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Photos: Highlights of 2021 at the Wisconsin School of Business

By Wisconsin School of Business | Photography by Paul L. Newby II

December 21, 2021

A moment may be fleeting, but photos captured offer lasting memories for years to come. The Wisconsin School of Business had plenty to celebrate in 2021: the return of in-person classes, a robust group of new faculty hires, a Homecoming Bash at Grainger Hall, and the largest, most diverse incoming class of Business Badgers—to name just a few hallmarks of the last twelve months. Below are some favorite photos from WSB senior photographer, Paul L. Newby II.

frost covered trees outside of Grainger Hall
Frost-covered trees create a winter wonderland outside of Grainger Hall in January.
Shawn Michels (BBA ’18) poses for a photo
Shawn Michels (BBA ’18), founder and CEO of Steady Shot, is among the WSB alumni recognized in the School’s 8 to Watch feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Update magazine.
Headshot of Professor Aziza Jones
Eleven new faculty members with in-demand expertise joined WSB this academic year, including Aziza Jones (BBA ’13), the Jeffrey J. Diermeier Faculty Fellow and an assistant professor of marketing. Jones researches branding, community, and privacy.
Dean Samba welcomes BBA students in Grainger Hall West Atrium
WSB welcomed the largest and most diverse incoming class this fall, pictured above being greeted by Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, WSB’s Albert O. Nicholas Dean.
student taking notes while in Professor Gordon Enderle's ACT class
Masked and ready to learn. WSB students gather for in-person class in September.
BEL student Angie Kettleson studying on Grainger Hall's third floor
WSB student Angie Kettleson (BBA ’21) grabs a quiet spot to study in Grainger Hall’s Learning Commons during the start of the fall semester.
Baird's Michael Schroeder talks to Baird Scholar students
Mike Schroeder (BBA ‘79), president-private wealth management at Baird, meets with the first cohort of Baird Scholars at Grainger Hall.
portrait of WSB alumni Kyle Nakatsuji
Kyle Nakatsuji (MBA ’11, JD ’12), founder and CEO of Clearcover, appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Update magazine.
Professor Melissa Palmer teaches a Finance and Analytics Lab class
Marisa Palmer (BS ’99), senior lecturer in finance, teaches in WSB’s Finance and Analytics Lab in October.
Students enjoy the kickoff of WSB's new Multicultural Center
WSB opened a Multicultural Center in Grainger Hall, a hub for conversation and cocurricular programming around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students enjoyed the space during a kickoff event in October.
Alum Jason Makowski and his daughter pose with Bucky
WSB’s traditional Homecoming Bash was back this fall after a hiatus due to COVID-19. Jason Makowski (MBA ’18) and his daughter, Ella, grabbed a photo with Bucky Badger while enjoying the activities.
Marjorie Scott (MBA ’12), left, and her friend Janel Gill enjoy the Homecoming Bash in the Grainger Hall courtyard
Marjorie Scott (MBA ’12), and her friend Janel Gill, right, enjoyed the Homecoming Bash before watching the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Marketing graduate Dylan Koeshall celebrates with his brothers and Bucky during the winter undergrad commencement ceremony
WSB graduate Dylan Koeshall (BBA ’21) celebrates with Bucky Badger and his younger brothers during WSB’s Winter Commencement Celebration in December.