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August 2017


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]

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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The Will and the Way

Working toward a degree in biology, with an emphasis on aquatic environments, Andy Janicki ’07 was on track to secure a job that would allow him to work outdoors—a dream come true for this devotee of the natural world. He did indeed wind up in his preferred work environment … just not quite in the way he had planned. As a result of a 2005 spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic, Janicki’s career focus shifted from limnology to disability rights. Thankfully, he still has been able to spend many work hours outdoors since founding Wheels to Water, a nonprofit that provides adaptive kayaking trips to people with disabilities. [MORE]

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