Hundreds gathered at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Madison today to honor the life and legacy of the late former UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Friends and family shared memories of her life filled with service and learning. They called out her endearing frugality, her kind but direct approach to leadership and her dedication to serving others.

“She’s an incredible leader,” said current UW Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin. “She’s a role model to an awful lot of people and certainly I am one of them. It’s an honor to succeed her, sometimes a daunting honor, but I feel really lucky that I got to cross paths with her.”

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