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.

Charles P. Salamun and the late Lorraine Salamun

Charles P. Salamun and the late Lorraine Salamun

Charles P. Salamun and the late Lorraine Salamun (d. 2019), are the son and wife of Peter J. Salamun and made this gift in his honor and memory on behalf of the entire family. Professor Emeritus Peter J. Salamun (1919-2014) was born in 1919 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin,...

Chester A. Raasch

Chester A. Raasch

Mildred H. Raasch, born in 1910, was 10 years old when her youngest sibling, Chester, was born. At 18, she taught in a one-room school near Muskego. She ended her career as a principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Chester spent his career working at the New...

Chipstone Foundation

Chipstone Foundation

The Chipstone Foundation, located in Fox Point, Wisc., is a nationally known organization dedicated to the study and curation of American decorative arts and material culture. The Chipstone Foundation has a strong record of communicating new research and innovative...

Clarice Chou and the Family and Friends of Victor Chou

Clarice Chou and the Family and Friends of Victor Chou

Both Victor and Clarice Chou emigrated from China to further their education. After an initial career as an economist, director and consultant in the private sector, Victor taught both FInance and Economics at UWM for 20 years. Clarice, a 1968 UWM School of...

Close friends of Ann (“Annie”) N. Aversa

Close friends of Ann (“Annie”) N. Aversa

The Representatives are close friends of Ann (“Annie”) N. Aversa (1958-2020). In the loving memory and honor of Annie, they create this scholarship to keep her special legacy alive. Annie grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from...

Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin

Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin

This scholarship is in honor of Deborah Sobczak. Deborah has been a commercial investment REALTOR® for over 38 years. She is the owner of Eastmore Real Estate, a solely owned woman’s business. In 1993, when she formed the Southeastern Wisconsin Commercial Association...

Conway Family

Conway Family

Upon the death of Rita Mae Conway, her husband, children, extended family, and friends came together to establish an endowed scholarship fund in her memory.

DA Leonard

DA Leonard

DA Leonard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Letters & Science. He was born in Milwaukee and had an extensive career working for Milwaukee County and the Federal Government in social service and accounting...

Darian Dixon ’15

Darian Dixon ’15

Darian Dixon graduated from UWM with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences in 2015. A Milwaukee native and graduate of Riverside High School, Dixon is currently employed as a Mission Operations Specialist with Malin Space Science Systems Inc. Dixon created this...

Darlene Walters and the Family of William L. Walters

Darlene Walters and the Family of William L. Walters

Darlene A. Walters has created this Fund in loving memory of her husband, William L. Walters (1932-2013), Physics Professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Walters earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin and began employment at...

David and Diane Buck

David and Diane Buck

David Buck is professor emeritus of history at UWM with research interests in 19th and 20th century Chinese History. Diane Buck is a retired instructor in the UWM School of Continuing Education. David and Diane are generous supporters of many areas of UWM.

Dean Erickson

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...

Deborah Hanks

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...

Deborah Zweifel

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...

Deloitte Foundation

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,...

Delores J Jeuck

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...

Delwin C. Jacobus Fund

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.

Dennis and Sandy Kuester

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.

DeVona Wright Cottrell

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....

Dr. AJ KleinOsowski and Kevin KleinOsowski

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.

Dr. AJ KleinOsowski and Mr. Kevin KleinOsowski

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.

Dr. Alice Kuramoto

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,...

Dr. Ann Healy

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.

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

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...

Dr. Diana Ahmad

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...

Dr. Donald R. Shea

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...

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

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.

Dr. Henry S. Kepner, Jr.

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...

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

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...

Dr. J. David Hoeveler

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.