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Welcome to Alumni Connections 2021!

At the La Follette School, our greatest treasure is our community of high-caliber students, world-class faculty, and dedicated alumni. Until we can safely meet in person again, we invite you to join Alumni Connections 2021. During this virtual series, alumni will have several opportunties to connect with the La Follette School and with each other around the world. 

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Engage with faculty - past and present 

Faculty Panel: The Importance of Public Policy Before, During, and After COVID-19

Join us for a special discussion on how the pandemic has permanantly altered the role of public policy. Professors Geoffrey Wallace and Bobbi Wolfe and Emeritus Professors Dennis Dresang,  Bob Haveman, and John Witte will share their insights.

Date: Thursday, March 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. CST

Moderator: Professor Susan Webb YackeeLa Follette School Director

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Network and connect with students

1st La Follette School Networking Day & Virtual Networking event

Connect with students and fellow alumni throughout the day using LinkedIn's Alumni Search feature and during an online event with breakout rooms. 

Breakout Room Topics:

    • Health policy
    • Education policy
    • Social policy
    • International policy
    • State government sector
    • Federal government sector
    • Nonprofit sector

Date: Coming soon!

Reconnect with friends and classmates

1st  Online Alumni Reunion

Reconnect with your classmates during this virtual social event. The graduating class with the highest percentage of participants will receive a special surprise, so encourage your classmates to join the fun! Bring your own beverages and snacks.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 6 to 7 p.m. CST

Curious about other La Follette School events? Check out our calendar.

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Join us on LinkedIn!

With alumni all over the world, the La Follette School invites you to network using LinkedIn! By connecting to the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison, you grow your personal network, find others who share your passions, and allow students to learn from you. Find information below about how to join our virtual community and make the most of it.

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Follow the La Follette School on social media

Stay up to date with the latest news and events by following the La Follette School on social media.

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Stay connected by signing up for our monthly News & Notes e-newsletter, which includes information about upcoming events relevant to our alumni.

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Alumni News

Travel back in time with alumni news articles randomly selected from our archives. Refresh to see different stories.

Browse by class year

Find news and profiles on La Follette School alumni by selecting a graduation year below:


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La Follette School Highlights

Sharing news and updates about the successes of the La Follette School is important to us. Find the most important news about our school.

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Give Back

Help students: Share your time to support our students by volunteering for networking, mentoring, or career development opportunities.

Another great way to help is add the La Follette School to your education history on LinkedIn. By doing so, your profile becomes more accessible to our students and alumni. Learn how.

Make a gift: Your support provides students with scholarships and other opportunities to pursue an education and career in public policy.