UW-Eau Claire University Bulletin

Academic Year Wrap-Up • Spring Semester • May 19, 2005 Special Edition


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Commencement exercises to honor 1,174 graduates

Seventeen UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff members announce retirements

Six UW-Eau Claire classified staff members retire

Alumni Association honors outstanding students

Six to receive Alumni Association awards Saturday

Student receives 2005 Classified Staff Scholarship

First Classified Staff Grant Fund Scholarship to be awarded in Fall 2005

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Commencement exercises to honor 1,174 graduates

May 2004 graduates at commencement
Photo by Rick MIckelson, TLTDC

Spring commencement exercises for 1,174 students at UW-Eau Claire will be held May 21 in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. Dr. Donald Mash, UW-Eau Claire chancellor emeritus and executive senior vice president, UW-System, will deliver the "Charge to the Class" during the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony on the Central Campus Mall. If it rains, the reception will move to the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Tickets are required for admission to the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Additional information for degree candidates and guests is available online. Full story. Go to top of page

Seventeen UW-Eau Claire faculty, academic staff members announce retirements
The following faculty or academic staff members recently retired or will retire this spring or summer from UW-Eau Claire:

  • David A. Baker, professor emeritus of music and chair, department of music and theatre arts
  • Margaret Barnard, preschool teacher in the UW-Eau Claire Children's Center
  • Gary E. Bartlett, administrative program manager III emeritus
  • Wilma Clark, associate dean emerita of student affairs and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English
  • Bruce Dybvik, distance operations specialist in the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center
  • Stanley Ediger, instructional program manager in the Mathematics Lab and senior lecturer emeritus in mathematics
  • Patricia Garber, associate professor emerita of adult health nursing
  • Elizabeth Hicks, director emerita of services for students with disabilities, Educational Support Services
  • Josephine Ingle, professor emerita of mathematics
  • Dale A. Johnson, associate dean emeritus of the College of Business and professor of management information systems
  • Thomas King, professor emeritus of communication disorders
  • Robert Langer, professor emeritus of mathematics
  • John Melrose, professor emeritus of management information systems
  • Allan Moose, senior lecturer in mathematics
  • Barbara Stevens, assistant to the chancellor for affirmative action and associate professor emerita, library services
  • Jean Wilcox, career counselor emerita, Career Services
  • Steven Zantow, financial aid counselor emeritus

Full story. Go to top of page

Six UW-Eau Claire classified staff members retire
Six classified employees at the UW-Eau Claire recently retired or will retire this spring or summer:

  • Nancy Christenson, program assistant 1 and clerical assistant, Admissions
  • Kathryn Colbert, IS comprehensive services specialist, Computing and Networking Services
  • David Hoffe, purchasing program supervisor
  • George Johnson, maintenance mechanic 1, University Recreation
  • Richard Kock, craftsworker supervisor, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Connie Stafford, program assistant 2, business communication and management information systems

Full story. Go to top of page

Alumni Association honors outstanding students
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association honored the following 15 students at an awards luncheon May 11 in Davies Center:

  • Sharon Fortune, elementary education, Nontraditional Student Service Outstanding Student Award
  • Lee Yang, December 2004 marketing graduate, Office of Multicultural Affairs Outstanding Student Award
  • Avisha Nair, journalism, Center for International Affairs Outstanding Student Award
  • Chauncy Harris Jr., history and geography, College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Award
  • Paul Treml, management and marketing, College of Business Outstanding Student Award
  • Sara Halada, communication disorders, and Kara Rupnow, special education, College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Student Awards
  • Jacquelyn Petroni, music therapy and biology, and Amy Greene, nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Outstanding Student Awards
  • Gail Hanson Brenner, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Kim Schopen, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Education and Human Services
  • Nancy Flyen, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Business
  • Joseph Boone, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Evan Perrault, journalism and political science, Richard E. and Jane Hibbard Scholarship
  • Siegfreid Spelter, history and Spanish, Leonard and Dorellen Haas Scholarship Go to top of page

Six to receive Alumni Association awards Saturday

Donald J. Mash Dean Olson Michael Cleary '85
Donald J. Mash
Dean Olson
Michael Cleary
Jerome Laurent '61 Carl G. Wahl '74 Melissa Spagnolo Sherman '93
Jerome Laurent
Carl G. Wahl
Melissa Spagnolo Sherman

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present awards to six alumni and friends of the university May 21 at a special luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with commencement. Donald J. Mash and Dean Olson will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award, presented to nonalumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire. Michael Cleary '85 and Jerome Laurent ' 61 will receive the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire. Carl G. Wahl '74 will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the community, state or nation that brings credit upon the recipient and the university. Melissa Spagnolo Sherman '93 will receive the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, which acknowledges special achievements and great promise of alumni who are within 15 years of their graduation from UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Student receives 2005 Classified Staff Scholarship

Cynthia Nevin, Tim Candell, Alyece Hartman
Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC

Alyece Hartman, a UW-Eau Claire freshman elementary education major from Bloomer, is the recipient of the 2005 Classified Staff Scholarship. Hartman was nominated for the $500 scholarship by Cynthia Nevin, program assistant in the Student Development and Diversity office. Hartman is pictured at right with Nevin and Tim Candell of the Classified Staff Scholarship Committee. Each year, any permanent classified staff member may nominate an eligible student for the award, and the recipient is randomly selected from the pool of nominees. More information about the Classified Staff Scholarship is available online. Go to top of page

First Classified Staff Grant Fund scholarship
to be awarded in fall 2005

Who: UW-Eau Claire classified staff who work at least half time and are attending UW-Eau Claire

What: Classified Staff Grant Fund awards for 2005-06 academic year

When: Apply by July 1 for $300 fall 2005 scholarship

More info: Contact Heidi Fisher at 836-3819 or fisherhl@uwec.edu

Both Susie Warden and Linda Haag completed bachelor's degrees at UW-Eau Claire while working as full-time members of the university's classified staff. Now both women support the Classified Staff Grant Fund to make certain other classified staff members have a similar opportunity to earn a college degree. This fall Warden and Haag will have the pleasure of witnessing the first award from the Classified Staff Grant Fund, which Warden created in 2003 with a gift of her Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award money and to which Haag has pledged support in her estate plans. Interested UW-Eau Claire classified staff members who work at least half time and are attending UW-Eau Claire should apply for the fall semester scholarship by July 1. Full story. Go to top of page

Photo album

UW System President Kevin Reilly

Chancellor Search and Screen Committee convenes
UW System President Kevin Reilly, left, formally charged the newly appointed UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Search and Screen Committee May 17 in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. The group has begun the process of searching for a new UW-Eau Claire chancellor. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC)

Chancellor Search and Screen Committee in Presidents Room

Women's golf team has best finish in university history
UW-Eau Claire women's golf team with NCAA third place trophy
The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team had its highest finish in school history when it tied for third place at the NCAA Division III National Championship May 13 in Southern Pines, N.C. The Blugolds shot a 335 on the tournament's final day and a 1337 for the tournament to tie with DePauw University for third place. UW-Eau Claire stayed consistent throughout the championship with a low round of 332 and a high round of 336. Pictured with the NCAA trophy are (left to right) team members Maggie Loney, Andrea Kloppman, Jesse Thompson, Meghan Sobotta and Kelly Gerzsenyi. More information. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

 


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