February 15, 2019

Mike Wiggins Jr. named an Outstanding Alumnus of UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the university’s Alumni Association has named 25 Outstanding Alumni. In this group of notable graduates and students is Mike Wiggins Jr. of Ashland, Wisconsin.               

Wiggins, who earned his bachelor’s degree at UW-Superior in 1992, is currently chair of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, serving his third term in this role. He previously served as a conservation warden for the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, and as a Home School Coordinator for the School District of Ashland. Wiggins is an active teacher of An-ishinaabe practice in use and protection of natural resources. He has been a leader in the protection of the Penokee Hills region.

Wiggins and his fellow new inductees were added to the roll of Outstanding Alumni created in 1993 for the UW-Superior Centennial. Bios for the 25 Outstanding Alumni and a full listing of the original 100 may be viewed at uwsuper.edu/125Alumni. 

The Alumni Association, with a history of more than 100 years, fosters lifelong pride and loyalty among alumni, students and friends of UW-Superior. During the anniversary year, the association is sponsoring a series of Alumni Forums on the university’s history and roles, and the publication of a commemorative anniversary book. More information about the university and Alumni Association’s anniversary activities is available at uwsuper.edu/125 and uwsuper.edu/alumni.

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