Below are just some of the stories out there featuring our UWSP Alumni family. If you have a story to tell, email alumni@uwsp.edu and we might just share it! Enjoy the stories of UWSP Alumni.

Rich Heritage in the Wisconsin Hall of Fame

Some of the greatest leaders in forestry are housed within the Trainer Natural Resource building. Many students and alumni have walked right by, not realizing some of the roots of Wisconsin’s forestry history stemming from their own Alma mater. [READ MORE]

A Digital Revelation

You may not know Nelson Carvajal ’07, but chances are you have at least a passing familiarity with his work. Carvajal has served as a production staffer of several successful television shows and films, including ER, Chicago PD, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Suicide Squad. For three years, until May 2017, he worked as an associate producer on Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show.

But to fans of digital film, Carvajal is something of a household name. The Webby Award nominee is a well-regarded video essayist and independent filmmaker who is at the forefront of the Do It Yourself (DIY) film movement. [MORE]

Bird Lovers Unite

Katie (Brashear) Koch believes she was born a bird lover. When she was seven years old, she wrote a book called “Curious George Takes Pictures of Birds” for a class assignment. Her grandfather, a biology professor, encouraged her interest from a very young age and before she knew it, she was on a path to a career centered on birds. [READ MORE]

Part of the Solution

In some cases, “wildcard” is used as a pejorative term, describing something that is wildly, and perhaps dangerously, unpredictable. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the information technology company Wildcard Corp., founded in 2007 by UW-Stevens Point alumnus Talin Senner ’00. By offering a full slate of cybersecurity and other technology solutions, Wildcard actively defends against the dangerously unpredictable.

“I started my own IT company and became a ‘wildcard’ in the sense of working on a variety of projects and technologies,” says Senner, “from systems engineering to programming.”

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