Debbie, Renee and Jamie Butschlick are the second family to be featured in UW-Washington County’s (UW-WC) “A Family Tradition” billboard campaign. The year-long campaign began in November and features family members who attended UW-WC. The billboard is located on Hwy. 45 south of Jackson.
Debbie Butschlick not only got her start at UW-WC, but she is also employed as the campus’ Athletic Director and Student Activities Coordinator. She completed her Associate degree in 1979 and then transferred to Cardinal Stritch University, where she earned both a bachelor and master’s degree in Business Administration. Deb keeps very busy on campus, managing all of the athletic teams (golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer and intramurals) as well as advising the Student Government Association, scheduling noon events, and assisting with special events on campus (which range from blood drives to the recent Fish Fry Frenzy). In summer, she manages the athletic camps offered to middle and high school students. In addition, she also serves as coach for the women’s volleyball team, and earned “Coach of the Year’ title from Wisconsin Junior Collegiate Athletic Award five times, advancing to state competition ten times and winning the state title four times.
Daughter, Renee Butschlick attended UW-WC from 1998-2000. She completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Cardinal Stritch University and is currently a third grade teacher at Holy Angels School in West Bend. Renee shares her mother’s enthusiasm and talent for athletics. Renee chose UW-WC because she “wanted to play volleyball for my mom at the college level.” After playing volleyball at both UW-WC and Cardinal Stritch, she also moved into coaching and has coached women’s volleyball at Kewaskum High School ---- Renee also appreciated the “personal connection with my professors and the small class sizes.” She knew she wanted to complete an education degree and “staying close to home helped her save money.”
Son, Jamie attended UW-WC from 2000 to 2002 and is employed in the Town of Cedarburg for the Public Works Department. Jamie, also enjoys sports and was a soccer player in high school. One of the reasons he chose UW-WC was because he wanted to continue playing soccer at the college level and “UW-WC had a great soccer program.” He added, “The cost of an education at UW-WC fit my budget and the class sizes were small.”
Although Deb’s husband, John is not a UW-WC alumni, he also shares the family enthusiasm for sports. He has referred at UW-WC as well as many area school basketball and volleyball games for more than 25 years. Recently retired, he also manages the Doc Gonring softball park in West Bend.
UW-Washington County is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend. For admission information, visit the campus website at washington.uwc.edu or phone Student Affairs at 262-335-5201.