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UW-Eau Claire Alumnus Selected
As a Kellogg Leadership Fellow
MAILED: March 30, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumnus recently was selected a fellow of the Kellogg National Leadership Program, designed to expand the nation's pool of capable leaders.
Dr. Joy E. Wachs, a 1976 nursing major graduate, was one of 38 people nationwide awarded the fellowship, which focuses on increasing individual skills in areas outside chosen disciplines and understanding effective techniques to address social challenges.
Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the program was established in 1980 as a way of providing leadership in social areas including health, higher education, philanthropy, volunteerism, diversity, community development and youth and education. The fellowship runs through August 2000.
Wachs, who is currently an associate professor in the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University, said the fellowship will allow her to learn more about community empowerment, rural systems development and leadership skills.
"I am excited about this," she said. "Now I have an opportunity to use my interdisciplinary expertise in working with other fellows and communities as I learn about youth and their community contributions."
Dr. Joellen Edwards, dean of nursing at East Tennessee State University, said Wachs has done outstanding work with medical, nursing and public and allied health students in Mountain City and the regions surrounding it.
"This three-year professional development program will prepare her and the other participants to take on leadership challenges of the next century," Edwards said.
In addition to living and teaching in rural Mountain City, Tenn., Wachs has volunteered with national and local community organizations including the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 30, 1998