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Sept. 11, 2002

Contact: Linda Weimer
(608) 262-0766

UW System Board of Regents to honor
Teaching Excellence Award winners

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the winners of the annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards on Friday (Sept. 13) during a ceremony at a full board meeting in Madison.

The 2002 Teaching Excellence Award winners are:

  • Leonard Gambrell, professor of political science, UW-Eau Claire
  • Keith Rice, professor of geography and geology, UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-Extension, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program.

This award recognizes outstanding career achievements by individuals and an exceptional commitment to teaching by academic departments or programs. Nominees underwent a rigorous campus selection process, which included support from students.

Each winner will receive $5,000 for professional development. Regent Roger Axtell chaired the special regents committee that selected this year's winners.

In notifying the winners, Axtell and Regent President Guy Gottschalk thanked them for their impressive dedication and contributions to undergraduate education in Wisconsin. UW System President Katharine C. Lyall said the extremely high quality of all applicants made the selection process a difficult one.

"By recognizing some of the finest of our dedicated faculty, academic staff, departments and programs, these awards reflect the UW System's vigorous commitment to teaching," Lyall said.

For more information about the achievements of each winner, see their respective profiles: