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Forward Award

The Forward Award acknowledges rising stars in various fields who exemplify the Wisconsin Idea through an emphasis on service, discovery, and progress. Young alumni within 15 years of graduation who have demonstrated exceptional early-career achievement and a positive impact on their professions or communities are eligible for this award.

Forward Award 2023 Recipients

Jon Fasoli ’09

Jon Fasoli ’09

UW Majors: Business, Finance, Investment and Banking
Chief Product and Design Officer, Intuit Mailchimp

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Carlos Eduardo Gacharná ’17

Carlos Eduardo Gacharná BFA’17

UW Majors: Art
Artist and Teacher, artworxLA

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Alex Hanna MS’13, PhD’16

Alex Hanna MS’13, PhD’16

UW Major: Sociology
Director of Research, Distributed AI Research Institute

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Lanikque Howard MSW '14, PhD '18

Lanikque Howard MSW '14, PhD '18

UW Major: Social Work
Director, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Farha Tahir ’09, MIPA’10

Farha Tahir ’09, MIPA’10

UW Majors: History, Political Science, International Public Affairs
Program Analyst, U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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Past Award Recipients

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