Meet Our Alumni

Jon Fox

Jon Fox


The time I spent at UW-Fond du Lac allowed me to grow and mature. The leadership experience of being involved as Senator, Vice President, and President of the Student Government Association is something that is unforgettable. The class sizes were the perfect size to learn one on one, know the professor and not be just a number.

  • Senior Manager - Materials at Frontier Airlines
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marian College
  • 1998 Excellence in Student Government Award (from SGA peers)
  • 1999 Dean's Leadership Award


Paul Thelen

Paul Thelen


  • Director of Liturgy and Music, Holy Family Catholic Community
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music - Silver Lake College
  • 2014 UW-Fond du Lac Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Paul has been involved with many Fond du Lac Community Theater productions, often provides accompaniment for musical theater shows at local schools and is an accompanist for Fond du Lac High School, Marian University, St. Mary’s Springs Academy and Woodworth Middle School. He was also an accompanist at UW-Fond du Lac for several years.

Paul is a regular performer with several local bands including The Downtowners, The Lighthouse Big Band and Just the Two Of Us. He has appeared with the Fond du Lac Symphonic Band, the South Shore Chorale and the Fond du Lac Chamber Singers.

He and his wife, Julie, have three daughters – all three are musicians and two of them also attended UW-Fond du Lac.

In addition to his community involvement as a musician, Paul works with Adult Care Consultants and Fond du Lac County Social Services in providing transition housing for those moving back to the community from half-way houses or institutions. He grew up in New Holstein.

I was at UW-Fond du Lac just a year, but I am happy where I am now, and successful, and that was a huge piece. It was the start of my college career and essential to what I do now.

Hussein Sharif

Hussein Sharif


  • Senior Front-End Engineer - WebMD
  • MBA - Oxford University (2015-2016)
  • Bachelor's Degree - UW-Madison (2006-2008)
  • Associate Degree - UW-Fond du Lac (2004-2006)

UW-Fond du Lac offered manageable class sizes, affordable tuition and the ability to learn and grow in a more intimate student environment. I transferred to UW-Madison to earn my bachelor's degree. After graduation from Madison, the high-quality of my education remained the same as my peers, but my student loan burden was significantly lower.

After college, I was able to pursue a career in consulting with the federal government which took me all over the world, to nearly 30 countries. I was also able to serve my country as a civilian in Afghanistan, an experience unrivaled by any other that I have had. Today, I work as a web programmer for a multi-national health organization and I will soo be going to Oxford University in order to complete my MBA.