Get Ready: Parkside Day 2021
Save the date for the third annual Parkside Day – April 15, 2021! UW-Parkside and the UW-Parkside Foundation will host a 24-hour challenge that builds Parkside spirit across campus and throughout our community and raises funds to benefit students and the university. Last year, with your help, 479 donors raised $143,923 in 24 hours!

New this year – calling all alumni business owners! We will be featuring alumni business owners as part of Parkside Day 2021.

If you are a business owner, let us know.

Do you know of an alumni business that we should feature? Refer a business today.
Alumni Give Back: Thank you!
We are grateful to the 82 UW-Parkside alumni who made a gift during the month of December to support student scholarships and other university programs. Thanks to you, we are approaching the halfway point to our goal of 500 alumni donors by June 30, 2021.

"Scholarships allow me to focus on becoming the best I can be for others while eliminating the stress and distraction of trying to pay for tuition on my own. Thank you." - Brandon '21
Alumni Making News: Kristen Singer '05, Chance Vang '20

Kristen Singer '05 has been selected for the Claes Nobel Educators of the Year award by the National Society of High School Scholars. Kristen teaches theatre and choir at Harborside Academy (Kenosha) and will receive a $5,000 award for use at the school.

Chance Vang '20 is the new General Manager of the Colorado Rush, a member of the United Soccer League (USL) League Two. Chance is one of the youngest GMs in American sports and is believed to be the first Hmong-American GM in American soccer!
Traditions of Excellence
Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations Open

There's still time to submit a nomination!

The UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate and honor the rich legacy of learning and accomplishments by our graduates who exemplify the impact of a UW-Parkside education.  

Nominations are open and must be received by February 5 for 2021-22 consideration. The selected Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be recognized throughout the 2021-22 academic year, with an award event in spring 2022.  
Rangers Back in Action!
Parkside men's basketball, women's basketball, and wrestling begin their seasons this weekend. Visit to see schedules, catch up on how the teams have prepared, and follow along with live stats and video during the games.

Jan 9 | Noon Men's Basketball v. Northern Michigan
Jan 9 | 2 pm Wrestling v. Augustana
Jan 9 | 7 pm Women's Basketball v. Northern Michigan
Jan 10 | Noon Men's Basketball v. Northern Michigan
Jan 10 | 3 pm Women's Basketball v. Northern Michigan
In the Magazine
equity diversity inclusion
As conversations about equity, diversity, and inclusion continue nationally and in our local community, UW-Parkside is taking action to advance EDI on campus. A key area of focus is eliminating achievement and graduation gaps between students of color and white students at UW-Parkside.

Read about our EDI efforts and more campus news and features in the fall/winter issue of PARKSIDE: The Magazine.