Steven Sapkin, M.D.– Learning Life and Living

Science HallI enrolled at UW-Madison as a pre-med student in the fall of 1960, having received a full-tuition scholarship provided by the University.

Good fortune smiled down on me when Dr. Irving Shain was assigned as my student advisor. His caring, compassion and concern for my ability to succeed in my educational goals provided a strong foundation for my future, and has had everlasting effects to this day. I was not the least bit surprised when he was named chancellor of the University, for they could not have chosen a more dedicated person for that prestigious position.

I shall remain eternally grateful to Dr. Shain and to the University, not just for the education I received, but for the philosophy on life and living that they imparted.