The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Patrick Fuchs (MPA ’11) to serve a five-year term as a member of the Surface Transportation Board. Previously, Fuchs was a senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Jonny Hunter (MPA ’11) received his fifth straight nomination for a prestigious James Beard Award in the category of Best Chef: Midwest. The awards are considered the top honor in the culinary world.
The Fall 2018 issue Edible Madison featured the work of La Follette School Alumnus Jonny Hunter and the Underground Butcher. “While pursuing his studies and following his heart toward a life in politics, Hunter learned to cook, and from that perspective took interest in the more elemental aspects of sustainable local food systems,” Andy Radtke wrote.
Erika Jones (MPA ’11) and Jessica Jones opened Giant Jones Brewing Company on Madison’s near East Side in June. Erika Jones, executive director of FairShare CSA Coalition, is chief executive officer of the brewery, and Jessica Jones is the brewer.
UW-Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being is sponsoring a presentation by La Follette School alumna Erika Cheng (MPA ’11) on Wednesday, March 14.