In this Issue:

Alumni Extend Personal Welcomes to Incoming BBAs

Alumni Extend Personal Welcomes to Incoming BBAs

This year, the incoming Wisconsin BBA students got a surprise in their padfolios at the induction ceremony—personalized messages from alumni welcoming them to the WSB community. Read More »

Alumni Advocate: Ann Schwister

Alumni Advocate: Ann Schwister

With a long, successful finance career in the Fortune 100, Ann Schwister (BBA ’89) knows what it takes to succeed at a leading global company, and she’s passing on her knowledge to Business Badgers. Read More »

WSB Research: Now You Know

WSB Research: Now You Know

Can creativity be hindered by Lego instructions? Why do employees “cyberloaf,” and what can companies do about it? How does the way executives deliver earnings calls affect what people hear? Read More »

What Inspires You?

What Inspires You?

Kendra Hill (BBA ’08, MBA ’12) continues to apply the lessons she learned at the WSB to forge a successful brand management career. Read More »

WSB Faculty Reveals Truths About Taxes

WSB Faculty Reveals Truths About Taxes

Everyone pays taxes. But taxes can affect our lives in ways that go far beyond our bank accounts. Read More »

Alumni Legend: Ab Nicholas

Alumni Legend: Ab Nicholas

Ab Nicholas (B.S. ’52, MBA ’55) was a record-breaking basketball player for UW–Madison. After earning his bachelor’s, he had a choice: play professional basketball or pursue an MBA at the Wisconsin School of Business. Read More »

Letters from Campaign Co-Chairs John Oros and Cindy Ihlenfeld

Letters from Campaign Co‑Chairs John Oros and Cindy Ihlenfeld

On October 15, our university launched All Ways Forward, the campaign for UW–Madison. Find out why the campaign is critical to the Wisconsin School of Business. Read More »

Providing Student Support: A Passion for Leadership

Providing Student Support: A Passion for Leadership

Noe Vital Jr. (BBA ’15) inspires everyone he meets with his enthusiasm and his vision. Read about this up-and-coming leader, and find out why he’s passionate about the Wisconsin School of Business. Read More »

Maintaining Faculty Excellence: Gaining Momentum

Maintaining Faculty Excellence: Gaining Momentum

In 2014, John Morgridge (BBA ’55) and his wife Tashia Morgridge (B.S. ’55) pledged to give UW–Madison $100 million to support new and current faculty, the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the university. Read More »

Improving the Educational Experience: Fundamentally Sound

Improving the Educational Experience: Fundamentally Sound

Gary Wendt thought he wanted to work as an engineer—until he took a class at the Wisconsin School of Business. Read More »

Supporting Research and Innovation: Developing Talent

Supporting Research and Innovation: Developing Talent

What is the best strategy for fostering entrepreneurship? Jon Eckhardt, associate professor and executive director of the School’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, explains why the WSB is focusing on a human capital model. Read More »

Class Notes

Class Notes

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Richard Himes (B.S. ’66, MBA ’69)

passed away this spring. In his name, his daughter, Katherine Himes (MBA ’01), launched the Richard Himes Scholarship... Read More »

Clarke Caywood (BBA ’69, Ph.D. ’85)

received the first educator’s award of the national Black Public Relations Society. The award is named after Ofield Dukes... Read More »

Marisa Menzel (BBA ’00)

was recognized as one of Madison’s “40 Under 40” by In Business magazine in its March 2015 issue. In addition to helping clients in her financial advising... Read More »

BBAs Take Historic Study Abroad Trip to Cuba

BBAs Take Historic Study Abroad Trip to Cuba

Earlier this year, Professor Randall Dunham led undergraduate students on the study abroad experience of a lifetime—a trip to Cuba where WSB students were among the first to study since the restoring of diplomatic ties. Read More »

Alumni Trailblazer: Claire Nesler

Alumni Trailblazer: Claire Nesler

Less than five years after graduation, Claire Nesler (BBA ’11) has an amazing career in the highly competitive field of investment banking on Wall Street. Read More »

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Dean

We are on a journey to redefine business education. Much of our work over the past four years has been focused on innovation and growth. Read More »