The University of Wisconsin system recognizes outstanding service to campus and community, selecting a number of women of color for their contributions. Among this year’s recipients of the honor is a Superior High School graduate.
Dr. Jacquelynn Dawn Arbuckle, a 1987 graduate of Superior High, is a clinical associate professor and surgery doctor at the School of Medicine & Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Arbuckle, an Ojibwe of the St. Croix Reservation, is one of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s great success stories. Now serving as staff general surgeon and clinical associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine and Public Health, she entered the university undergraduate program as both a Chancellor’s Scholar and a Medical Scholar. The Medical Scholarship guaranteed her acceptance to the University of Wisconsin Medical School, to which she returned after completing her surgical residency at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. Through her work at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, as well as Meriter Hospital in Madison.
Dr. Arbuckle has made outstanding contributions by implementing diversity initiatives at the institutional level and by serving as a mentor and role model for minorities, women, and women of color. She serves on the equity and diversity committee in the medical school, and admissions committee and works with Medical School Dean Robert Golden on developing the Native American Health Office as part of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, while remaining active in the Native American community.
She is the daughter of the daughter of Virginia Marsh of Fitchberg, Wis., and Bill and Robin Arbuckle of Lake Minnesuing.