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In honor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s sesquicentennial, the alumni relations office asked Titan alumni to submit photo re-creations from their time on campus. Many alumni  joined in the fun and submitted photos.

The submitted ‘Then & Now’ photos were used in the Humans of UW Oshkosh exhibition and book, created by sesquicentennial committee member Grace Lim.

“It’s fun to see alumni share their memories and Titan pride through these ‘Then and Now’ photos,” said Alumni Director Christine Gantner. “They are a great reminder of the impact UWO has made on generations of alumni inside and outside the classroom over the past 150 years.”

Enjoy many of the submissions below.

Sesquicentennial Then & Now

Esrold Nurse '77

Then: The start of the winning 440-run at a track meet at Kolf Sports Center in the 1970s.

Now: Speaking as the keynote address at a professional conference for academic advisers at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Brooke Belter '21

Then: On UWO’s campus while her father, Bob Belter, was on his way to his American history class in Clow.

Now: Standing in the same spot in front of Dempsey Hall on her graduation day from UWO in the spring of 2021.

Greg Ives '81

Then: Helping stock the beer at a party at his house on Cherry Street in 1979-80.

Now: Holding his grandson in 2020.

Indu V Kallakuri '18

Then: Sitting on one of the dining couches in Blackhawk in 2015.

Now: At her grandparents’ house in India in 2020.

John Close '76

Then: A UWO Delta Sigma Phi photo that he used as IFC President in 1974.

Now: Headshots used for promotional purposes for his book Barnyard to Brickyard: The Rich Bickle Story in 2019.

Karen Sykes '63

Then: Homecoming Court in 1962.

Now: Representing her sorority in Phoenix. 

Sandy Hurley '70, Pat Flood

Then: Roommates Sandy Hurley (left) and Pat Flood (right) in Taylor Hall in 1967.

Now: Sandy (left) and Pat (right) in Sunrise, Fla., in 2019.

Robert Snyder '82

Then: Robert Snyder’s dad,  Robert ‘Doc’ Snyder, was founder of the UWO Radio TV Film program. The television camera is one of the first TV cameras at UW Oshkosh.

Now: Robert Snyder graduated with an RTF degree in 1982. Now a professor at UW-Platteville, the video camera he currently works with is just a little smaller than his dad’s.

Joe Hildebrand '68, Ron Schreier '68, '70 MSE

Then: Joe Hildebrand (left), 1968 class vice president, and Ron Schreier (right), 1968 class president, formulating plans for their upcoming graduation.

Now: Fifty years later helping plan and then celebrating their successful Golden Titan Reunion at UWO.

Dennis Klapper '71, Stacy Prillwitz '94

Then: Dennis Klapper with his then-pregnant wife and soon-to-be-born daughter Stacy at his 1971 graduation.

Now: Stacy (Klapper) Prillwitz at her UWO graduation in 1994. 

Stephanie Giannunzio '97

Then: Stephanie Giannunzio running hurdles as a member of the UWO track and field team. She was a member of the team from 1993-96.

Now: Stephanie had knee surgery performed by team doctor Dr. Patrick McKenzie freshman year and recently had knee surgery again by Dr. McKenzie. She is back to running hurdles.