​Anderson Classroom to Career Center: Our Visionaries

Keith and Tammy Anderson

AndersonsIn 2018, Keith and Tammy Anderson committed $1 million to establish the Classroom to Career (C2C) Center to help equip School of Business and Economics students with the tools and strategies needed to launch their careers and follow their dreams. The C2C Center opened its doors in fall 2019 on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies Building at UW-Stevens Point.

A 1985 business administration graduate, Keith had a successful career as a top executive with companies all over the United States. Keith recently retired as executive vice president of operations from NVR, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies.

The Andersons are natives of Stoughton, Wisconsin. They currently live in Aldie, Virginia, and spend time with their children and grandchildren, traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond. Keith serves on the School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council and Keith and Tammy return to Stevens Point a few times each year to engage in the SBE Senior Student Banquets.

Mark and Julie Smiley

SmileysMark and Julie Smiley met while attending UW-Stevens Point in the early 1980s. Mark is a 1985 business administration alumnus and Julie is a 1987 communication alumna. Since their time at UWSP, the Smileys settled in Baraboo and founded a manufacturing company headquartered in Port Washington called Badger Paperboard Inc., which continues to grow and expand to new locations throughout the U.S. Mark and Julie also raised a daughter and a son, both of whom now take active leadership roles in the family business.

Mark traveled back to Stevens Point to participate in a School of Business and Economics alumni panel discussion in 2014 as part of what is now known as the Smiley Professional Events. Since then, Mark and Julie have established two UWSP scholarships in business and communication as well as a program fund to support a variety of student opportunities such as soft-skill development, professional-style communication.

Ray Mundt

Mundt Ray Mundt graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1953 with a degree in mathematics. Later he attended Harvard Business School. He married Ruth Stanchik and in 1953 went to work for Kimberly-Clark as a paper salesman where he later became a vice president and general manager. In 1970, he was recruited by ALCO Standard Corporation and eventually become COO, president, CEO and chairman of the board. Ray retired in 1994, but returned to take Unisource Worldwide public in 1996.

A board member of many corporations and civic organizations, he was also a Global Jewish Advocacy Honoree, a Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Inductee and a UW-Stevens Point Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.

A generous estate gift from Ray and Ruth Mundt helps provide internship and career-readiness experiences for School of Business and Economics students.
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