Greg Piefer had a decision to make after graduating from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison: he could take a $90,000-a-year job and enter a soaring tech economy, or he could keep studying with the…Learn More
Thank You, Wisconsin, for Your Support!
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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 examples from each of our 72 counties 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, Sheboygan County, for Walter Kohler Sr. — and for putting Wisconsin-made products on the map.Learn More
In the emergency rooms and clinics where Michelle Reisen-Garvey has made her career, her patients have often been her friends and neighbors. “I can’t say I knew absolutely everyone who came in,” she says, “but…Learn More
When Amy Petersen signed up for UW–Madison Professor Stanley Temple’s “Extinction of Species” class, she didn’t expect it to change the course of her life. “It was an incredible experience,” she recalls. “Everyone walked…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.