President’s Message

Tom Janczewski, WALSAA President


The fall semester starts in a couple of days and the football season is already in full swing.  I hope to see many of you at the 2016 WALSAA Football Fire-Up on September 17.

This year’s Fire-Up promises to be a memorable one as we will unveil the WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award.  The Red Jacket Award was board member Marjorie Stieve’s idea, as she was inspired watching the Master’s Tournament and its iconic “green jacket.”  The award, to be given for lifetime service to WALSAA, is named after two of our most dedicated alumni: Rick and Peggy Daluge.  All of us have seen Rick attend campus events in his (only somewhat less) iconic red blazer.  It only seemed “fitting” to name WALSAA’s lifetime service award, the WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award.

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Save the Dates!


FISC Reunion

Saturday, January 28, 2017

WALSAA Farm Technology Days Annual Picnic

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Please take a few moments to reflect on your experience at the college and consider how support from WALSAA may have helped your situation. Supporting WALSAA allows you to reconnect with CALS and give something back to the college where it all began.
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WALSAA (Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (known to many of us as CALS). Established in 1972, WALSAA has embarked on a remarkable journey of service and fellowship with alumni and friends of CALS. Noted by Roger Biddick, first WALSAA president at the organizations' first meeting, "As alumni we can act more effectively than any single group to rebuild the image of greatness that this college so justly deserves and at the same time enjoy the fellowship of working together."

Supporting Outstanding Students and Great Advisors

WALSAA supports numerous CALS students annually through the Outstanding Sophomore Award Scholarships, Farm and Industry Short Course awards, major funding for a student leadership retreat and other professional development opportunities. To recognize faculty and staff advisors, WALSAA developed and endowed the WALSAA Advising Award. Established in 1997, the award is given to a member of the CALS faculty for exceptional student advising service. >>more