Obstacles to Opportunity

Winona State students are well known to be bright, hardworking, and dedicated to their education. While each one comes from a different background with a different story to tell, there are some who have faced obstacles harder than most. There are some who may have...

Distinguished Alumni

Each year, Winona State University and the Alumni Society recognize individuals for their outstanding commitment to the university, its mission, and to improving our world. James Churchill ‘94 Churchill served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps before coming to WSU as...

True Grit

Gets Hansen on the Road Again Justin Hansen ’99 knew he had found his true calling from the moment he put on the uniform of a Wisconsin State Trooper. Justin Hansen graduated from Winona State University, served in the Army, and worked for the Wisconsin Department of...

Current People: Joan Francioni

The Power of Learning Through Involvement By Margaret Cox When Computer Science Professor Joan Francioni arrived on campus in 1997, it didn’t take long for her to build connections between Winona State University students and the larger Winona community. Soon after...

Current People: Patrick Dimpsey ’15

Tim’s father passed away when we were in the sixth grade. Despite his loss, Tim remained positive. He was not only one of my best friends, but because of this he also became an inspiration to live life to the fullest. Tim’s father had Huntington’s Disease, a...