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Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony Set for Feb. 16 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Feb. 3, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The 2006 Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

The accomplishments of student leaders, organizations and organization advisers are celebrated at the campus wide program, which is free and open to all.

The program will open with remarks by Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor for student development and diversity, and Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. Rick Schroder, owner and chief executive officer of Trident Corporation, will give a presentation titled "Thoughts on Leadership."

The four applicants for the Student Organization Award and the three nominees for the Student Organization Advisor Award will then be introduced. The awards recognize student organizations and advisers that have demonstrated distinguished service to campus and community, creative programming, and involvement in the university.

Six of the 203 outstanding student leaders who have been nominated by faculty, staff and students will receive the Student Leadership Award. All nominees will be introduced. The emerging and established student leaders will be recognized for their dependability, creativity, group interaction skills, contributions to the campus and community, leadership qualities, collaborative ventures and enthusiasm for UW-Eau Claire.

The Student Leadership Recognition Awards will be presented by John Bachmeier, director of alumni relations.

The program is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association; the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost; the Office of Student Development and Diversity; University Centers and Programs; the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Inc.; and the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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