Sarah Hallas and Dr. Kellogg
Dr. Becki Elkins (Ph.D. ’04) begins a new position as Assistant Professor of Student Affairs Administration at UW-LaCrosse this fall.

Two alumni working at UW-Madison- Sarah Hallas (MA ’04) and Dr. Angie Kellogg - caught a photo during a recent alumni luncheon.

Kristi Leonard (MA ’00) is returning to her undergraduate alma mater, Central College, in Pella, IA, to serve as the Assistant Dean of Students, Wellness.  Kristi’s primary role will be to further Central's unique Integrated Learning plan through providing focused vision, oversight, and management of wellness-related initiatives, programs, and services for students.  Additionally, Kristi will supervise the Counseling Center staff as well as serve as the principal liaison from Central College to the Pella Regional Health Center for student needs.

Kem Saichaie (Ph.D.‘11) recently co-authored a book, A Guide to Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms. Ernie Pascarella provided a review and endorsement of the book (which appears on the back cover). Kem is also getting married this July to Amanda Pietras of Davis, California. 

Erica (Geers) Thompson (MA '06) currently works as the Associate Director of Residence Life at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  Erica is heavily involved in ACPA serving in the following positions:

  • President's Digital Task Force (2014-2015)
  • Genius Labs Coordinator on the Convention Planning Team for Montreál 2016
  • Strategic Marketing Chair on the Convention Steering Team for Columbus 2017

Ben Gillig (Ph.D. ’16) was elected Editor of the Iowa Law Review.  

Stephanie Preschel (MA ’10) received the 2016 Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support Award from the ACPA Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education.