Tori Vesely ’87 handles all legal work for the Sauk County Child Support Agency in central Wisconsin. That includes paternity establishment, as well as establishing and enforcing child support orders.
A statewide organization honored her in 2016 as the Child Support Attorney of the Year.
“My education made me a well-rounded individual, intellectually as well as spiritually.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“Changes in the law and technologies. Working to find cost effective and efficient ways to work within government to provide quality services to the public.”
How has your liberal arts education helped you?
“Critical thinking, which is an integral part of Carthage’s approach. I also appreciate that my education made me a well-rounded individual, intellectually as well as spiritually. A liberal arts education is greatly underappreciated.”
Tips for current Carthage students:
“The interaction you will have with your peers, as well as educators, will be invaluable in your career. The most unlikely classes and relationships will have the most meaningful impact on your life.”
Favorite Carthage memories:
“The relationships are what I treasure most. Recently, one of my Sigma Alphi Chi sisters started working at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ Bureau of Child Support, so we’ve been able to reconnect and work together as well. One of the most significant impacts of my education was exposed out of tragedy. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Prof. (Dudley) Riggle for teaching his Death and Dying class. That class may have had the biggest impact on me personally, as I lost my fiancé at the age of 25. The lessons learned were a tremendous comfort in one of the hardest times of my life.”