Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, October 18, 2012

From the director: Dresang scholarship campaign going strong

La Follette School photo by Andy Manis taken August 2010
From the Director
Tom DeLeire

To give

Donations to the Dresang scholarship fund can be given online or by a check payable to UW Foundation-La Follette with Dresang fund written on the memo line.

Checks can be sent to La Follette School, 1225 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706.

Information is available by going online, by calling 608-263-7657, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dennis Dresang, professor emeritus of public affairs and political science, made transformational contributions to the La Follette School, through his leadership, and to public administration, through his scholarship. Our alumni report that he is one of most respected and beloved faculty members from the La Follette School.

Fund-raising goes well for the scholarship established four years ago to honor Professor Dresang and his contributions to the La Follette School, to the University and to governance around the world. So far, 46 alumni and friends and two organizations have responded with gifts ranging from $25 to $1,000. Those giving $500 and more will be recognized on a plaque the school will present to Dennis after the formal campaign closes at the end of 2012.

We encourage you to contribute to the Dresang scholarship fund, which will provide support for graduate students pursuing degrees in domestic and international public affairs.

This fall, our entering class is off to a great start. Twenty students are in the international public affairs program, while 36 are pursuing the Master of Public Affairs. The new students received a warm welcome at orientation, with the La Follette School Student Association again providing activities through which students form friendships that continue beyond graduation.

As always, we encourage all of our alumni and friends to take advantage of gatherings to renew their own friendships and connections to the La Follette School. Some opportunities are outlined on page 4; others of you gather on your own for lunch, to run marathons or to celebrate weddings. We hope you will share with us news about your milestones.

This article appears in the fall 2012 La Follette Notes newsletter for alumni and friends.