2007 Faculty Excellence Award Winners: Jack Hoggat, Gretchen Hutterli, LaNette Flunker

Flunker, Hoggatt and Hutterli recognized at University Opening Meeting

Three College of Business faculty and staff members were recognized for excellence during the university's academic year opening meeting Aug. 21.

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Provost Steven Tallant presented 2007 Excellence Awards to LaNette Flunker, senior lecturer of management and marketing; Dr. Jack Hoggatt, assistant dean for student affairs, professor and chair of the business communication department in the College of Business; and Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean for external affairs, College of Business.

LaNette Flunker, who joined UW-Eau Claire's faculty in 1998, received the Excellence in Teaching Award. Alumni select the award recipient. Flunker's former students described her as enthusiastic, supportive, caring and "someone who really has student interests at heart." They cited her use of real-life examples in the classroom and her ability to get students involved through presentations, role plays and group work as further evidence of her teaching excellence.

Jack Hoggatt, a member of the business faculty since 1979, is the UW-Eau Claire 2007 Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award nominee. His scholarly record includes more than 40 books and an additional 50 publications ranging from journal articles to book chapters. For many years Hoggatt led the business education program at UW-Eau Claire, which was known nationwide for its curriculum and outstanding preparation of future K-12 teachers of business education.

Gretchen Hutterli, who has worked in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business for nearly 25 years and served as assistant dean for external affairs for the past 14 years, received the Excellence in Performance Award for Administrative and Professional Academic Staff. In addition to her role as the first female assistant dean in the College of Business, Hutterli has been a marketing instructor, student organization adviser, small business consultant and instructor and summer orientation adviser.

Each honoree received the University Medallion and a $1,500 check from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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