Our Donors

We gratefully appreciate the scholarships that are made possible by the generous gifts made by donors, friends, and alumni of the university who are committed to the education of UWM students.

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Dean Erickson

Emily Kachel Robertson earned her Master of Science in Administrative Leadership-Adult Education from UWM in 1980. She went on to work in continuing education at Marquette, eventually earning a doctorate in educational administration there. A Milwaukee native, she...

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Deborah Hanks

The late Dr. Nicolas Papastamatiou began his career at UWM in 1968 and spent the greater part of his 28 year tenure as Chair of the Physics Department; his research included an extensive study of extended objects built from quantum fields. Professor Papastamatiou was...

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Deborah Zweifel

Deborah Zweifel was the wife of English faculty member and later associate dean Phil Zweifel. She was active as a campus volunteer. Professor Zweifel established this scholarship as a memorial to her. For a continuing student who has earned a minimum of 12 credits at...

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Deloitte Foundation

Our vision is unchanging: We aspire to be the Standard of Excellence, the first choice of the most sought-after clients and talent. Our shared values are timeless. They succinctly describe the core principles that distinguish the Deloitte culture: integrity,...

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Delores J Jeuck

Delores Jueck left her estate to several community service and educational organizations in Waukesha. She had learned about UW-Waukesha when her niece attended as a returning adult student. Her niece went on to earn a degree and become a successful business owner in...

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Delwin C. Jacobus Fund

The children of Delwin C. Jacobus (Economics, 1965) established this fund in his honor and memory. He was president of Jacobus Company and was awarded an honorary doctorate by UWM in 1972.

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Dennis and Sandy Kuester

Dennis earned his Bachelor?s degree in Accounting from UWM in 1966. He went on to a successful and distinguished career in the banking industry with Marshall & Illsley Corporation. He and Sandy raised their family in Milwaukee.

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Deona Mickens, Desiree Ellison-Olheiser, Lavonne Milsap, and Brian Mickens

Deona Mickens is a Senior Student Service Coordinator in the Student Academic Services office within the College of Letters & Science. She assists students in reaching their goal of graduation from UWM.

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DeVona Wright Cottrell

An alumna, volunteer, and scholarship donor, DeVona Wright Cottrell ’06 is giving back to her alma mater and ensuring that students have the necessary financial resources to achieve an education. Wright Cottrell, director and associate general counsel at Robert W....

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Dr. AJ KleinOsowski and Kevin KleinOsowski

We are both alumni of UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science and AJ is also an alumna of UWM?s Honors College. We were computer science students and the engineering focus of the program has assisted us in our careers. We owe a lot to UWM.

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Dr. AJ KleinOsowski and Mr. Kevin KleinOsowski

We are both alumni of UWM?s College of Engineering & Applied Science, and AJ is also an alumna of UWM?s Honors College. We were computer science students and the engineering focus of the program has assisted us in our careers. We owe a lot to UWM.

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Dr. Alice Kuramoto

Dr. Kuramoto is a nationally recognized leader in continuing education and before her retirement she crisscrossed the United States during her 34 years as a nursing educator ?studying, teaching, editing and leading conferences in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan,...

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Dr. Ann Healy

Drs. Ann and the late David Healy have a rich history with UWM. David taught as a professor in the History Department for 30 years, and Ann as an English instructor in the Academic Opportunity Center and as a History lecturer.

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Dr. Brian Bear ’81 and Dr. Laurel Bear ’81

Dr. Brian J. Bear graduated from UWM with a BS in Medical Science and Health Information Administration in 1981. He received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1984. He was an active OB/GYN in the Milwaukee community, delivering over 10,000...

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Dr. Diana Ahmad

Dr. Diana Ahmad grew up in the UWM neighborhood and earned her BA and MA in History from UWM. Dr. Ahmad is now the Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor of History and Political Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and has earned several...

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Dr. Donald R. Shea

Dr. Donald R. Shea was a Professor Emeritus who was instrumental in shaping UWM before his passing in 2001. Dr. Shea was a 1994 Ernest Spaights Plaza Honoree, an award given to individuals who made significant, enduring and campus-wide contributions to the growth and...

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Dr. Hassan Rafi-Zadeh ’68 and Dr. Zohreh Sotoodeh

Dr. Hassan Rafi-Zadeh graduated from UWM in 1968 with a degree in Journalism. Dr. Rafi-Zadeh is a retired research scientist, and his wife, Dr. Zohreh Sotoodeh, is an executive at Arizona State University.

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Dr. Henry S. Kepner, Jr.

Professor Emeritus Henry S. Kepner, Jr. served on the faculty of the UWM School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction from 1972 until his retirement in 2011. He also held an adjunct appointment in the College of Letters & Science Department of...

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Dr. Ian Harris and Multiple Individual, Foundation and Corporate Donors

Dr. Ian Harris is known as the “Father of Peace Education.” He spent the majority of his career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pioneering in the field of peace studies. He was also passionate about preserving and nurturing a tract of wilderness in...

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Dr. J. David Hoeveler

Dr. J. David Hoeveler is a published author and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History who taught at UWM for 43 years. His research interests include American Intellectual History. Dr. Hoeveler additionally helped found the Religious Studies program at UWM.

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Dr. Joan Baier Peterson and family

Dr. Joan Baier Peterson is a graduate of UW-Madison where she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in biochemistry. She was a scientist in the UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry for fifteen years prior to making a career change to follow her passion – writing...

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Dr. Leonard Levine

Dr. Leonard Levine is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who retired from UWM in 2000. Dr. Levine and his late wife, Marilyn Levine, have been longtime supporters of UWM students. Through their scholarships, they seek to make higher...

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Dr. Matthew Healy and Dr. Kimberly Coleman Healy

UWM has been a meaningful place for the Healy family for over fifty years. David and Ann Healy taught UWM students for more than thirty years. Professor David Healy joined UWM’s Department of History in 1966 and taught courses on the history of American foreign...

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Dr. Robert B. Gordon

Harriet Fox Gordon graduated from UWM with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a concentration in lower elementary education in 1960. An appreciative graduate, Harriet has spent her entire career working with elementary school children. Her radiant smile and her...

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Dr. Robert Cialdini and Bobette Gorden

The Cialdini Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift to UWM from Dr. Robert Cialdini ’67 and Bobette Gorden. An internationally recognized social psychologist, Dr. Cialdini is a Milwaukee native and an alumnus of the Department of Psychology who received...

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Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader

Alfred Bader is a world-renowned chemist, art historian and dealer, lecturer, and philanthropist. Throughout his scientific and business career, he has gained many honors, among them an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May of 1980. ...

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Drs. Fred R. And Ellen W. Eckman

Dr. Fred Eckman is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at UWM. Dr. Eckman received his Ph.D. at the University of Indiana and joined the faculty at UWM in 1977. He was then named a Distinguished Professor in 2013. During his 43 year career at UWM, Dr....

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Drs. John R. Johnson and Kathryn A. Dindia

Dr. John R. Johnson served as Professor in the Department of Communication from 1978 until his retirement in 2011. Dr. Johnson taught in the areas of professional and organizational communication, and his research foci were applied organizational communication and...

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Dr. William F. and Mrs. Mary G. Halloran

This scholarship was created by Dr. William Halloran with gifts made to honor his retirement and service to the University as a former Dean of the College of Letters & Science.

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Edith McPherson

The late Dr. McPherson served as a professor of Electrical Engineering at UWM from 1967 until his death in 1995. His wife, Edith, with family and friends, established the scholarship in his memory. Edith passed away in 2017.