Joyce Degenhart

Credentials: BSW ’57

Position title: Retired Mental Health Professional

Headshot of Joyce Degenhart

2020-Present
Joyce also received her MSW from the University of Denver and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. In addition she is a graduate of the Midwest Geriatric Institute majoring in geriatrics and gerontology.  She enjoyed an extensive career in the field of behavioral health and co-owned several mental health clinics in the Milwaukee and Racine area.  She  served as Clinic Director for Southeastern Wisconsin Medical and Social Services at the Racine office, in a building that she built and owned. In semi- retirement, Joyce taught Psychology of Aging at UW-Parkside. Joyce has been an active community volunteer serving 9 years on the Board of Milwaukee Public Television and is an avid supporter of PBS.  She was the president of the Wisconsin School Social Workers, president of the  Racine Mental Health Association and also president of the ARC of Racine County along with numerous other civic organizations.  She has traveled extensively and  currently is supporting a high school student in Tanzania through SEGA, a special boarding school for girls. A long time supporter of the three institutions where she received her education, Joyce currently divides her time between Green Valley, Arizona and State College, Pennsylvania.  She is a native of Wisconsin and also spends much time there. Her move to Pennsylvania was to be closer to family as she grows older.