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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association’s Board of Directors elected five new members and reelected four members to serve starting in fall 2016.


Scott Barr

The elected Alumni Board officers for 2015-2016 are Scott Bar ’86, of Appleton, president; Amanda Betts ’10, of Appleton, vice president; and Brooke Tabbert ’04, of Menomonee Falls, secretary.

Barr is a partner at McCarty Law LLP; Betts is the marketing director at Stellar Blue Technologies; Tabbert is the program manager at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

Board members who are returning include Barr, Betts, Tabbert, Mark Duerwaechter ’88, of Sherwood; and Melissa Hunt ’05, of Madison. Duerwaechter is the superintendent of the Kaukauna Area School District; and Hunt is the regional account manager of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Inc.

New board members are Mary Madden ’84, of Oshkosh; Kevin O’Brien ’81, of Sheboygan; Jeff Potts ’07 and MBA ’16, of Oshkosh; John Strous ’72 and MS ’82, of Oshkosh; and Tom Wagner ’86, of Oshkosh.

Madden is retired as a vice president/treasurer of Adult Care Consultants Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work at UWO and a master’s in social work from UW-Milwaukee. During her time at UWO, she was involved in the student social work club. She recently served as an alumni mentor for the University Studies Program Quest III program and is a faithful donor to the UWO Foundation.

O’Brien is retired as a U.S. naval officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UWO; his master’s of science degree in engineering from the University of Maryland and a certificate in environmental engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his time at UWO, he lettered three years in swimming and took part in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, baseball and Fletcher Hall Government.

Potts earned his bachelor’s degree in communication in 2007 and recently received his MBA. While at UWO, he was involved in WRST. For the last two decades, he has worked in the nonprofit sector to improve the Oshkosh community. He is currently employed as the executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh.

Strous earned degrees in biology in 1972 and 1982. During his time at UWO, he was involved in the Reeve Union Board, Nelson Hall Government and Kappa Delta Pi. He currently works at UWO as the medical technology program director.

Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in marketing. As a student, he was involved with the PSI Sigma Epsilon Marketing Fraternity. He currently works as a service representative at Belmark Inc. in De Pere. He has devoted his time to the community, earning him Big Brother of the Year Award from the Fox Valley Chapter of the Big Brothers and Sisters Organization. He also received the People Make a Difference Award with Ryder Truck Rental.

The board meetings are held on the UWO campus during the academic year. Membership on the board is open at all UWO alumni who are excited about the University’s past, present and future, and elected through a nomination process.

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