Lessons Learned in a Pandemic

It’s been almost a full calendar year since COVID-19 was classified as a global pandemic—a year that has defied logic, suspended understanding, and impacted just about everyone. The battle against the virus is being fought on many different fronts, and University School of Milwaukee alumni are among many individuals leading the charge. We spoke to alumni in the fields of supply chain management, medicine, journalism, … Continue reading Lessons Learned in a Pandemic

Linking Remote Artisans to the Global Marketplace

There are many paths to fulfillment, and while Claire Burkert ’76 may have chosen the path less traveled, it has left her no less fulfilled. Burkert’s life and career have taken her to isolated areas in Nepal, Vietnam, Turkey, Gaza, Myanmar, and elsewhere to work with rural people, mainly women, to help them sustainably develop and sell culture-based crafts. For more than 30 years, she … Continue reading Linking Remote Artisans to the Global Marketplace

Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2020-21

’60s BEN MIXTER MCDS’63, along with his wife, Terri, and their cock-a-poo, Molly, have moved from Palmetto, Florida, to North  Port, Florida. Ben writes, “The house has its own new-house growing pains, like getting the sulfur smell out of the otherwise clean well water, getting the A/C system to work all the time, and figuring out the intricacies of RING and NEST systems. We would … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2020-21

Career Roundtable

The USM Alumni Association hosted a virtual roundtable in October 2020, featuring special alumni guests (clockwise from top left) Demetrius Patterson ’92, director, IT, Coca-Cola North America; George Baumann ’04, president and CEO, Great Lakes Rubber; Raj Bhala ’80, senior advisor, Dentons U.S.; and Marie Suesse ’97, managing director, Varde Partners. The guests shared tips on growing a career in uncertain times and answered questions … Continue reading Career Roundtable

For the Love of Liberal Arts

John “J.S.” and Carolyn Stephens’ long-time support of liberal arts education in Milwaukee inspired a gift that ensures their message will continue to impact lives for years to come. Retired teacher and administrator John “J.S.” Stephens’ six-decade career at USM began inauspiciously. After graduating from Amherst College and earning his master’s in teaching from Harvard University in 1957, the Vermont native taught for one year … Continue reading For the Love of Liberal Arts

Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

’50s PATSY (STRATTON) SCHROEDER MDS’59 became an internet sensation when a video of her singing and playing her ukulele while sheltering in place at home in Naples, Florida, was shared by her granddaughter Maggie Schroeder ’12 on Facebook, and picked up by Milwaukee Magazine. Check out the video at http://www.usmtoday.org/patsy. ’60s ROB WATSON ’67 won the 70–74 age group division for the 2019 Ironman Barcelona … Continue reading Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20