In her December letter to alumni and friends, La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee reflected on the past year and looked forward to 2022.
Since 2016, the La Follette School has awarded the annual Stephen F. Brenton Health Policy Scholarship to a graduate student seeking to pursue a career in the health sector. Brenton is a widely respected leader who spent his career in health policy, and whose advocacy helped shape the healthcare landscape in Wisconsin and across the nation.
A very special thank you to the 111 alumni and other donors who contributed to the La Follette School during UW–Madison’s second Day of the Badger. With a generous $10,000 incentive gift from Michael (MA ’82) and JoAnn Youngman, the School raised nearly $24,600 to support under-represented students in its graduate degree programs.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for winning the La Follette School’s first Day of the Badger Class Competition. More than one-quarter of 2018 graduates donated to the La Follette School during UW–Madison’s inaugural day of giving (actually 1,848 minutes).
Professor Donald Moynihan of the La Follette School of Public Affairs has received the Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Letters & Science.
2005 alum Alan Paberzs is featured in an article on the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
Alum Bill Schmitt is spending the summer of 2015 at home in Wisconsin before starting a new position in Turkey, assisting with Catholic Relief Services' ongoing humanitarian needs. WauwatosaNow.com profiled him in a July 1, 2015, article. He graduated from the La Follette School in 2005 with a Master of International Public Affairs degree.
2000 alum Carole Schaeffer comments in an InBusiness discussion about multifamily housing development and the boom in luxury apartments in Madison. She is director of Smart Growth Greater Madison, and president of her own consulting firm.
La Follette School University Services Associate Marjorie Matthews has received two awards for her community service.
The generalist in Emma Schumann drew her to the La Follette School and its Master of Public Affairs degree, as did advice from a couple of alumni and a faculty members.