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Former Congressman Obey And 3 Others Receive Awards At Stevens Point - A News Story:, 21 Feb 2012 [cached]
Scott Thomas, 1988 alumnus from Jacksonville, Fla., received the Alumni Service Award; Lucas Allen Buick, 2005 alumnus from Sausalito, Calif., and Ryan Dorshorst, 2006 alumnus from San Francisco, Calif., received the UWSP Trailblazer Award; Tom Nikolai, M.D., 1952 alumnus from Marshfield, received the Lifetime Achievement Award; and former 7th District U.S. Rep.
Thomas, member of the UWSP Foundation Board and former member of the UW-Stevens Point Alumni Association Board, is honored for giving freely of his time with unpaid service that benefits UW-Stevens Point and the Alumni Association for five years or more. He created the Don Maki Scholarship in his uncle's name to assist students studying abroad.
Thomas and his wife host annual UW-Stevens Point alumni events at their home and create distinctive opportunities for alumni to experience behind-the-scenes tours at local businesses. He received a U.S. patent for a process improving a medical device and author of several invention disclosures for medical devices. He is also a U.S. Coast Guard instructor and honor guard member and certified Six Sigma black belt.
Nikolai, a native of Central Wisconsin, is honored as an alumnus who, over the course of more than 40 years, has achieved overall greatness in any given area, professional, service or personal. He has worked in the field of endocrinology for 34 years, treating thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes.
During his tenure, Nikolai discovered and described the cause, treatment and outcome of two new thyroid diseases. His research was featured as a chapter in the book, "The Thyroid," considered the foremost authority on thyroid disease.
Nikolai served twice as president of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and was instrumental in establishing the clinic's development department.
Thomas Nikolai, M.D. - ..., 30 July 2012 [cached]
Thomas Nikolai, M.D. - Emeritus Physician
Marshfield Clinic - News Releases, 6 Nov 2006 [cached]
Endocrinologist Thomas Nikolai, M.D., 1992.
Wausau - Retired doctor to battle polio overseas, 30 Dec 2003 [cached]
MARSHFIELD - Dr. Thomas Nikolai retired from Marshfield Clinic more than eight years ago, but he is hardly living a life of leisure.An active volunteer, Nikolai raises money for clinic research and Rotary International projects.
As a part of a world polio eradication campaign known as PolioPlus, Nikolai, his wife, Hilda, and about 200 other Rotarians from the United States and Canada will leave for India in late February and early March.
"I get to see India, and I get to do something good for mankind," Nikolai said.
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