100 Extraordinary Women

Dr. Kay Gruling, Dr. Corrie Norrbom, Kue Her, Jennifer Auner and Rubi Jamison
Five “Extraordinary Women” were featured in a video that debuted at the 100 XW celebration event on Thursday, April 27.  From left: Dr. Kay Gruling, Dr. Corrie Norrbom, Kue Her, Jennifer Auner and Rubi Jamison. View their video clips.

UWMC Foundation Announces Successful Fundraising Initiative

100 Extraordinary WomenThe UW-Marathon County Foundation Inc. has announced a successful new fundraising initiative that has raised $125,000 for scholarships at UWMC.

The 100 Extraordinary Women Campaign set a goal of attracting at least 100 donors to pledge $1,000 each, to be paid out for scholarships over a five-year period. With 125 donors pledged so far, the campaign will distribute at least $25,000 per year over the next five years for scholarships. The results of the new campaign were formally announced on Thursday, April 27 at a dinner event at the Jefferson Street Inn in downtown Wausau.

“The 100 Extraordinary Women campaign has exceeded expectations, and will make a big difference for deserving women students on our campus,” said Keith Montgomery, UW Colleges North Region dean and CEO. “These new dollars will supplement our broader scholarship program, which has funds available for all deserving students.”

The UWMC Foundation distributes about $160,000 per year in scholarships, which are open to all student applicants on the campus.

For more information about the 100 Extraordinary Women program, contact Brad Zweck, executive director of the UWMC Foundation at 715-261-6280.

Thank You to Our Donors

  • Beverly Abbott
  • Ginger Alden
  • Margaret Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous honoring Estelle B. Wolff
  • Jennifer Auner
  • Cheryl Bahr
  • Elizabeth Barr
  • Cindy Baumann
  • Judy Beier
  • The Bollmann Family, Julie Bollmann
  • Ann Bradley
  • Children of John & Betty Bradley honoring Elizabeth M. Bradley
  • Karrye Bradley
  • Christine Bremer-Muggli
  • Heather Brimacombe
  • Holly Briquelet-Miller
  • Carolyn Bronston
  • Julie Bunczak
  • Nina Clark
  • Mary Coates
  • Janet Cohodas
  • Cindy Creske-Schwartz
  • Gina Crispell
  • Rita Crooks
  • Brenda Davis
  • Nancy Dolenshek
  • Lisa Dodson
  • Lynn Drecktrah
  • Arzelee M.S. Drown
  • Kandace Elmergreen
  • Amy Fazendin Reif
  • Christine Fernandez
  • Renea Frederick
  • Claire Brick Flannery
  • Kathy Kelsey Foley honoring  Shirley Kelsey Levinson
  • Barbara Ann Force
  • Wendy Fox honoring Doris Sillick
  • Pamela Frary 
  • Mary Clare Freeman
  • Mary Jo Freeman
  • Christine Freiberg
  • Kathy Garvey
  • Eileen Goggins-Schultz
  • Joyce Griese
  • Linda Freeman Grilley
  • Kay Gruling
  • Sandy Greenheck Gumness
  • Linda Haney
  • Deborah Hale
  • Mary Hartwig
  • Sally Hattenhauer
  • Anne Heggelund
  • Sheryl Hemp
  • Nancy Hessert
  • Sandy Heywood
  • Doug Hosler honoring Bellamy Hamilton
  • Pam Jackson
  • Mary Jo Johnson
  • Melissa Kampmann
  • Deborah Kane
  • Betsy Keefe
  • Karla Kieffer
  • Celine Kline
  • Bonnie Kraft
  • Sarah Krolicki
  • Susan Lang
  • Christine Liedtke
  • Joyce Lohr
  • Lisa Maahs
  • Lisa Macco
  • Tami Wurtinger McCann
  • Sarah Miller
  • Michele Montgomery
  • Sarah Napgezek
  • Camille Nicklaus
  • Betty Noel
  • Corrie Norrbom
  • Gretchen Nuckles
  • Judy Palmateer
  • Kalynn Pempek
  • Kris Peterson
  • Renee Peterson
  • Amy Plier
  • Sally A. Polzer
  • Sandra Pradt
  • Amy Prunuske
  • Kim Rantanen Day
  • Mary Nell Reif
  • Vickie Richmond-Hawkins
  • Mary Kate Riordan
  • Katie Rosenberg
  • Blythe Schaller and C. Ann Dietrich honoring Eleanor B. Frank
  • Mary Ellen Schill and Anita Seering honoring Ione Carpenter Vandehey
  • Char’s Fan Club: 9 faculty women honoring Charlene Schmidt
  • Ruth (Rudie) Schuette
  • Kathy Schuurman
  • Andrea Sczygelski
  • Connie Sexauer
  • Colleen Sickels
  • Karen Sislo
  • Jann Slayton
  • Beverly Smith
  • Kay Smith
  • Carolyn Sonnentag
  • Rebecca Sonnentag honoring  Elaine Sonnentag
  • Sharlene Soto
  • Kathryn Spencer
  • Tammy Stezenski
  • Carol Stilp
  • Elaine Strite
  • Kathy Strasser
  • Jenny Sweeney
  • Peg Tanner
  • Mary Thao
  • Jean Tehan
  • Linda Terwilliger
  • Joan Theurer
  • Lorri Wanserski
  • Linda Ware
  • Ann Werth
  • Lisa Westphal
  • Westphal Staffing Inc.
  • Laurie Wolf-Dahm
  • Margaret A. Wolff
  • Theresa Wetzsteon
  • Wendy Wilde
  • Peggy Williams
  • Rita Zeyghami
  • Kim Zweck

Theresa Wetzsteon & Keith Montgomery
The keynote speaker at the 100 XW celebration event was Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon (center), a UWMC alumnus, who chats here with UW Colleges North Region Dean & CEO Keith Montgomery and 100 XW member Sheryl Hemp.

100 Extraordinary Women Committee

  • Jennifer Auner
  • Cindy Baumann
  • Mary Jo Freeman
  • Linda Grilley
  • Kay Gruling
  • Nancy Hessert
  • Sarah Miller
  • Corrie Norrbom
  • Amy Plier
  • Mary Nell Reif
  • Jenny Sweeney
  • Linda Ware