Faculty/Staff Awards  

Jeff Oliphant Blugold Spirit Award and Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Award

Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Jeff Oliphant Blugold Spirit Award.  This award is presented each year to a student, faculty, or staff member in CoEHS who clearly exemplifies the vision and mission of the university, CoEHS, and department; works successfully with others; maintains high standards; and provides leadership.  Quinn-Lee mentors a number of students on faculty-student research projects, serves on committees across campus and collaborates with colleagues on research and teaching. "She is the spirit of the department and her emotional energy touches and positively impacts the lives of students, faculty and everyone else who has the privilege of work with her," Quinn-Lee's nominator said.

Dr. Jerry Hoepner, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, received the 2013-2014 Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Award. The award is designed to recognize a faculty member meeting the following criteria:  dedicated to student success, committed to democratic ideals and cultural diversity, excellence in scholarly contributions, and enthusiastic participant in one's field of expertise. Hoepner has shown dedication to student success, commitment to democratic ideas and cultural diversity, excellence in scholarly contributions and enthusiasm in his field of expertise. "He constantly strives to make each day of instruction the best it can be," Hoepner's nominator said.

May 1, 2014 UW-Eau Claire news release