Lonsdorf recipient of the UWP Super Senior Award

June 4, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-Each semester the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces senior students who have been selected for the Super Senior/Honorary Life Membership Award.

Leeann Lonsdorf from Wausau received this prestigious award. Lonsdorf graduated with a degree in communications technologies management with a public relations emphasis. In the fall she plans to attend graduate school at either Roosevelt University in Schaumberg, Ill., or at UW-Stevens Point. She is a 1998 graduate of Wausau West High School and the daughter of Marshall Lonsdorf and Theresa Jozwaik of Wausau.

According to Lonsdorf's nominator, Valerie Wetzel, "Leeann jumped into the pool of student activities on campus and did not stop swimming; even during this her final semester. She has a priceless talent for making things happen on campus."

Leeann has been involved in everything from the Rangerettes to Dobson Hall Council and Residence Hall Council. She was actively involved with the Student Activities Board (SAB) and she continued her involvement with this organization through its transition to Campus Programming and Relations (CPR). Lonsdorf began her work at SAB/CPR in 1999 when she was the co-coordinator of Homecoming. This was a position that she held for four years.

"I don't know a school anywhere where a student is the co-coordinator for homecoming for four years. Two years rarely happens, three is unheard of, four is a miracle," said Wetzel.

This spring Lonsdorf received the position of concert promoter where she took the control of organizing and presenting a professional proposal for a major on-campus concert event to SUFAC. There was little money left in her budget to add any new programs, but Lonsdorf wanted to make UWP students' dreams come true by offering a major concert. She put together a survey, contacted possible touring groups in her price range and submitted a proposal to SUFAC. This is an undertaking that demonstrated her attention to detail, her commitment to professionalism and a task that will one day help her achieve her goal of organizing the Olympic Games.

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