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2019 Alumni Award Recipients

We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible accomplishments made by our 2019 alumni award recipients during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2019. UWO’s Alumni Awards Celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Culver Family Welcome Center. The cost is $40 per person and includes dinner. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call (920) 424-3449 or send an email to

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Click here to read about the 2019 alumni award recipients.

UWO alumni award winners dedicate careers in service to education.

Pair of UW Oshkosh criminal justice alumnae excel in diverse careers.

Three College of Nursing alumnae recognized for their dedication to healthcare.

UWO alumni reinvent themselves, continue to serve others in twilight of careers.


2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Amber Carriveau ’09, ’12 DNP, of Holt, Michigan
FNP program director, assistant professor, Michigan State University

Nardalyn Johnson ’05, ’06, of Lakemoor, Illinois
Certified nurse informacist and Epic clinical consultant, UR Medical Center/Cumberland CG

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Terence Davis ’71, of Palm Desert, California
President and founder, Great Music Inc.; vice president, West Valley National Bank

John Dobyns ’92, of Oshkosh
Director of outreach and operations, Cooperative Academic Partnership Program, UW Oshkosh

Michael Ford ’83, of Oshkosh
College of Education and Human Services professor emeritus, UW Oshkosh

Patrick Gaughan ’71, of Jacksonville, Florida
Physician surgical assistant, volunteer coordinator and cofounder of Medical Assistance to Prison Communities, WeCCARE Foundation, Hadassah Medical Center, Yaounde, Cameroon

Karen Gibson ’86, ’90 MA, of  Menasha
College of Education and Human Services retired associate professor, UW Oshkosh

Tamie (Knoll) Hopp ’91, of Black Hawk, South Dakota
Alumni and foundation services director, National American University, Director of philanthropy, Black Hills Works Foundation

Josalyn (Bergholz) Longley ’00, of Sun Prairie
Emergency preparedness coordinator, Dane County Sheriff’s Office

Christine (Melger) Ludwig ’97, of Fairfax, Virginia
U.S. Army Colonel and patient care integration director, Office of the Surgeon General