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UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement
May 20

Time of transition: Campus bids Larson farewell, awaits new chancellor's arrival

Eleven faculty members announce retirements

Fourteen classified staff members retire

Alumni Association honors outstanding students

Alumni, friends receive Alumni Association awards

 

UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement May 20
Celebrating the Class of 2006Spring commencement exercises for 1,151 students at UW-Eau Claire will be Saturday, May 20, in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. Barbara Lawton, Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, 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. Full story.

See "Celebrating UW-Eau Claire's Class of 2006" for links to more information about commencement and feature stories about several of UW-Eau Claire's outstanding May graduates. Go to top of page

Time of transition

Dr. Vicki Lord Larson Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich
Dr. Vicki Lord Larson
Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich

Campus bids Larson farewell, awaits new chancellor's arrival
As UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students look forward to working with incoming Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich, who begins June 1 as the university's new chief executive, they also bid farewell to their interim leader of the past 15 months, Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson, whose term will end May 31. Read more about Larson's tenure as interim chancellor and events and news coverage leading up to Levin-Stankevich's June 1 arrival. Go to top of page

Eleven faculty members announce retirements
Eleven UW-Eau Claire faculty members recently retired or have announced they will retire soon. All will receive emeritus status:

  • Dr. Gale Crouse, professor emeritus of foreign languages
  • Dr. Michael Cunningham, pianist and professor emeritus of music
  • Dr. Beverly Dretzke, professor emerita of psychology
  • Dr. David Franks, professor emeritus of special education
  • Dr. Paul Graber, professor emeritus of kinesiology
  • Dr. William Hannaford, professor emeritus of management and marketing
  • Dr. Susan Haugen, professor emerita of accounting and finance
  • Dr. Yui Tim Ho, professor emeritus of biology
  • Dr. Barbara MacBriar, associate professor emerita of family health nursing
  • Dr. Larry Morse, professor emeritus of psychology and chair of the psychology department
  • Dr. August Rubrecht, professor emeritus of English

Full story. Go to top of page

Fourteen classified staff members retire
Fourteen classified staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have recently retired or will retire soon:

  • Judith Agema, university services associate, English
  • Edward Brown, buildings and grounds superintendent, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Daniel Ely, custodian, Housing and Residence Life
  • Rita Gundry, medical laboratory technician, Student Health Service
  • Dennis Hughes, shipping and mailing clerk, Mail Services
  • David Lawrence, custodian, Hibbard Humanities Hall
  • Christina Nelson, academic department associate, kinesiology
  • James Olinger, maintenance mechanic, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Nancy Olson, medical technologist, Student Health Service
  • Nancy Paulson, financial specialist, Business Services
  • Catherine (Corrigan) Peltonen, university services associate, University Centers and Programs
  • John Sawicki, purchasing agent, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Gene Trainor, custodian, Housing and Residence Life
  • Kari Tubbs, program assistant advanced, Student Services

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:

  • award plaqueTracy Kleingartner, psychology, Nontraditional Student Service Outstanding Student Award
  • Serena Davis, geography, Office of Multicultural Affairs Outstanding Student Award
  • Tashi Namgyal, MBA student, Center for International Affairs Outstanding Student Award
  • Damon Campbell, chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Award
  • Kelly Bender, accounting, College of Business Outstanding Student Award
  • Elizabeth Bode, social work, and Bridget Prokop, English, College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Student Awards
  • Elizabeth Cable, nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Outstanding Student Award
  • Kim Aylesworth, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Erin Layde, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Julia Welch, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Award for the College of Business
  • Traci Thomas-Card and Jennifer Stroh, Graduate Studies Outstanding Student Awards for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lori Scardino, chemistry, Richard E. and Jane Hibbard Scholarship
  • Allison Shuda, elementary education, Leonard and Dorellen Haas Scholarship Go to top of page

Alumni, friends receive Alumni Association awards

Mary Campbell Bliss Harry M. Kaiser Dr. Aina Galejs Vicki Lord Larson
Mary Campbell Bliss
Harry M. Kaiser
Dr. Aina Galejs
Vicki Lord Larson
Robert Gilberts Ann Gunderson Thornburg Brent Alan Hafele Andrew F. Neuwald
Robert Gilberts
Ann Gunderson Thornburg
Brent Alan Hafele
Andrew F. Neuwald

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present awards to eight alumni and friends of the university May 20 at a special luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with commencement. Mary Campbell Bliss '78 and Harry M. Kaiser '79 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. Dr. Aina Galejs and Vicki Lord Larson will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award, presented to nonalumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire. Robert Gilberts '50 and Ann Gunderson Thornburg '71 will receive the Lifetime Excellence Award, presented to UW-Eau Claire alumni who have demonstrated longtime and successful commitment to their careers and communities and who have made a positive and dramatic impact through enthusiastic dedication to service and living their lives as a testimony to UW-Eau Claire's motto, "Excellence." Brent Alan Hafele '02 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. Andrew F. Neuwald '78, '83 will receive the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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