The building that Anton and Michelle Doneff decided to buy at a sheriff’s auction is a little more ambitious than the average fixer-upper. It stands as a landmark in downtown Manitowoc, encloses 35,000 square feet…Learn More
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It is the people of Wisconsin who have helped to make the University of Wisconsin–Madison great. The 72 counties of the state have sent the UW their very best thinkers, athletes, builders, scientists, leaders, reformers, writers, scholars, engineers, and heroes.
It is the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals that have given the university its reputation as a world-class institution. For that, we offer the people of Wisconsin our deepest gratitude.
The strong relationship between the university and the people of the state is long-standing. The founders of both Wisconsin and its university saw the school and the state as inextricably bound.
Out of a great number of stories, we’re sharing here 72 examples — one from each county — of how the people of Wisconsin have done great things that have enhanced the strength and reputation of the state’s flagship university.
Read about one of the remarkable individuals or organizations in your county and other counties in the Badger State. You’ll find over and over that the university has greatly benefited from ideas, inventions, and other contributions from people throughout Wisconsin. This is a true partnership.
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Stories From Across the State
Thank you, Rock County, for John Savage — and for the engineering marvels that shape our world.Learn More
When students at the Portage School District have their vision screened, the nursing students who examine them are looking beyond just their eyesight. It’s a chance to assess their overall wellness and consider anything that…Learn More
Thanks, Grant County for heroes like Dave Schreiner, who showed the value of leadership and character over personal gain.Learn More
The Story in Numbers
Administrative Costs at the UW are Extremely Low 1
- Office of the Chancellor’s Budget in Brief 2016 – 17
- 2017 Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report
- Academic Ranking of World Universities, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, 2017
- Data Digest 2016 – 17, Office of the Provost
For more information on any of the 72 stories, please contact Vince Sweeney ’78 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-308-5135.