Stronger Together

L&S alumni are working in business, government, non-profits, education, high-tech, medicine and law. Many are entrepreneurs. Many are helping to change the world. Together, L&S alumni keep this college and university strong and thriving. 

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Investing in students' success

Summer Collegiate Experience students can start their fall semester with confidence and a six-credit head start thanks to the Shinners Family Fund Scholarship, which supports Wisconsin residents participating in the Center for Academic Excellence.

“The university gave me a lot of opportunities,” says George Shinners, who received a BS in Psychology in 1961 and an MS in Industrial Relations in 1964. “This is a way for us to offer opportunities. I hope that every one of these students is successful. I expect them to be.”

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Alumni do great things

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Dream maker

At Industrial Light & Magic, Rachel Rose (MS'03, PhD'07, Computer Sciences) leads a virtual-production team that brings the Star Wars universe yo the big screen.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: La Follette alum Paul Rusk

“We must always remember that we — the people of this nation — should and can be ‘the powers that be,’ ” said Paul Rusk (BS’77 Horticulture, MA’91 Public Affairs and Administration) in a speech during UW–Madison’s 1977 spring commencement.

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$100,000 poetry prize for History alum

On Tuesday, May 1, the Poetry Foundation announced that Martín Espada was awarded the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which is presented annually in recognition of the lifetime achievements of a living US poet.

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From the Dean

Here’s a little secret: I have a resource in L&S that is very difficult to match. I have 200,000 engaged alumni who are passionate about the place. Most of them are killing it in their careers. Most of them can’t wait to give back.

— John Karl Scholz
Dean, College of Letters & Science
Nellie June Gray Professor of Economics

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