Susan Nicholas Fasciano (BS 1980 Education) received a Christmas surprise from her parents, Nancy Johnson Nicholas (BS 1955 Home Economics) and Albert “Ab” Nicholas (BS 1952 Economics; MBA 1955) when she opened a gift announcing her recognition as a 100 Women honoree. It is a gift celebrating Susan’s devotion to children and her commitment to fostering their love of learning. After graduating from UW-Madison, Susan taught 5th and 6th graders at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and then 7th and 8th grade math at Shorewood Intermediate School in Shorewood, Wisconsin. As the proud mother of two sons, Nicholas F. Fasciano (BS 2011 Economics, Philosophy) and Alexander O. Fasciano (BS 2015 Personal Finance), Susan volunteered as a room mother and led enrichment programs at her children’s school. She encouraged her sons’ participation in soccer, baseball, lacrosse and hockey; serving on the high school hockey board for eight years. Her passion for education is exemplified by a long-standing commitment to UW as a donor to the School of Education, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Parents Enrichment Fund, which benefits university libraries. The 100 Women gift made in her honor supported new initiatives in graduate education.