Outstanding, Distiguished Alums To Be Honored

Outstanding, distiguished alums to be honored


Recipients of UW-Stout's Distinguished Alumni Award and Outstanding Alumni Award will be honored during a homecoming brunch.

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Geraldine Raisler Hedberg, Janesville; and Paul Husby, Brazil.

Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award will be Karen Wagner Strauss, Gaithersburg, Md.; David Ogilvie, Hortonville; and Laurie Barteck Honnigford, W. St. Paul, Minn.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is for UW-Stout graduates who have furthered their careers while making a contribution to their community, state and nation. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes leadership and exceptional achieve-ment in a career field, service to humanity and loyalty to the university.

Hedberg, a 1951 graduate of UW-Stout with a bachelor's degree in dietetics, is the president of the Hedberg Foundation, Inc., in Janesville. She serves as a Trustee of the Direct Marketing Education Foundation, N.Y. and on the boards of JMJ Holding Co., Libertyville, Ill.; University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center; and the Southern Wisconsin Community Foundation.

Hedberg has served as a lieutenant in the Women's Army Medical Corps; a home economist with the National Livestock and Meat Board and Kroger Foods; vice president of finance, science related materials; and executive vice president of Lab Safety Supply Inc., a company she and her husband founded.

As managing director of 3M Brazil, Husby is responsible for operations of the wholly owned subsidiary.

Husby began his career with 3M as an industrial engineer in 1969 in St. Paul, Minn., after graduating from UW-Stout with a bachelor's degree in industrial technology.

Strauss is a public health nutritionist for the Indian Health Service in Rockville, Md. She directs the activities of approximately 200 nutritionists and dietitians employed or contracted by the service or tribal governments; and provides leadership to improve services in community and clinical programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Strauss received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She graduated from UW-Stout in 1981 with an M.S. in food science and nutrition.

Ogilvie received a bachelor's degree in industrial technology in 1981. He joined Pierce Manufacturing, Appleton, Wis. as an industrial engineer. Pierce is the largest custom fire truck builder in the United States.

Ogilvie has also served as manufacturing services manager, corporate vice president, and manager of engineering. As vice president of engineering, he leads the design engineering group.

Honnigford is executive director of the PVC Geomembrane Institute in St. Paul, Minn. She develops the marketing campaign for trade shows, educational seminars and a newsletter.

Honnigford received a B.S. in clothing, textiles and design from UW-Stout in 1985. Her career began as a patternmaker with an apparel manufacturer.

Honnigford is a nationally recognized expert on geosynthetics-fabrics and membranes used in such civil engineering applications as highways, retaining walls, landfills, wastewater treatment facilities and hazardous waste containment facilities. She was regional sales manager for Environmental Protection Inc., Mancelona, Mich., before assuming her current position.

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