President’s Message

Vern Dougherty, WALSAA President

I hope everyone in WALSAA Land is having a great summer and is looking forward to a good and productive fall season. For the more than 100 CALS and FISC alumni who were able to attend the WALSAA summer picnic held at Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Farm in Kewaunee, Wis., we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with other alumni members and friends, take in a farm tour, and had time to relax and enjoy the picnic.

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Save the Dates!

2018 FISC Reunion Register HERE

Saturday, January 27

FISC Graduation

Saturday, March 17

WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore & Leadership Award Ceremony

Friday, April 6


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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