Board of Regents

Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award

Plaque Seal Two $5,000 awards are given to non-instructional administrative and professional academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of their exceptional service to the university. In 2008, the program was expanded to make an additional $5,000 award to a non-instructional academic staff program in recognition of the important role played by academic staff in supporting students and their success. The Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards are administered by the systemwide Office of Academic Student Services. Nomination process >>

 

Award Recipients, 1998 - Present

2014 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2014 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (Feb. 28, 2014)

Award ceremony:
Regents honor academic staff excellence (March 6, 2014)

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Photo of Bonnie Isaacson and Regent Tim Higgins
Bonnie Isaacson and Regent Tim Higgins

Bonnie Isaacson, Senior Student Services Coordinator, UW-Eau Claire

Photo of Ron Zimmerman and Regent Drew Petersen
Ron Zimmerman and Regent Drew Petersen

Ron Zimmerman, Director, Schmeeckle Reserve, UW-Stevens Point

Photo of Regent Janice Mueller and members of the Registration and Records Office at UW-Stout
(from left) Associate Registrar Joshua Lind; Regent Janice Mueller; Business Automation Specialist Lystra Yates; Assistant Registrar Jennifer Swoboda; and Registrar Scott Correll, representing the UW-Stout Registration and Records Office.

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Registration and Records Office, UW-Stout

 

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2013 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2013 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (July 2, 2013)

Award ceremony:
Regents salute Academic Staff excellence (July 11, 2013)

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Photo of Susan Greene and Regent Mark Tyler
Susan Greene and Regent Mark Tyler

Susan Greene, Institutional Planner, Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PARQ), UW-Stout

Photo of Freda Briscoe and Regent Tim Higgins
Freda Briscoe and Regent Tim Higgins

Freda Briscoe, Director, Minority Business and Minority Teacher Preparation programs, UW-Whitewater

Photo of members of UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center and Regent Tracy Hribar
(far left) Director Dan Avenarius, (center left) Executive Director Dawn Drake, (center right) Regent Tracy Hribar, with other members of the Distance Learning Center

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Distance Learning Center, UW-Platteville

 

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2012 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2012 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (May 30, 2012)

Award ceremony:
Regents present Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (June 7, 2012)

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Photo of Regent John Drew and Denise Ehlen
(l-r) Regent John Drew and Denise Ehlen

Denise Ehlen, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, UW-Whitewater

Photo of Regent Brent Smith and Donna Weber
(l-r) Regent Brent Smith and Donna Weber

Donna Weber, Director of Human Resources, UW-Eau Claire

Photo of Regent Mark Tyler and Evelyn Martens, the Center’s Director of Writing and Tutoring Resources
(l-r) Regent Mark Tyler and Evelyn Martens, the Center's Director of Writing and Tutoring Resources

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The Writing Center, UW-Platteville

 

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2011 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2011 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (July 8, 2011)

Award ceremony:
Regents present Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (July 15, 2011)

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Photo of Dr. Joseph Abhold and Regent Brent Smith
(l-r) Dr. Joseph Abhold and Regent Brent Smith

Joseph Abhold, Director of Counseling Center, UW-Oshkosh

Photo of Alfonso Gutierrez and regent jose Vasquez
(l-r) Alfonso Gutierrez and Regent José Vásquez

Alfonso Gutierrez, Director of the UW Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Lab and Director of Research and Education for the UW E-Business Consortium, UW-Madison

Photo of DARE Chief Editor Joan Houston Hall
DARE Chief Editor Joan Houston Hall

Photo of DARE group and regent Betty Womack
DARE staff with Regent Betty Womack, second from right

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The Dictionary of American Regional English project, UW-Madison.

 

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2010 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2010 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (June 2, 2010)

Award ceremony:
Regents recognize 2010 recipients of Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (June 11, 2010)

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Photo of Dale Braun with Regent Opgenorth
(l-r) Regent Kevin Opgenorth and Dale Braun
Dale Braun, Campus Planner, Integrated Planning, UW-River Falls

Photo of Lynn Freeman with Regent Brent Smith
Regent Brent Smith and Dr. Lynn Freeman

Lynn Freeman, Director of Academic Advising, UW-River Falls

Photo of Njia Lawrence-Porter and Regent Betty Womack
(l-r) Regent Betty Womack and Assistant Director Njia Lawrence-Porter
McNair Scholars Program
Academic Success Center, UW-River Falls

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2009 Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

News release:
Regents to honor winners of 2009 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (June 4, 2009)

Award ceremony (with additional photos):
Regents recognize 2009 recipients of Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (June 5, 2009)

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Regent Brent Smith and Amy Lloyd
Regent Brent Smith and Amy Lloyd
Amy Lloyd, Leadership Training Coordinator, Student Life, UW-River Falls

Lezli Redmond and Regent John Drew
Lezli Redmond and Regent John Drew

Lezli Redmond, Director of Statewide Intervention Programs, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, UW-Madison

Terri Holzman and Regent José Vásquez
Terri Holzman, director of the ETS Program, and Regent José Vásquez
Education Talent Search (ETS) Program
UW-Fox Valley -- A campus of the UW Colleges

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2008

Kathleen Kelly Shanovich
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, UW Hospital/Medical School, UW-Madison

Jane M. Spencer
Executive Director, UW-La Crosse Alumni Association

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)
Cooperative Extension, UW-Extension

2007

Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Senior Director of the Women in Engineering Program and Engineering Advising Office in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, UW-Platteville

Ron Buchholz
Director of Career Services and Leadership Development, UW-Whitewater

2006

Lynn Markham
Land Use Specialist, Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Point

Patti K. See
Senior Student Services Coordinator, Academic Skills Center, UW-Eau Claire

2005

Carole Swan Halberg
President, UW-Eau Claire Foundation and Special Assistant to the Chancellor, UW-Eau Claire

Elizabeth Heuer
Director of Affirmative Action and Human Resources, UW-Oshkosh

2004

Deon Nontelle
Biology Lab Manager, UW-La Crosse

Pamela Fendt
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Development, UW-Milwaukee

2003

John J. Gugerty
Researcher, Center on Education and Work, UW-Madison

Susan Foxwell
Director of Research Services, UW-Stout

2002

Katherine S. Schneider
Senior Psychologist and Coordinator of Training, Counseling Services Program, UW-Eau Claire

Robert M. Korth
Lake Management Specialist, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension

2001

Julie Kline
Outreach and Academic Program Coordinator, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Nolan Beck
Associate Dean and Director of Student Services, UW-Marathon County

2000

J. Trey Duffy
Director, McBurney Disability Resource Center, UW-Madison

David Iverson
Executive Editor and National Projects Director, Wisconsin Public Television, UW-Extension

1999

Elizabeth Steinberg
Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin Press, UW-Madison

James Jorstad
Director of Media Services, UW-La Crosse

1998

Kristin McGrew
Director, Higher Education Location Program (HELP), UW-Extension

James Vance
Director, American Ethnic Coordinating Office, UW-Eau Claire