UW-Superior marks 125th Anniversary with commemorative book

In honor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s 125th year, the Alumni Association has created a book filled with photos, facts, historical information, and stories from its alumni. “Small, But Mighty: 125 Years of Leadership, Innovation and Tradition” helps to tell the story of what the university means to its alumni and the community it serves. Submitted

In honor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s 125th year, the Alumni Association has created a book filled with photos, facts, historical information, and stories from its alumni.

“Small, But Mighty: 125 Years of Leadership, Innovation and Tradition” helps to tell the story of what the university means to its alumni and the community it serves. With sections on Greek life, athletics, the arts, and more, the book has something for everyone.

“We really enjoyed creating this beautiful book, and we can’t wait to share it with our alumni and friends,” said Heather Thompson, director of Alumni Relations. “It will definitely take you on a journey through UW-Superior’s exciting past – our first 125 years.”

The book is available on Amazon, as well as in the Alumni Office in Old Main 237 and at ’Jacket Book & Supply in the Yellowjacket Union. Copies will also be sold at the 125th Community Celebration on June 11.

“One of my favorite photos is of the sorority accordion player in the Greek life section,” said Jamey Penney-Ritter, book designer and Class of 1997. “I was born too late for the fancy dances and wacky events. I also like the one of my husband and me in Cozumel, Mexico, on a research trip with the Biology Department.”

“As I share in this book, UWS provided me the opportunity to learn about others, just as much as the opportunity to learn about myself,” said LaTisha McRoy Coffin, book contributor, editor and Class of 2009. “It gave me the chance to learn about countries and histories and viewpoints that were not highlighted during my time in high school, which allowed me to grow and change my own viewpoints of my community, the Anishinaabe people, and the world. It is truly a gift that UWS, especially the faculty and staff, have given me that has molded and shaped my outlook and priorities in life, one that I will share with the next generation of Anishinaabe. Miigwetch [thank you] UWS!”

The UW-Superior Alumni Association is proud to foster lifelong pride and loyalty among alumni, students and friends by offering opportunities to strengthen their continued relationships with the University of Wisconsin-Superior community.