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Alumni Awards Brunch & Ceremony

Each year the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is proud to honor and celebrate the achievements of alumni who have distinguished themselves through contributions to their profession and communities. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishments and learn how "The La Crosse Experience" shaped their lives. 

Saturday, September 22
Alumni Awards Brunch & Ceremony
The Bluffs Rooms, Student  Union - Free parking is available in the ramp located on the corner of Farwell and 17th Streets. 

9 a.m. - Social
9:45 a.m. - Brunch

$25 per person
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The awards and honorees include:

The Maurice O. Graff Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recognizes outstanding achievement of alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university. Long-time administrator Maurice O. Graff instituted the honor in 1977.

Joonkoo Yun, ’92
Jon Erickson, ’76

Rada Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years, achieved professional distinction and taken part in humanitarian activities. Professor emeritus Ron Rada and his wife, Jane, created the award in 2002.

Matt Brantner, ’05
Marc Gall, ’03

Parker Distinguished Multicultural Alumni Award
Recognizes outstanding alumni who have contributed greatly to improve multiracial culture and understanding on campus and in their careers. History Professor Emeritus James Parker initiated the award in 1997.

Thomas Harris, ’11
Houa Xiong, ’98 & ’00

Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award
Honors and recognizes outstanding educators and the significant contributions they make to children and communities. Professor Emeritus Burt Altman and his wife, Norma, long-time supporters of teacher education, created the award in 2015.

Phil Ertl, ’88


  • 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018


Bluffs, Student Union
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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Bluffs, Student Union


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Vickie Bain at 608.785.8489 or


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