Our Fabulous Grads

Her passion for helping families finds a home at school

Her passion for helping families finds a home at school

The path leading Britney Morrow to “what I really want to do professionally” has been a winding one.

Designing apps leads to launching a business

Designing apps leads to launching a business

From his freshman year of high school, Hunter Ruth knew what he wanted to do.

He’s all geared up for automotive manufacturing

He’s all geared up for automotive manufacturing

When it comes to automobiles, don’t get Mitchell Crawford started – unless you’re prepared for a long discussion.

Raised by a teacher, he’s taking on the family business

Raised by a teacher, he’s taking on the family business

Jacob Probst, who’s graduating with his bachelor’s degree and certification in exceptional education, says his experiences as an army instructor and his School of Education courses have both helped develop his teaching skills.

She achieved a master’s – and the ‘anti-desk job’

She achieved a master’s – and the ‘anti-desk job’

When Ciara Rahn chose a bachelor’s degree in geology, she did so because the physical science appealed to her – as did the fact that she would spend a lot of time outdoors.

Soc major expands horizons in Ireland, inclusivity, and at home

Soc major expands horizons in Ireland, inclusivity, and at home

Soc major expands horizons in Ireland, inclusivity, and at home

An unexpected detour didn’t stop this grad

An unexpected detour didn’t stop this grad

Aspiring CPA Otoniel Encarnacion juggled a full-time job with a full-time class load. But now his hard work has paid off with an internship at one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

Composer + computer = music

Composer + computer = music

Elliot Patros is not just composing electronic music. He’s also creating instruments for playing it.

From childhood doodles to designing buildings

From childhood doodles to designing buildings

Nick Robinson has dreamed of becoming an architect since elementary school. Thanks to UWM and an ongoing internship, that dream is about to become a reality.

Bringing sensitivity to public service

Bringing sensitivity to public service

Liz Yohn credits both UWM’s nursing curriculum and coursework outside her degree area for helping prepare her for a career with underserved communities.

Taking an IT career in a new direction

Taking an IT career in a new direction

David Kwasny cut down from a full-time job to part time so he could get a degree to go with his experience.

Learning and sharing her own history

Learning and sharing her own history

Janae Adolpho’s major helped her focus on the history and culture of Hawaii, a part of her background she didn’t know much about.

Coding, caffeinating, keynoting fuel CEAS grad

Coding, caffeinating, keynoting fuel CEAS grad

Daniel Spiewak worked fulltime, wrote a book and traveled the international tech-conference circuit as a sought-after speaker while earning his bachelor’s degree. Now 23, he’s off to a Boulder startup to make his name in big-data analytics.

He’s headed for a career in motion

He’s headed for a career in motion

This former heavy-metal musician considered a career as a nurse or motorcycle technician. Instead he became an award-winning undergraduate researcher who’s been accepted into UWM’s DPT program.

Headed for a career giving others financial focus

Headed for a career giving others financial focus

Jasmine Ridgell, a finance and investment management graduate of the Lubar School of Business, has completed the most prestigious undergraduate programs in the Lubar School. She’s already got a fulltime position at Robert W. Baird & Co.

She found the creative side of math

She found the creative side of math

She moved from Mexico to Milwaukee, graduating from Riverside University High School. She enrolled at MATC with an interest in Mesoamerican sculpture. Now she’s taking her husband, daughter and a PhD in mathematics to West Point for a post-doc teaching fellowship.

Award-winning journalist graduates, gets job

Award-winning journalist graduates, gets job

Michael Meidenbauer won college journalism awards for his coverage of collective-bargaining changes and their impact on the School District of Shorewood. He loves community journalism, and will be working for MyCommunityNow.

Vientiane to UWM, she’s making history

Vientiane to UWM, she’s making history

Buasawan Simmala may be the first Laotian woman to earn a degree in the U.S. since Laos came under Communist rule 37 years ago. She learned English and came to the U.S. as an adult. Her daughter graduates with her on May 20. Her son already holds a UWM degree and is now in graduate school at the university.