Pulaski High School alumna Karisa Laskowski will be honored Saturday, May 18, during the University of Wisconsin-Parkside spring 2013 commencement. Laskowski receives the Chancellor’s Award signifying the university’s top graduating senior.
An extraordinary student, a talented and respected researcher, a strong and visionary leader, an active and involved volunteer; Laskowski fit each of these descriptions during her time at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Academically, she maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average, an accomplishment made more remarkable by the fact that she has a double major and played NCAA Division II basketball for three seasons. She has stepped outside the classroom and research laboratory on numerous occasions to present her findings to state and national organizations.
Through her leadership, the Sports & Fitness Management Club welcomed numerous industry speakers and sponsored educational tours of major Wisconsin sports facilities. As a volunteer, Laskowski served on campus and in the community. She helped make the 2012-2013 Peer Health Educators into a nationally recognized student health education resource.
Laskowski continues her education in the kinesiology master’s program at Western Illinois University, taking her skills as student, researcher, leader, and volunteer to the next level.