Spotlight on Success
The Butschlick Family
A Family Tradition Campaign
The second family to be featured in our new billboard campaign includes
Debbie Butshclick and her children, Renee Altendorf and Jamie Butschlick.
Debbie Butschlick not only got her start at UW-WC, but she is currently employed as the campus’ Athletic Director and Student Activities Coordinator. As a student at UW-WC, she played volleyball and basketball, achieving Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) First Team All-Conference status in both sports. 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. At Stritch, she continued her love of volleyball, receiving NAIA First Team and All-Tournament team status.
Today, Deb keeps very busy on campus at UW-WC, 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. She continues her love of volleyball, serving as coach for the women’s volleyball team, which has advanced to state competition ten times and clinching the state title four times. She also earned “Coach of the Year’ designation from Wisconsin Junior Collegiate Athletic Award five times.
Daughter, Renee Altendorf 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 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.”
Renee shares her mother’s enthusiasm and talent for athletics. One of the reasons Renee chose UW-WC was because “I wanted to play volleyball for my mom at the college level.” It was a good decision. At UW-WC she made the WCC All-Conference team in volleyball as well as Scholar Athlete of the Year. At Cardinal Stritch, she made the NAIA Academic All-American team in volleyball. Since her college days, she has enjoyed coaching volleyball and over the past seven years has coached at Silverbrook Middle School, Slinger Middle School and Kewaskum High School.
Son, Jamie attended UW-WC from 2000 to 2002 and is employed in the Town of Cedarburg for the Public Works Department. A soccer player in high school, Jamie’s love of the sport also led him to UW-WC. He wanted to continue playing soccer at the college level and “UW-WC had a great soccer program,” he said. At UW-WC, he made the WCC and WJCAA All Conference teams in soccer and was recipient of the Male Athlete of the Year award. “The cost of an education at UW-WC fit my budget and the class sizes were small.” Since completing his studies, Jamie has been involved with coaching and assisting at volleyball camps for the past four years. Together, Jamie and Renee also coach the Wisconsin Ice 14’s Club volleyball team.
Although Deb’s husband, John is not a UW-WC alumnus, he shares the family enthusiasm for sports. He has served as an official at UW-WC as well as many area middle, high school and college level basketball and volleyball games for more than 25 years. Recently retired, he also manages the Doc Gonring softball complex in West Bend.
Other families featured:
Scott Gross & Candace Brace Families