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Alumni in Action

Photo Gallery: 2023 WSB Homecoming Bash

By Alumni Relations | Photography by Paul L. Newby II

October 17, 2023

Business Badger alumni and friends gathered at Grainger Hall on a crisp autumn morning to celebrate their alma mater at WSB’s 2023 Homecoming Bash. Fan favorite Bucky Badger also joined the Homecoming fun, which included outdoor games, a tailgate brunch, face painting, live music, and good old-fashioned camaraderie. After the Bash, many alums kept the celebration going at Camp Randall. They watched the Badgers defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights—the first-ever matchup of its kind for a Homecoming game—by a final score of 24-13.

With grins from ear to ear, Dan Gadow (BBA ’83) and his father, John Gadow (BBA ’56), throw up the “W” at WSB’s Homecoming Bash!
UW–Madison alum Clare S. (BBA ’19) shows Bucky Badger some love in Grainger Hall.
Are we looking at a future Wisconsin Badger quarterback? Niko Bruksch shows off his football—and cornhole—skills at the Bash.
What could be better than a dance with Bucky Badger? You’ll have to ask alumna Katie Soyka (BBA ’02), who found herself the perfect dance partner in the courtyard.
Dean Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy and Bucky Badger pose with Carrie Burton (BA ’86) and Mike Burton.
So many Badgers joined in on the fun! WSB alumni Ken Thompson (MS ’94) and his sister, Patsy Thompson (BBA ’78), smile big for a family photo. 
Can you tell them apart? After getting his face painted, Peter Christnovich looked just like Bucky Badger!
The morning weather was brisk, but alumni and friends braved the autumn chill on October 7, bundled up in their best Badger gear, and enjoyed some tunes from the Sundogs!