Sherry Wagner-Henry’s memory and legacy preserved through scholarship

By JP Bertinet, UW School of Business

It is a hard fact of life that we cannot control everything. Even among enterprising cohorts like venture creators, sometimes all we can do is make the most of a harsh reality. The Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Entrepreneurship is a result of that effort to make the most out of a tragedy. Sherry passed away in May 2020 but over her eight years as the Director for the Bolz Center for Arts and Administration, she left an indelible mark on the program and her students.

Max Fergus (BBA ’18) was one such student, who graduated from the Wisconsin School of Business having already founded his company LÜM, and credits Sherry as an influence in his development as a young entrepreneur. In her honor Max very generously founded the Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in Creative Arts and Entrepreneurship last year. Recently, the first three recipients of Sherry’s memorial scholarship were selected, all of whom are ambitious student leaders with community-driven professional goals that the scholarship will help put within reach. Read more …