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UW-Eau Claire Student|
Receives State Award
MAILED: Nov. 19, 1998|
A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior is the recipient of the 1998 Student Council for Exceptional Children Award for the state of Wisconsin.
Brad Martin, a special education and elementary education major from Blair, accepted the award Oct. 29 at the State Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Oshkosh.
A twice-elected state president of the Student Council for Exceptional Children, Martin also has been a residential treatment worker at the Eau Claire Academy. He has volunteered for Special Olympics and the Reading Partner Program, and is a co-author of an educational psychology text under the direction of UW-La Crosse faculty.
"It is an honor to be among the individuals who have won this award previously," said Martin, also a 1998 recipient of a UW-Eau Claire student leadership award.
This is the fourth consecutive time a student from UW-Eau Claire has received the award, an indication of the quality education and opportunities available to students here, said Greg Conderman, co-faculty sponsor of UW-Eau Claire's SCEC chapter and associate professor of special education.
"The students here have taken the initiative to become active in their profession," Conderman said. "They have created a vision for this university and indeed the state with their leadership."
Along with his involvement with SCEC at the state level, Martin works closely with the other officers at the local level by helping with fund-raising, community service projects and other executive board decisions, he said.
"Brad is very worthy of this special recognition," he said. "He is well respected among his peers and his professors. He is a super role model for other students."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 19, 1998