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OUR GRADUATES are MAKING THEIR MARK

The School of Business and Economics takes pride in the success of our alumni. Preparing and placing career-ready graduates are the end goals of our events, career-readiness and internship programs.

SBE Grads

Resources and Benefits

Did you know that you are eligible for a complimentary UWSP email account? Learn more and see a full list of benefits and resources available to you as a Point alum.
LinkedIn

Staying Connected

We want to connect with you on LinkedIn! Follow and add our SBE and MBA pages to your LinkedIn profile to access our network of alumni and stay up-to-date about SBE.
Internship Group

Internships and Employment

If your organization is hiring for internships or full-time positions, please let us know. We love telling our students about new opportunities with fellow Pointers!
School of Business and Economics

Connect with Students

Current students are eager to connect with alumni to hear about your campus experiences, as well as graduating and starting your career. Contact Prof. Elizabeth Martin to learn about opportunities to assist students with their academic and career goals.
Alumni Map

Alumni Map and Survey

Our alumni work and live all over the world—so if you are looking for networking opportunities, check out the map to find a fellow Pointer near you. Add or update your information on the map, by filling out this survey.
Corporate Partners

Become a Corporate Partner

Our Corporate Partners program provides organizations with direct access to current students via networking receptions, panel discussions, organization tours and on-campus recruiting.
Lyna Matesi

Lifelong Learning

Whether you want to level up with an MBA degree, attend a professional development seminar or conference, or try something just for fun. Take a look at UW-Stevens Point’s numerous continuing education opportunities.
MBA Alumni

SBE Alumni Events

We offer opportunities for our alumni to network and grow professionally. Be on the lookout for fun events happening in the future.
Old Main Alumni

Alumni News

Sign up to receive SBE Alumni eNews, plus learn more about UWSP Distinguished Alumni who have made an impact throughout their careers.

By the Numbers

US Dollars46,946
median starting salary for graduates
47Percent
of recent graduates work in Central Wisconsin with 14.7% outside of Wisconsin
94Percent
of grads agree that the School of Business and Economics prepared them well for their career
Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you’re in luck. Check out our map and follow our LinkedIn page! If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, just complete this form. We’ll review your information and add it to the map within a few days.

Alumni Newsletter

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Distinguished Alumni

2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

Dan Hauser ’77

Dan Hauser, a native of Janesville, WI, played football and baseball for the Pointers before graduating from UWSP in 1977 with a degree in business education. As the Executive Vice President for the Detroit Pistons’ Palace Sports and Entertainment (the team’s ownership group), Hauser worked with Fortune 500 companies and built relationships with a number of local businesses. In 2011, the Pistons and Palace Sports was sold, pushing Dan’s career into transition. In 2013, Hauser returned to the NBA as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships for the Philadelphia 76ers. Over his 33 years spent with the Detroit Pistons, he has earned seven professional sports championship rings – three from the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, three from the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Detroit Shock and one from the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning.
2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

Dick Okray ’82

Dick Okray is president of Okray Family Farms, Inc., Plover, which was originally founded by his grandfather in 1905. He is active in the potato industry at the state, national and international levels, traveling to China to attend the World Potato Congress. Okray has worked with UW-Madison on biomass projects and opens his home to UW-Stevens Point international students. He majored in economics.
2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

Jeffrey T. Polzer ’88

Jeffrey Polzer, the UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. He studies how people collaborate in diverse teams by focusing on the interplay among individual expertise and identity, interpersonal processes such as conflict, and team performance. He also studies the use of communication technologies to foster global collaboration. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive and doctoral programs at Harvard, and has conducted executive training sessions for organizations such as IBM, Novartis, Merrill Lynch, Citizens Band and Ernst & Young.
2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

Dale Klapmeier ’83

Dale Klapmeier was raised in the small town of Dekalb, Ill., but he and his brother, Allen, had big soaring dreams that would one day take flight in their business, Cirrus Design Corporation, which manufactures single-engine, piston powered aircraft. Every pilot understands that it’s risky to take off without a parachute and UWSP provided that for Dale- if a career in the aviation field wasn’t possible. “I knew that my degree gave me a fallback plan since I could always be a banker,” he says. Dale, along with this brother, has received the 2007 Dr. Godfrey Cabot Award, the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) 2007 Freedom of Flight Award, the EAA August Raspet, Air Safety Foundation 2005 Admiral de Florez Award, and been named “Living Legends” Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year by Airport Journal, and 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.
John List
2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

John List ’92

Economics professor at the University of Chicago, John List was described recently by David Deonhardt of the New York Times as an “emerging star” within the growing field of the economics of philanthropy. Giving Back…A Pointer Way of Life: List Fellowship offers alumni experiences money can’t buy But List’s star has already become permanently affixed in UWSP’s cosmos. With his father, he has established an outstanding opportunity for Point students. Through the List Fellowship, promising UWSP economics students will spend time with him and colleague Steve Levitt as part of their research team pioneering field experimental methods to address both positive and normative issues at the University of Chicago. List created his fellowship in order to recognize “excellence in economics as well as a great potential for scholarship at the highest level.” He is the author of numerous articles on myriad subjects, varying from the economic aspects of environmental regulation to whether social preferences are important to markets. List currently serves as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), university fellow at Resources for the Future, and Extramural fellow at Tilburg University.
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By participating in our numerous events and programs, many of our students get hired before graduation and leave the university to start their professional careers immediately upon completing their degrees!