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Social work alum Marcia McDonald was recently hired as Portage County Health Care Center Administrator.

Biology graduate Harrison “Gabe” Frank recently opened the Frank Institute for Health and Wellness in Wilmington, N.C.

Sociology graduate Pamela Handrow has been named executive director of Bethany Apartments in Racine.

CNMT lecturer David Chrisinger is editing a book of essays on soldiers’ experiences on and off the battlefield titled “See Me For Who I Am.”

Sentry Insurance announced the development of a new Information Technology Co-op for University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point students within walking distance of campus at 1105 Main Street in downtown Stevens Point. The cutting edge program will provide opportunities for Computing and New Media Technologies students to get real work experience while pursuing their degree. Co-op employees will work as part of Sentry’s Application Development team in IT, assisting with Java or .Net applications. The program is expected to be operational by this summer with eight students. The long-term goal is to provide jobs for approximately 25 students.

Political science graduate Timothy Fair has been hired as assistant dean of students at Cornell University.

Biology professor Sarah Jane Alger has been awarded a UW System Women in Science Program grant.

Lon Roberts, a political science/economics alumnus, is Wisconsin’s new secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions.

Skyward Inc. honored English graduate Cathy Tritz as 2016 Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year.

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