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Cook and Durigan earn university awards

University Awards UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson surprised two College of Professional Studies employees with university awards on Monday, April 6. Professor Perry Cook (School of Education) won the Excellence in Teaching Award while Jackie Durigan (Assistant to the Dean for Budget and Personnel) was awarded the Outstanding Work Performance Award. View Photos

Neale Fellowship: Challenge Café

Neale Fellowship All semester, students from Prof. Christine Gould’s Nature and Needs of the Gifted course have been mentoring sixth graders at the "Challenge Café" in Mrs. Shelly Johnson's class at Bannach Elementary School. The project is part of the Oscar W. Neale Fellowship which engages advanced learners in enrichment activities, ranging from creating Kindergarten Buddy Books to constructing robotics designs to completing stock market simulations. View Photos

List is an economist for the real world

John List John List '92, the Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, shares how his experiences at UW-Stevens Point helped him to a successful career in the latest issue of the Thrive newsletter. List is recognized as one of the country's most innovative economists. Read More

Men's basketball celebrates championship

Austin Ryf Thank you to all the Pointers fans who came out to celebrate our fourth national championship in 12 years! The evening included championship merchandise, Q&A with the seniors, a highlight video and autographs from the team. View Photos

UWSP repeats as national runner-up

Men's Hockey For the second season in a row, the UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team finished as the national runner-up, falling 5-2 to Trinity in the NCAA Division III Championship game. The Pointers defeated Amherst in the semifinal, 6-2, to advance to the title game. Read More

Future teacher has big plans

Blake Marlowe “I want my students to use history to imagine things in new ways and put themselves in someone else’s shoes.” Blake Marlowe '15, a social science-broadfield and history major, hopes to teach in Milwaukee both during his student teaching semester in fall and in his career after graduating in December. Read More

A Pointer and her therapy dog

Sulley Meet Sulley and Nicole Weis '17, a health promotion/wellness student and member of the Wisconsin Extreme Dream Team. Nicole has dreams to provide therapeutic intervention, health and wellness with Sulley, who is a newly trained therapy dog. Read More

UW-Stevens Point represented WAFCS

WAFCS Students, faculty and alumni from UW-Stevens Point were well represented at the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) Council Meeting in Warrens, Wis. Multiple students won state awards and scholarships at the event. Read More

Alumni couple returns for hearing tests

Gibbs Alumni Lynne (Hanneman) Gibbs '69 and Kent Gibbs '68 returned to campus last week for hearing screenings. Lynne and Kent, who was the second male graduate of the program, met as communicative disorders undergrads and have been married for 47 years. Read More

HPHD welcomes Wausau West

Wausau West The School of Health Promotion and Human Development welcomed 21 students from Wausau West High School to campus for a tour of our programs on March 24. They met with UW-Stevens Point faculty and students to discover what options are available and had the opportunity to see a soup lab in action. View Photos

A Pointer Princess

Sam Salomone Interior architecture alumna Sam Salomone '14 is currently in the semester-long Disney College Program as a character performer in the Entertainment Department. She's not allowed to reveal what characters, but we'll let you guess! View Photo

Marty's Message

Our alumni are part of who we are. 
One prime example of this is Terry Porter ’85, a star player for the Portland Trailblazers and coach of several NBA teams. Terry, donning a Pointers hat, sent a video message to congratulate the UW-Stevens Point men’s basketball team on its national title during the Pointers’ celebration last week. Other examples are economist John List, Disney entertainer Sam Salomone ’14 (interior architecture) and communicative disorders grads Lynne ‘69 and Kent Gibbs ’68 who returned last week to the department where they started their lives together.
In addition to being NBA stars like Terry and world-class economists like John, our CPS alumni have been successful in a variety of ways. They serve our communities as teachers, designers, health care, wellness and business leaders. Not only are our alumni successful professionals, most stay involved with CPS and UW-Stevens Point and remain part of our Pointer family.     
See where CPS alumni are living and working on our alumni maps.
Marty Loy,

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