Congratulations to staff who reached service milestones and were acknowledged during the Service Recognition and Retirement Reception for UW-Eau Claire employees held on May 9, 2018.
Photo (L-R) Melissa Boellaard, Robin Beeman, Rita Sperstad, Dean Linda Young, Cathy Wilson, Chancellor Schmidt
10 years of service:
Melissa Boellaard MSN, RN
Clinical Agency Coordinator for Pre-Licensure Programs
Donna Rozar, MSN, RN
Suzanne Voros, MSN, RN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor
25 years of service:
Robin Y. Beeman, Ph.D., RN
Chair, Assistant Dean for Marshfield Site, Professor
35 years of service:
Rita A. Sperstad, Ed.D., RN
Rita retired at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year from her position as a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing following a long career at WU-Eau Claire which began in 1989. Her research and teaching interests lay in the areas of diversity and nursing, maternal/child nursing, cultural transformation of nurses and evidence-based practice development in undergraduate nurses. Rita earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, a MSN from UW-Eau Claire, and BSN from Alverno College in Milwaukee.