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UW-Eau Claire Staff Members Receive WCPA Awards

RELEASED: Oct. 30, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Several academic staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received awards at the annual conference of the Wisconsin College Personnel Association in Wisconsin Dells Oct. 23-24.

Mary Duckworth, hall director of Katharine Thomas Hall, was awarded the Outstanding New Professional of the Year Award.

Jacqueline Bonneville, coordinator of new student orientation, was awarded the Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award.

Bonneville and Jodi Thesing-Ritter, associate dean of students, presented "Advising Through the First Year: A UW-Eau Claire Model," which won a program honorable mention award.

Angie Bong, coordinator for student leadership and organizations in the Activities and Programs office, served on the WCPA executive board as the 2008 conference chair elect. She will serve the board this upcoming year as the 2009 conference chair.

Paul Shepherd, assistant director for leadership and education in Housing and Residence Life, served WCPA as president this past year, during which time WCPA's membership has tripled and five new standing commissions were established to create additional involvement opportunities for WCPA members. Shepherd was awarded a leadership pin from the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International to commemorate his service and leadership. He will serve WCPA as the immediate past president this next year.

WCPA is a state division of the ACPA: College Student Educators International, which has 9,000 members representing 1,500 private and public institutions from across the United States and around the world. ACPA: College Student Educators International is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

More information about WCPA can be found online.

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