An engineering degree from UW-Madison definitely commanded respect and attention as I began my job search, and it differentiated me early on in my career. But most importantly, UW-Madison taught me to think like an engineer. I attribute much of my career success to the superior problem-solving skills, ability to look at the big picture, and rigorous process discipline that I learned at UW-Madison.
I feel a deep obligation to give back to the school that has given me so much. I also want to make sure that future generations have access to the type of world-class education I received. It’s vital to our country’s future success that we continue to produce skilled, innovative engineers to drive our economy and become business leaders.
Successful alumni have the opportunity and means to support the university to ensure that it continues to be a very enriching experience for all the students who come after us. As government funding dwindles, alumni contributions are even more essential to the university’s success and future. Alumni support also demonstrates a long-term commitment and allegiance to the university that elevates its stature.
I contribute to the annual library fund. I strongly support having world-class study facilities for students, and the library fund has consistently delivered on its promise to students. I’m honored to serve on the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. I'm also connected as a parent — I am thrilled that my daughter also graduated from UW-Madison.
Mark Henning, BSECE '83
General manager, Dow Microbial Control, Dow Chemical Co.
Why I Give
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