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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Al Jarreau and Multiple Individual, Foundation and Corporate Donors

Al Jarreau was a Milwaukee-born jazz singer known around the world and a major supporter of the School of Education. He recorded 21 albums and earned seven Grammys, representing jazz, pop and R & B. In 2004, UWM awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.

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Allan and Mary Klotsche

Allan and Mary both graduated from the Lubar School of Business. Years later, Allan returned to earn his degree in the Executive MBA program, and today teaches in the program and serves as an Executive in Residence.

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Amy Tessmer Boening

Amy P. Tessmer Boening dedicated her life to education. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1951 with a degree in Elementary Education. Soon after, she taught in the Milwaukee Public Schools, from which she retired as a school principal in 1986. Amy worked very...

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Ann E. and Joseph Heil Jr. Charitable Trust

Julius P. Heil, former Governor of Wisconsin (1939-1943), started the Heil Company in 1901. It became one of the country’s largest solid-waste disposal equipment manufacturers. His grandson, Joseph F. Heil, Jr., (married to Ann) was chairman and CEO when the company...

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Arif Naim

Arif Naim , a UW-Waukesha alumnus, was the son of UW-Waukesha faculty member, Shamim Naim, and her late husband. Born on November 25, 1964, Arif started to show interest in books very early in his life. By the time he was two years old, he was holding books in his...

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Aubrey Wood

Aubrey Wood was a member of the founding faculty chemistry department at UW-Waukesha from opening day in 1966 until his death. His family and friends established this memorial to support students studying chemistry.

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Barbara Michaels

Founded in 1910, Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor and professional association for men and women in education. The Beta Epsilon Chapter was founded at UWM in 1963, and began to award scholarships to School of Education students in 1973. Lura M. Carrithers...

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Baye Foundation, Inc.

The Baye Foundation, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based foundation that generously supports a variety of organizations and causes in the Greater Milwaukee area.

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Beth A. Partleton

Beth Partleton has served in volunteer leadership positions at UWM SARUP. She wished to make a commitment that honored both her relationship to UWM and her late husband’s passion for the great lakes.

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Beulah Romer Erickson

Buelah Romer Erickson is the widow of the late Dr. I Carl Romer, who passed away in 1987. Dr. Romer was Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 1965 until 1987.

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Bruce and Helen Barker Ambuel

Helen and Bruce Ambuel moved to the Milwaukee area in 1990. Bruce worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin as a professor and researcher in clinical and community psychology and, in retirement, was a photographer.  He passed away in early 2018. Helen was a...

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Brunswick Public Foundation, Inc.

Jack Reichert earned a certificate in marketing at UWM in 1957 and was a successful business executive, achieving the position of Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation. He and his wife, Corrine, raised their family in Lake Forest, IL, and were active in their...

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Carrie (Nichols) Hoye and Jeffrey Hoye

Carrie (Nichols) Hoye and Jeffrey Hoye are ardent supporters of education. Carrie, graduated from UWM in 1986 with a degree in Communication. She has always been grateful to UWM for the role it played in her career and in her life. She and Jeff, a entrepreneur and...

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Cathy Bengtson

Cathy Bengston was a campus math specialist that worked with students in Study Center. Her husband, Roger, established this award in 2006 after her death at age 50. For a continuing student or a student transferring to a four-year university intending to major in...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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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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. 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...