The UW Partnership Awards were presented during a special ceremony in Madison in April. Each campus nominated a recipient for this award to acknowledge an extraordinary contribution to the campus and to the UW System.
The UW Board of Regents also honored at the ceremony outstanding teaching among the UW System faculty and outstanding achievement by UW System academic staff with special Regents awards.
Sponsors for the event were the Evjue Foundation and the Kikkoman Fund.
The recipients of the UW System Partnership Awards are as follows:
UW-Green Bay: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (Larry Weyers, president, chairman and CEO).
UW-Eau Claire: Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield (Carol Wrabl, vice president for patient care services; Kris Melaaf Merkel, director of organization development and learning.
UW-La Crosse: Brian D. Rude (Dairyland Power Cooperative, former state senator).
UW-Madison: Downtown Madison Incorporated (Susan Schmitz, executive director).
UW-Milwaukee: Helen Bader Foundation (Daniel J. Bader, president).
UW-Oshkosh: City of Oshkosh (City Manager Richard Wollangk), CHAMCO (Executive Director Doug Pearson), ArvinMeritor Company (Site Manager Daniel Miller).
UW-Parkside: Connie Ferwerda (member of the university's Benevolent Foundation).
UW-Platteville: Theodore J. Richards (president and CEO of Strand Associates, Inc.).
UW-River Falls: Thomas J. Palmer (president of First National Bank of River Falls).
UW-Stevens Point: John & Patty Noel (co-founders and owners of Travel Guard International and the Noel Group).
UW-Stout: Chippewa Valley Technical College/Wisconsin Technical College System (William Ihlenfeldt, president, CVTC; Deborah Mahaffey, assistant director, WTCS).
UW-Superior: UW-Superior Foundation (Mary Millard, past president).
UW-Whitewater: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Steve St. Thomas, director, demand chain integration; Cory Mason, director, information services).
UW Colleges: Fond du Lac County Government (County Executive Allen Buechel, County Board Chair George Stanchfield).
UW-Extension: Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees (Don McKelvey, WACEC president).
UW System: Wisconsin Bankers Association (Harry Argue, executive vice president & CEO).