Awards Program

Academic Staff Excellence in Teaching Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize those people working in academic staff positions who demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to the department, college, and university. Any full-time or part-time teaching academic staff who has been employed at UW-Platteville for a minimum of four semesters is eligible. Nominations should be submitted to the Dean's Office on or before October 30. The nomination packet must include a letter of nomination from someone in the nominee’s discipline that includes a description of how the individual has demonstrated excellence in teaching, a current CV, and evidence of effective teaching.  This award shall be presented at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception.  The recipient will be given a plaque and a $750.00 professional development grant.


The Excellence in Service Award is to provide recognition to a support staff member who exemplifies the tradition of excellence. Special consideration will be given to nominees who have demonstrated service above and beyond their normal duties. Any full time support staff or continuing limited term employee can be nominated by submitting a letter of recommendation to the dean's office by October 30 with a rationale for the award.  The award will be presented at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception. The recipient will receive a plaque and their choice of an annual parking permit or Pioneer Activity Center pass.

Excellence in Teamwork Award

The Excellence in Team Award will recognize excellence in a department, unit, committee, or team that has worked to enhance academic life at the college, department, or unit level.  Nominations should be submitted to the dean's office by October 30.  Please describe the team and how its work has improved the academic life of the college. Include the names of team members and a recommendation from an administrator or faculty member outside the team.  The team will be honored at the fall LAE Award Recognition Reception.  Team members will be recognized on a plaque displayed in or near the dean’s office and will receive individual certificates.

Teaching Excellence Award

This award is given in recognition of excellence in teaching.  All full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Education are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award. Nominations must include two letters regarding classroom observations within the last year, one of which must be from the department chair.  The final selection will be based on evidence of effective teaching, including course materials, student evaluations of teaching, peer evaluations of teaching, and scholarship related to teaching.  Nominations are due in the dean’s office by March 15.  The annual award will be presented at the spring LAE Award Recognition Reception.  It will consist of a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

Good advising needs to be recognized for its critical contribution to our educational environment. The recipients of the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award exemplify the best qualities of faculty and academic staff advisors.  Any faculty or academic staff member who serves as an academic advisor to students is eligible. Up to three letters of support may be submitted from colleagues and/or students, with no more than two letters from students.  The nominee will be asked to submit a letter that describes his/her advising philosophy and related experiences.  Nominations are due to the LAE Dean’s office by March 15.  The recipient will be recognized at the spring LAE Award Recognition Reception and will receive a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

Outstanding Service Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Service Award is to recognize a member of the LAE faculty or academic staff who has provided outstanding service at the program, departmental, college, and/or university level.  Faculty and full-time academic staff may be nominated or they may nominate themselves.  Nomination should include a letter from a department chair or colleague and a letter from the nominee that describes in detail their recent outstanding service to the university. Nomination are due in the Dean's Office by March 15.  The award will be presented at the spring award recognition reception.  The recipient will receive a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

Professional Development Award

The Professional Development Award is given in recognition of excellence in professional development activity such as research, writing, performance, artistic production, or activity in professional organizations. One tenured or tenure-track faculty or academic staff member is eligible to be nominated by each DSPC per academic year. The DSPC chair needs to put forth the nominee's name in a cover letter that identifies the professional activities for the specific year of nomination, and generally highlights the nominee's career activities. A copy of a current CV should also be included in the nomination packet.  Nomination are due in the Dean's Office by March 15.  The award will be presented at the LAE Recognition Banquet during homecoming week.  The recipient will receive a plaque and a $750 professional development grant.

Past Recipients

LAE Teaching Excellence Award

2016 - Lindsay Hollingsworth
2015 - Chris Schulenburg
2014 - Amanda Tucker
2013 - Joan Riedle
2012 - Rea Kirk
2011 - Adam Stanley
2010 - David Rowley
2009 - Elizabeth Gates
2008 - Theron Parsons
2007 - Paula Nelson
2006 - David Zierath
2005 - Joe Lomax
2004 - John Simonson

2003 - Daniel Fairchild
2002 - Peter DiMeglio
2001 - Thomas Waters
2000 - Barbara Parsons

1999 - David Van Buren
1998 - Ellsworth Hood
1997 - Richard Waugh
1996 - Russell Burgett

1995 - Thomas Lundeen
1994 - Marilyn Tufte
1993 - Stanley Moore
1992 - Rosa Bahmann

1991 - Gerald Darrow
1990 - Thomas Hickey

1989 - Kenneth Kundert
1988 - Kathryn Winz

LAE Outstanding Advisor Award

2015 - Dale Henze
2014 - Travis Nelson
2013 - Elizabeth Gates
2012 - David Chellevold
2010 - George Smith
2008 - Amy Nemmetz

2007 - David Rowley
2006 - Edward Ross
2005 - Colleen McCabe
2004 - Joan Riedle

2003 - Joe Lomax
2002 - Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller
2001 - Gwendolyn Coe
2000 - Paula Nelson

LAE Academic Staff Excellence in Teaching Award

2015 - Becky Fernette
2014 - Connie Furlan
2013 - Jodean Grunow
2012 - Mary P. Dalles
2011 - Richard Moninski and Wendy Perkins
2010 - Deborah Rice

2009 - Edward Ross
2008 - Lisa Emendorfer
2007 - Edina Haslauer
2006 - Aric Dutelle

2005 - Susan M. Hellert

LAE Excellence in Professional Development Award

2013 - Daniel Leitch
2012 - Evan Larson
2011 - Chris Schulenburg

2010 - Teresa Burns
2009 - Joe Lomax
2008 - Kathleen Tigerman
2007 - David Krugler

2006 - J. Elmo Rawling 3rd
2005 - Benjamin Shapira

LAE Outstanding Service

2016 - Chris Schulenburg
2015 - Lindsay Hollingsworth
2014 - Shane Drefcinski
2013 - Linda Doser
2012 - Kory Wein

2011 - Alison Bunte
2010 - Wally Iselin
2009 - Patrick Hagen
2008 - George E. Smith

2007 - Joan Riedle
2006 - Carmen Faymonville
2005 - Laura Anderson

LAE Excellence in Teamwork Award

2015 - Educational Teacher Performance Assessment Team (Jessica Brogley, Erin Edgington, Jodean Grunow, Edina Haslauer, Tim Hazen, Lindsay Hollingsworth, Rea Kirk, Peggy Marciniec, Colleen McCabe, Leigh Monhardt, Karen Stinson, Tim Swenson)
2014 - University Rank, Salary, and Tenure Policy Commission (Laura Anderson, Barb Barnet, Dominic Barraclough, Mu-Ling Chang, Benjamin Collins, Elizabeth Frieders, Susan Hansen, Jeffrey Huebschman, Colleen Kaiser, Margaret Karsten, June Li, Mesut Muslu, John Nkemnji, Elmo Rawling, Joan Riedle, Lisa Riedle, Bidhan Roy, George Smith, Frank Steck, Keith Thompson, Amanda Trewin, Nancy Turner, David Van Buren, Kory Wein, Scott White)
2013 - General Education Task Force (Laura Anderson, Stephanie Branson, Alison Bunte, Dennis Ciesielski, Michael Dalecki, Shane Drefcinski, Patrick Hagen, William McBeth, Chris Schulenberg, George Smith, Kory Wein)
2012 - International Film Festival Committee (Laura Beadling, Melissa Gormley, Linda James, Art Ranney, Chris Schulenburg, David Schuler, Adam Stanley, Rich Waugh)
2010 - Team Stylus – Editors of Stylus: An Anthology of Freshman Writing (G.L. Kriewald, Kory Wein, Laura Beadling, Wendy Perkins, Russell Brickey, Evelyn Martens)
2009 - Social and Environmental Justice Council (Thomas Hunt, Barbara Parsons, Michael Sharkey, Richard Waugh, Donna Anderson, Abulkhair Masoom, and Elizabeth Goodfellow)
2007 - Writing Center (Evelyn Martens, Spenser Austin, Peter Barth, Daniel Burrie, Eric Bybee, David Chancellor, Mayia Corcoran, Nicole Eggebeen, William Krupecki, Megan Kuzminski, Amy Kwallek, Benjamin Landsee, Kate McKinney, Jessica Meyers, Stephanie Moffett, Jordan O'Connell, Thomas Pitcher, Edward Rink, Jessica Sandry, Cynthia Sawatske, Laura Schreiber, Riley Schultz, Amy Spotts, Benjamin Strieter)

2006 - Affirmative Action/Ethnic Studies/Multicultural Educational Resource Center Task Force (V. Carl Allsup, Rosalyn Shields Broussard, Teresa Burns, Margaret Karsten, Kathleen Kelley, Joe Lomax, Mittie Nimocks, Carlos Wiley, David Zierath)

LAE Excellence in Service Award

2015 - Becky Savoy
2014 - Sara Koeller
2013 - Mary Fischer
2012 - Carolyn Fries
2011 - Lois Blackbourn

2010 - Mary Nechvatal
2009 - Judy Belken
2008 - Jane Kuhl
2007 - Vicky Suhr

2006 - Sue Vavricka

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