Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

Our alumni and friends are one of the La Follette School's greatest assets. The prestige and reputation of the school grows with your accomplishments.

Twenty-five years ago they were juggling child care, jobs and commutes into Madison to attend their public affairs classes. Now, still drawn together by a love of political talk, the La Follette Lunch Bunch members pass around photos of grandchildren while they debate local and national politics and public policy.

1999 grad Tim Casper is the new executive assistant the Wisconsin's Department of Administration.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will participate in a legislative briefing on the use of health-care data to improve efficiency and quality of health care in Wisconsin. The briefing, "Health Care Quality, Effectiveness, and Value: How Might State of Wisconsin Investments Pay Off?," is Thursday, October 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 411 South of the State Capitol.

La Follette School grad Tom Loftus, the former ambassador to Norway and special advisor to the director of the World Health Organization, joins Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway and founder of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, in a discussion about religion's role in international negotiations.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alum serves as international trade consultant

1980 alum Anthony Carroll has served since 1995 as vice president and managing director of Manchester Trade Ltd., one of Washington, D.C.'s premier international trade and business consulting groups.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wedding brings grads together

A number of 2008 alumni gathered June 6 for the wedding of classmate Adam Lee and Ruth Person in Carbondale, Illinois.
2009 graduates Seth Nowak, Gail Krumenauer and Kevin Luecke presented their public affairs workshop report to the City of Madison's solid waste advisory committee on September 3, 2009.
Friday, September 25, 2009

Alumni enjoy brunch in D.C.

Wisconsin legislative analyst Jennie Mauer was vacationing in Washington, D.C., so a number of alumni and a student gathered for Sunday brunch on August 25.

Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.

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