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October 2017

Giving, Not Taking, One for the TEAM

Facility Services’ social and charitable arm pulls together for the benefit of others

It started as some of the very best ideas do--with cookies, brownies and other assorted goodies. In 2012, Facility Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point held a bake sale in support of the university’s student food pantry, The Cupboard. The fundraiser was the brainchild of the newly formed group known as TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). TEAM members concurrently held a food drive, collecting some 58 pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items to go with the $37 in cash raised during the sale. Thus began a tradition linking good times with good works. [MORE]


Honoring a Life of Service


Lela Jahn receives the William C. Hansen Distinguished Service Award

Throughout her lifetime, Lela Jahn ’62 was known for her generosity of spirit, particularly when it came to empowering women through education and financial know-how. A teacher by training, Jahn was instrumental in establishing and shepherding several programs designed to help communities and individuals—in the United States and abroad--become self-sufficient, even against difficult odds.

Before her untimely passing in 2015 at age 75, she had willingly and joyfully shared her many gifts with her alma mater in a number of capacities: guest lecturer, member of the UWSP Foundation Board of Directors and 2010 Winter Commencement speaker. She also left an enduring legacy on campus with the establishment of the Discover the World Scholarship (administered through the Office of International Education) and the Reaching Across Generations women’s mentorship program. This year, UWSP honors Jahn with the William C. Hansen Distinguished Service Award, commemorating a woman who not only exemplified Pointer spirit, but was a tremendous humanitarian in her own right. [MORE]


Distinguishing Features

Awards program highlights strengths within the UWSP alumni ranks

“Pointer Pride” is more than a familiar, alliterative catchphrase at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It is an expression of unity, a declaration of collective identity. Inherent in the phrase is an assurance that the successes of any individual Pointer reflects favorably on us all.

For that reason, Pointers take pleasure in acknowledging and celebrating the unique contributions made by UWSP community members who have distinguished themselves in some manner. One way in which the university has chosen to do this is through its Distinguished Alumni Awards program. [MORE]


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