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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point celebrates 125 years on homecoming weekend

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — A weekend filled with excitement as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) celebrates 125 years worth of milestones.

As part of the university’s  huge celebration, they highlighted education, alumni, community partners and Pointer spirit.

Family, friends, students and alumni packed the stadium to cheer on the Pointers as they take on the Warhawks.

“Homecoming is maybe the most exciting time of the year,” said UWSP Chancellor, Bernie Patterson.

Three distinguished alumni were honored during the Pointer Gala.

One of them, Cheryl Schreier, is thrilled to be back on campus and accepting an award. “It’s very humbling I’m very honored and it’s also very exciting,” said Schreier.

Not only did UWSP honor their alumni, Director of Alumni Affairs, Laura Gehrman Rottier said, “we are celebrating the Pointer spirit then now and forever, we are Point.”

A special celebration for the university as a whole.

“This is a really special year it’s 125 years of point it’s homecoming its the close of our then now and forever capitol campaign which already having a tremendous impact on pointers today and pointers in the future,” said Gehrman Rottier.

Even though the Pointers lost to the Warhawks, it was still an exciting weekend for all in attendance.

Amanda Lojewski

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