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Alumni Awards Inspire 2021

College of Health Sciences Recipients


WenningerProfessional Achievement Award
William J. Wenninger, PT ’80    
Greenfield, Wis.

If he could choose anyone in history as his dinner guest, William Wenninger would select Abraham Lincoln. “His insight on leadership through very difficult times would be fascinating to discuss,” he says.

NachreinerService Award
Mary Power Nachreiner, PT ’79    
Sauk City, Wis.

Twenty years ago, a family tragedy changed Mary Nachreiner’s career path and opened her eyes to the importance of organ donation. Today, as Community Outreach Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation, she is dedicating her life to educating the public about the importance of registering as a donor and offering hope to those awaiting a transplant.
ZapataYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Dr. Jasmine Y. Zapata, H Sci ’09   
Fitchburg, Wis.

Dr. Jasmine Zapata wears a lot of hats — physician, researcher, author, youth empowerment specialist, motivational speaker and singer — and she loves them all.

KublyFriend of the College Award    
Billie Ann Kubly

Billie Kubly’s mantra always has been “make a difference, even if only for one person.” That lesson was brought to her doorstep in 2003 when her youngest son died from the disease of depression. Soon after, she and her husband launched the Charles E. Kubly Foundation to make a difference for those affected by depression and suicide.