Alumni Stories

Steve Wilcox '74

From my first step in 1969 onto campus and into the greenhouse on top of Ag-Sci for the beginning of 13 quarters of work study through the many steps up and down the Karges Gym basketball court culminating in the overall traversing of the campus learning the sciences, art and geography each step framed my future. I left the campus and purchased 7 greenhouses at a sheriff's auction the first of 6 businesses over my 40+ year business career that included the appreciation of art, basketball for fitness and the love of travel....all institutional gifts I continue to enjoy. I had many classes in houses that are now where buildings of campus life now stand, visiting the University Center leaves a remarkable memory of the innovation and transformation that is now UW-RF. - Steve Wilcox, 1974, Biology

Risk-taking serial entrepreneurs.

Co-owners, Resultants for Business, Hudson, a non-traditional business consulting organization focusing on facilitating the planning process, coaching leadership and implementing growth strategies and business systems for growing companies.

Previous entrepreneurial activities:
Wilcox Services, Environmental Landscape, Invisible Fence, and Sport Court.

Two adult children, Chris, who is production manager for Creative Homes in Woodbury, Minn., and Kiira, client account manager for Resultants for Business.

Community Activities:
Steve - Past member of UWRF Foundation Board of Directors, active with Boy Scouts and Rotary International and board member of more than 10 other not-for-profits in the greater St. Croix Valley.
Terri - Junior Achievement, Hudson Schools, Relay for Life and Bethel Lutheran Church.

Why they support UWRF:
"Because we want students of today to have the same opportunities that we had."

Little known facts:
Terri was Coach Mike Farley's administrative assistant while she attended UWRF. As a student, Steve got ticketed on Cascade Avenue for going 38 on his bicycle. Terri and Steve's parents are all UW-River Falls alumni. Terri's father, Gordon Olson, graduated in 1950 and her mother, Lorraine (Thannum) Olson, received her bachelor's degree in 1948. Joan (Johnson) Wilcox graduated in 1949 and Duane Wilcox graduated in 1950.

Alumni Steve and Terri Wilcox
Steve, '74, BA Biology
Terri. '77, BS English, Secondary Education and '85, BS Physical Education

Members of the Chancellor's Circle and the 1874 Donor Societies

Words to live by:
Always strive for a life of significance and purpose.

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