to the exploration of queer studies in religion and other relevant fields in the nation.  In April 2017, he was the first openly gay athlete to be inducted into the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference Hall of Fame. Most recently, John was one of the coordinators of the Women’s March Los Angeles, which brought together 750,000 people in downtown Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 and a coordinator for the #ResistMarch, which brought together 100,000 people on June 11, 2017 in West Hollywood, CA.

This position is not

filled at this time.

Class of 

Ex-Officio Members

Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center - Dr. Liz Cannon

The Rainbow Alliance for HOPE President - Dani Shelley

LGBTQ Education and Advocacy Council Co-Chair- Rich Marshall, Career Advisor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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