Connect to Point! Volunteer!

​Discover your Pointer connection by volunteering through the UWSP Alumni Association today. Go to and click on “Volunteer Opportunities.” Be a mentor, host an event, share your Pointer story and keep the purple and gold shining!

 From the desk of the Alumni Association Director

Greetings from the FIRST floor of Old Main!

That’s right, the Alumni Office has relocated as part of a multi-unit move involving several departments across campus. We are now located in Suite 134 of Old Main along with the UWSP Foundation as part of the advancement unit. We hope you will visit us in our new space the next time you are on campus!

Our most sincere thanks goes out to everyone in the alumni community for an amazing Homecoming 2011! The weather was perfect, the parade and picnic were fun for all ages and while we suffered a heartbreaking loss on the football field, it was great to see that the group reunions of athletes, departments, fraternities and sororities, championship teams and residence halls were in full Pointer spirit all weekend! With over 25 events, several thousand people and an overarching sense of purple and gold pride – we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend! Check out the photos and memories posted in this issue or at

Our 2011 Awards Banquet topped off the weekend honoring alumni from each of the four colleges, trailblazers who have been out less than 10 years, an alumnus who has been at the top for more than 40 years and a congressman who has given back to UWSP in more ways than can ever truly be counted. For a sneak peek at what some of our guests saw, please click here ( ) Nominations for the 2012 ceremony are open and may be found here as well.

Homecoming 2012 will be on Saturday, October 20 so mark your calendars now and plan to join the Pointer Spirit!

Laura Gehrman Rottier, ’02
Director of Alumni Affairs