Southwest High School Announces Dr. Michael Schwartz as the Recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Michael SchwartzSouthwest High School is proud to announce Dr. Michael Schwartz from the class of 1989 as the recipient of Southwest’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was established in 2010 to recognize and honor outstanding graduates of Southwest who have excelled in their professions and/or made significant contributions to their communities. Dr. Schwartz was honored in a ceremony at Southwest on Thursday, May 2.

Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, where he receive d a Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 1994. After a year, he decided to go back to school to study chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He then moved on to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he earned his PhD in chemistry in 2003. Dr. Schwartz was then selected as the recipient of the Hoechst-Celanese Award for Best Materials Chemistry Graduate Student. He continued his education at the University of California – San Diego and the University of Colorado – Boulder focusing on biological sensors and tissue engineering. In 2010, he moved back to the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a research scientist, where he currently develops tissue models to investigate stem cell biology and tumor progression.

Past award recipients include:
John Anderson, Class of 1983 (Inducted in 2010)
Dr. Susan Sipes, Class of 1979 (Inducted in 2011)
Dr. Paula Kluth, Class of 1988 (Inducted in 2011)
Dr. John Katers, Class of 1986 (Inducted in 2012)

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