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Annual Blugold Breakfast and Academic Year Opening Meeting

Tuesday, August 24

It's that time of year where we connect as a campus community for our annual Blugold Breakfast and Academic Year Opening Meeting. This year, we welcomed our newest faculty and staff, celebrated our achievements, heard from shared governance leaders and honored our newest excellence award winners.

Watch a recording of the Blugold Breakfast

View the 2021 Blugold Breakfast Slideshow
View a copy of the Chancellor's speech

Welcome back to campus!

Shared Governance Welcome

Excellence Award Winners

2021 Excellence Award winners

Eight receive excellence awards as UW-Eau Claire academic year opens

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt honored faculty and staff members for their excellence during the Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting.

Read more about the award recipients
Robert Mattison

University Staff Excellence in Service

Rob Mattison

IS Technology Service Senior - Video Production/Distance Learning | LTS

Signe Matson

Academic and Professional Staff Excellence in Service

Signe Matson

Academic Advisor – Advising, Retention + Career Center

Pamela Forman headshot

Excellence in Advising

Dr. Pam Forman

Department Chair, Professor – Sociology, Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Dr. Heather Ann Moody

Faculty Excellence in Service

Dr. Heather Ann Moody

Associate Professor – American Indian Studies

Jeanette Olsen smiling at camera for headshot photo.

Faculty Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Jeanette Olsen

Assistant Professor, Director of Assessment and Evaluation – Nursing

Kris Presler

Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Nominee

Kris Presler

Professor – Mathematics

Dr. Sanchita Hati

Faculty Excellence in Scholarship

Dr. Sanchita Hati

Professor – Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rose Marie Avin

EDI Excellence Award

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin

Professor, Director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program – Latin American and Latinx Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Blugold Breakfast!

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