University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


 back to love story central

Nancy ('50) and Jerry Stern ('66)


Campus Love Story: "My story begins in 1949, when, as a junior at Milwaukee State Teachers College, now UWM, I met my true love, my "husband to be".  We were introduced by a mutual friend.  It was easy to meet at that time, since there were only 3 buildings; Mitchell, Quonset hut "Commons", and Baker Fieldhouse...with the school having a modest enrollment. We were the Green Gulls at that time.  I graduated in 1950 and he followed, having served in the Navy in WWII. We married, raised 3 children and continued in the education field. I retired as a long time teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, and my husband taught in Milwaukee, then moved to the Elmbrook school system, retiring as Principal at Brookfield East High School. Our children took courses at UWM, but graduated from other universities.  We now are proud grandparents of 2 teachers. Recently we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary...are life members of UWM and continue to support the University."