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Ace Stadthaus

Ace Stadthaus

Alfred “Ace” Carl Stadthaus Jr., 73, of La Crosse, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Ace was born May 29, 1943, in Beaver Dam, Wis., to Alfred and Margarete Stadthaus. He grew up in Mayville, Wis., graduating from Mayville High in 1961. He played basketball at...

Alan C. Howe

Alan C. Howe

Alan C. Howe passed away on October 15, 1990, at the age of 41. He had worked at UWL since 1984 in administrative computing. This scholarship was established in his memory by friends and colleagues. Alan Howe grew up in Fremont, NE. After high school, he attended...

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Alfred "Ace" Stadthaus

Alfred “Ace” Stadthaus grew up in Mayville, Wis., graduating from Mayville High in 1961. He played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before transferring to La Crosse State College (now UW-L), where he graduated with a degree in 1967. With his...

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Alice DeBower

Alice DeBower taught at UWL from 1945 to 1973. Miss DeBower played an important part in building the Recreation and Parks Management Department. She established the Recreation Major’s Club and was the group’s adviser from 1950-1972. She developed internships...

Alice Hagar- Elementary Education Scholarship

Alice Hagar- Elementary Education Scholarship

Alice Hagar of La Crosse passed away on April 10, 2002, 84 years of age. She was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada on June 6, 1917 to Joseph Ward and Flossie (Durk) Hagar. She was educated in the schools of Welland, Ontario and upon her graduation from the Welland...

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Allen & Tammy Becker Family

When Tammy Becker, ’89, was ready to set up a scholarship for UWL students, she turned to two students she knew really well: her daughters. Becker, an accountancy alumna and mother of four, says Kathleen and Meghan, UWL 2018 graduate and UWL sophomore,...

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Al & Mary Ann Nelson

The Allen C. Nelson Biology Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by Dr. Nelson. He established this fund upon his retirement that same year. He was a professor in the Biology and Microbiology Department from 1964 to 1966. He served as department chair and was...

Alta M. Hagen

Alta M. Hagen

Alta Hagen studied Education at UWL, graduating in 1947. She returned to earn her master’s degree (1956). Her award is for students focusing on upper elementary/ middle school education as those were her areas of study at UWL. She realized the need for students to...

Anita Evans/Larry Lebiecki

Anita Evans/Larry Lebiecki

Anita Evans and Larry Lebiecki want all students to succeed, regardless of economic background. The purpose of this fund is to provide incoming freshmen an “opportunity” to overcome social, cultural, financial or personal and academic challenges in order to...

Anna Beth Culver

Anna Beth Culver

Anna Beth Culver and Jerry Culver have significantly contributed to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Anna Beth, or “AB,” spent her undergraduate time at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. While in Platteville, AB was the only female member of the...

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Anna Thomas

Ms. Thomas established the Anna Thomas Scholarship in the 1950s to support a female student who wanted to be a physical education teacher. Anna Thomas lived her physical education profession and remained very active during her retirement. She passed away in 2006 at...

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A. Vincent & Janet B. Weber

Vince and Janet Weber established the A. Vincent and Janet B. Weber Scholarship in Biology in 2003. Vince Weber (1925-2008) was born in Pittsburg, PA. His wife, Janet (1924-2016) was a nurse. Most of their life centered around their family and the University of...

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Barbara & Carl Wimberly

This scholarship was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Wimberly upon his retirement. In 2008, the fund name was changed to the Barbara and Carl Wimberly Scholars Fund. The life of Carl and Barbara Wimberly and their family centered around UWL. W. Carl Wimberly, a...

Beverly Scheel McLoone

Beverly Scheel McLoone

She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Chippewa Falls and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1950. She was offered a contract with the Bloomer girls professional softball team in Chicago, but realized that continuing her education and starting a teaching career were...

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Brian & Lori Hesprich

Brian and Lori Hesprich know what it’s like to struggle financially in college. Brian’s parents couldn’t help with tuition, so he took out loans and worked. Lori’s parents helped, but she still needed loans as well. Thirty-plus years later, they’re changing that....

Bridget Belgiovine

Bridget Belgiovine

Excellence, opportunity and diversity are hallmarks of athletics at the University of Wisconsin- Lac Crosse. Our success rests upon the shoulders of strong leaders and exceptional student-athletes. One such leader, Bridget Belgiovine, Athletic Director from 1991 to...

Bruce Riley

Bruce & Peggie Riley

Bruce Riley leads the same way he teaches. He listens. He shares stories. He facilitates conversations that motivate and inspire collaboration. It’s a grass roots, ground-up philosophy that has helped UWL students and faculty in the College of Science and Health find...

Carolyn G. Berg

Carolyn G. Berg

Cristine Prucha, who formerly worked at UW – La Crosse’s Murphy Library, set up this scholarship along with her mother, Della, in memory or Cristine’s sister, Carolyn G. Berg. The scholarship is designated for a student in music education or political science.

Carsten & Zedona Christiansen

Carsten & Zedona Christiansen

Carsten & Zedona Christiansen Memorial Scholarship was established on January 23, 2002 with the direct intention to support a physical therapy student. Zedona, the late wife of Carsten Christiansen, set this scholarship up to honor her husband Carsten upon her...

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Charlie Burbach Education Scholarship

Alumni Mike, ‘83, and Anne, ’84, Burbach established this scholarship to honor Mike’s father, Charlie Burbach. Charlie was a longtime educator in MN. He passed away in October 2017, at the age of 84. His obituary is below: Charlie Burbach didn’t care much for...

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Chet Bradley

Chet graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation program in 1963. After graduation, he continued at UWL, earning a master’s certificate in 1966. He went on to work at Cardinal Stritch University and in the...

Christopher Carlson

Christopher Carlson

Christopher Carlson’s parents prayed for a miracle to save their 18-year-old son from dying of head injuries he suffered falling out of a loft bed in a dorm room at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. But when doctors declared him brain dead four days after the...

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Cindi Stoller Polek

The Cindi Stoller Polek Scholarship in Physical Therapy was established in 1992. Rich Polek wanted a lasting memorial for his wife, Cindi, after she died at the age of 35 following a brief bout with cancer. Cindi Stoller Polek, graduated from UW-L’s prestigious PT...

Craig Kusick Jr

Craig Kusick Jr

Daron James Williams, M.D.

Daron James Williams, M.D.

Daron Williams, ’06, researched prostate and breast cancer while becoming a doctor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. But one short year after earning his medical degree in 2010, he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011. He fought the disease until he...

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David Howard

David Howard was a beloved biology professor who died Feb. 19, 2016, after a long battle with renal cell carcinoma. Colleagues in the Biology Department in conjunction with his family established a scholarship endowment to honor him and help keep the talented cell...

David M. Cole

David M. Cole

DAVID M. COLE PhD, passed at 89 years of age. Dr. Cole was a professor at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Born in Minneapolis, he moved to Central Florida in 1977. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. He was a Navy veteran of...

Dena Rauk and Russell E. Aldrich

Dena Rauk and Russell E. Aldrich

Dena Rauk and Russell E. Aldrich scholarship fund in Special Education.

Dolores Carroll

Dolores Carroll

Dolores Carroll attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 1967-68 and then continued at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, double majoring in history and political science. Dolores (Tudy) was committed to the abolition of racial prejudice and...

Donney Moroney

Donney Moroney

Donney Moroney received her B.S. degree from UWL in 1997; with a major in public administration and a minor in Spanish. She continued her education at Eastern Michigan University and graduated in 2003 with a M.S. degree in Counseling with an emphasis is College...