Happy Homecoming 2008

COB Faculty Create Homecoming Grand Marshall Tradition

IS professor Matt Germonprez third faculty member in a row to hold position

By Laura Broner, Allison Muer, Danika Reed, Katherine Stensen

This Homecoming, a faculty member from the College of Business has again received the honor of acting as Homecoming parade Grand Marshall. Dr. Matt Germponprez, assistant professor of information systems, follows in the footsteps of senior lecturer of management & marketing LaNette Flunker (2007) and professor of marketing Dr. Chuck Tomkovick (2006).

The Grand Marshall is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. UW-Eau Claire alumni nominate this award to faculty members who have had a lasting effect on their educational experience.

“It’s a big honor. I was very happy and surprised,” Germonprez said about the award.

As Grand Marshall, Germonprez attends events such as the Yell-Like-Hell pep rally, Varsity Night Live, the Homecoming Court Reception, in addition to the parade. He also mentioned that his 7-year-old daughter Maggie, is looking forward to joining him in the parade.

Festivities will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 4 with the parade route starting on First Avenue. Following the parade, the football game against the UW-Oshkosh Titians begins at 1:00 pm in Carson Park. Admission is free for UW-Eau Claire students to cheer on the Blugolds!

Laura BronerAllison MuerDanika ReedKatherine StensenFrom left to right: Laura Broner is a senior business adminstration major from Madison Wis; Allison Muer is a senior marketing major from Minneapolis, Min; Danika Reed is a senior from Moose Lake, Min; Katherine Stensen is a senior marketing major from Osseo, Wis. They wrote this article for their BCOM Advanced Writing class.

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