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UW-Eau Claire to Induct Eight
Into Alumni Hall of Honor

 MAILED:  Sept. 23, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Eight University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumni will be inducted into the university's Alumni Hall of Honor during an on-campus luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni from the university's four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences.

The 2004 College of Arts and Sciences honoree is Carole Fairbanks '71, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English.

College of Business honorees are David Elsen '87, product manager for information technology, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay; Brian Johnson '80, executive vice president, Michels Corp., Brownsville; and Lois (Slaby) Krause '76, partner, Wipfli LLP, Eau Claire.

College of Education and Human Sciences honorees are James Dimock '75, assistant superintendent for curriculum and staff development for the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District; Bradley Sherman '75, retired director, UW Health-Research Park Clinic, Madison, and former director of the UW Hospital Sports Medicine Center; and Kaying Xiong-Vue '96, principal, Locust Lane School, Eau Claire.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences honoree is Nancy Fugate Woods '68, dean of the School of Nursing and professor of family and child nursing at the University of Washington, Seattle.

"These individuals and their accomplishments are real-life examples of the value of a liberal arts education at UW-Eau Claire," said John Bachmeier, director of alumni relations. "We are proud to honor these UW-Eau Claire alumni whose contributions are so important to their communities and to our society."

Selection criteria for inductees to the Alumni Hall of Honor include demonstrated professional success and community involvement. Also considered, but not mandatory, is whether an individual has earned an advanced degree in his or her field. The Alumni Hall of Honor event is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

More detailed biographical information about the 2004 Alumni Hall of Honor inductees is available on the UW-Eau Claire alumni Web site.

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Updated: September 23, 2004