Posted 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

Read more->

Meet a fellow UWL Alumni Association Member

Kay Pollard, ’81

Major: Master’s in Student Affairs Administration

Current city: Roseville, Minnesota

Current job: Retired in 2019 as project manager for the Governor's Workforce Development Board

Kay Pollard, ’81, volunteers at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) for the National Park Service and Amtrak’s Trails and Rails partnership in the Twin Cities.
  • Why did you join the UWL Alumni Association?

As a lifelong learner, I was searching for interesting and fun online education resources. As a new volunteer at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) for the National Park Service and Amtrak’s Trails and Rails partnership, something caught my attention: the Alumni Association’s “What’s New Wednesdays” program on the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin and UWL’s River Studies Center.

I was looking for information about the Mississippi River and the adjacent railroad lines to be a better informed and effective volunteer. To my surprise, I found this program from the Alumni Association.

The presenters, a student and professor, were so engaging. I wish I would’ve been able to take a class from Dr. Haro. He was great! I was really impressed with their dedication, research and scope of work.

As a MNRRA volunteer, I felt proud as an alum to learn about the water-related science and technology work happening on campus. It is vital to our future and has global impact on our environment.

I can’t wait to catch more events and come back to campus for a visit!

View the May-September membership list 

Read more stories from the September eLantern.