The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association has elected a new Board of Directors for 1998-99. WALSAA is a dues membership organization, founded in 1972 as the official alumni group of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The group annually raises and awards $10,000 in student scholarships, sponsors an outstanding faculty advisor award and recognizes graduating students and alumni.
Elected president was Sheldon Schieldt, co-owner of R&S Insurance in Stoughton, Wis. Schieldt, a native of Edgerton, Wis., earned a B.S. in agricultural education in 1958 from UW-Madison.
John Brunquell of Port Washington, Wis. has been elected vice president. Brunquell and his family operate Century Acres Farm and Egg Innovations. He is a 1985 B.S. graduate in agronomy and earned a M.S. in 1995 in poultry science.
Other new directors elected to the board include Robert Daentl of Edmund, Wis., Jackie Menn of Norwalk, Wis., and James Crowley of Madison.
Richard Daluge, of Madison, will continue to serve as the organization”s secretary and treasurer. Other directors who will continue to serve include past president Robert Kaczmarek of Kenosha, Wis.; LaVerne Ausman of Elk Mound, Wis.; Cindy Baumgartner of Plainfield, Wis.; Martin Burkhardt of Mineral Point, Wis., Barb Mickelson of DeForest, Wis.; Thomas Vergeront of Rhinelander, Wis.; Bill Wendorff of Cross Plains, Wis.; Debra Cassucci-Crave of Waterloo, Wis. and Ben Waddell of Marshall, Wis.
Ex-officio directors are Elton Aberle (CALS Dean) and Marcy Schultz-Heim, both of Madison.