Former officer earns applause, Outstanding Student Award

David Depeau

David Depeau

David John Depeau got a nice round of applause when he was acknowledged at May 2012 commencement as recipient of the Outstanding Student Award, as chosen by the Alumni Association from among some 900 members of his graduating class.

Depeau, of New Franken, graduated summa cum laude with three majors: Public Administration, Political Science and Environmental Policy and Planning. He is a returning adult student who enrolled at UW-Green Bay after serving five years as an officer with the Milwaukee Police Department in one of the city’s poorest and most troubled precincts. He says the experience deepened his desire to improve himself and his community, and encouraged him to pursue pre-law studies.

Depeau (prounounced DEP-poe) intends to begin law school next fall, with a long-term goal of remaining active with social justice issues through legal advocacy.

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