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Class of 2020-21

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is honored to announce the 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

This represents the highest honor the University bestows upon an alumnus or alumna who epitomizes our values of collaboration, diversity and opportunity, integrity, learning and academic excellence, service and social responsibility, and shared governance.

Seven alumni are being recognized this year for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Outstanding Recent Alumni

  • Sydney Nelson BBA ’13, MPA ‘14
  • Earl Arms B.S. ‘09

Distinguished Alumni for Professional Achievement

  • Sarahi Monterrey BSE ’02, M.S. ‘03
  • Scott Muerhoff B.S. ’83

Distinguished Alumni for Community/Regional Service

  • Regina Carlisle-Williams BSE ‘78
  • Wade Fletcher BBA ‘78

Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to UW-Whitewater

  • Rajen Patel BBA ‘00

Each year, since 1955, we have celebrated the founding of our institution and the contributions and achievements of our nearly 100,000 graduates by recognizing alumni for their professional achievement, community/regional service or service to the university at our annual Founders Day Celebration. This year's virtual Founders Day Awards Celebration was held on April 17. You can view the event program here.

View the recorded celebration here >>

Nominations for the 2022 Awards can be submitted until October 31, 2021. 


Sydney Nelson BBA ’13, MPA ‘14 Sydney Nelson BBA '13, MPA '14 »

2020 Outstanding Recent Alumna

Sydney Nelson BBA ’13, MPA ‘14 Earl Arms B.S. '09 »

2021 Outstanding Recent Alumnus

Sarahi Monterrey BSE ’02, MS ‘03 Sarahi Monterrey BSE '02, M.S. '03 »

2020 Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement

Sydney Nelson BBA ’13, MPA ‘14 A. Scott Muerhoff B.S. '83 »

2021 Distinguished Alumnus for Professional Achievement 

Regina Carlisle-Williams BSE ’78 Regina Carlisle-Williams BSE '78 »

Distinguished Alumna for Community/Regional Service

Wade Fletcher BBA '78 Wade Fletcher BBA '78 »

Distinguished Alumnus for Community/Regional Service 

Sydney Nelson BBA ’13, MPA ‘14 Rajen Patel BBA '00 »

Distinguished Alumnus for Service to UW-Whitewater

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