U-News March 2023

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023

U-News Newsletter March 2023
Grace Stanke Miss America 2023

Wausau Campus Alum Crowned Miss America: Meet Grace Stanke!

Wausau native Grace Stanke has a unique story among the many former scholarship recipients who attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau Campus. She was recently crowned Miss America 2023! After finishing her studies at Wausau West High School and the UWSP at Wausau campus in 2019, Grace enrolled at UW-Madison to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. Her career potential in engineering was well-recognized on the Wausau Campus, where faculty awarded her with the prestigious B.A. & Esther Greenheck Departmental Distinction Award in May 2019. Read more.


Jeff and Amy Plier

Local Business Owners Pay It Forward

Jeff and Amy Plier’s commitment to the Wausau Campus can be traced back to their own higher education journeys that ultimately helped them achieve their business goals as owners of Wausau Container Corporation, a successful local manufacturer. That is why they pay it forward now as prominent financial supporters of the UW Wausau Campus Foundation and students on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Wausau Campus. They tell their story in this short Q&A with foundation director Brad Zweck. Read more.

UWSP students Kate & Yee collaborating

Did You Know?

As a UW resource that has been based in Wausau for 90 years, some folks might view the Wausau Campus as simply a place to start a higher education journey. Yes, the campus remains a great place to start, but it is much more than that today. For example, did you know students here can obtain five different four-year bachelor’s degrees without leaving the Wausau Campus? Consider these examples: Read More.