Alumni Stories

Dean Junkans '81

Once you graduate, your learning is just beginning. You are a lifelong learner. - Dean Junkans, 1981, Economics-Ag Economics

How did UW-River Falls prepare you for your current job?

I went into UW-River Falls knowing what major I wanted to pursue, but I wasn't sure where it would take me in terms of a career. The professors at River Falls brought out my passion for economics and it's great to be working in a field I enjoy so much.

What were you involved in at UW-River Falls?

I was involved in the Wisconsin National Guard while I attended UWRF. I also started an amateur radio club on campus. A friend and I found a radio that wasn't being used and I had a radio license at the time. W9RF was our call sign, and we used the radio to talk people across the globe using Morris code.

UWRF Alumnus Dean Junkans
Director at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc. and Adjunct Professor at Bethel University.

Fields of Study:

Agriculture Economics


Education after UWRF:

M.S.from Purdue University

Activities outside UWRF:

Board of Governors for Bethel University Foundation

Dean's Council for the College of Business and Economics at University of
Wisconsin-River Falls

Member of the Claritas Advisory Committee at CFA Institute

Volunteer at the University of Minnesota MedicalCenter working with bladder cancer patients

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