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The James R. Underkofler Teaching Excellence awards, funded by an endowment from the Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. recognize and reward extraordinary undergraduate teachers at UW System universities within Alliant Energy’s service area. The award pays tribute to the dedication of faculty and staff as teachers and their ability to communicate their subject matter effectively and inspire in their students an enthusiasm for learning.

2021 Award Recipients


Holly Attenborough

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
UW-Platteville

Mary Fiorenza

Faculty Associate,
Department of English,
UW-Madison

Daniel Patrick Thurs

Assistant Faculty Associate, Department of Physics,
UW-Madison

Award Ceremony

October 27, 2021

By Invitation Only

Alliant Energy Awards Program 2021 pdf