Faculty awarded for excellence in service to students

May 28, 2015
Nan Welch
Dr. Dale Henze

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Two faculty members from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville received the Excellence in Service to Students Award at the National Society of Leadership and Success induction in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. Approximately 230 people were in attendance.

The purpose of the event was to honor the faculty members who received awards as well as recognize members for completing a series of events to become inducted into the society. That evening, 107 UW-Platteville students were inducted.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals while also encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

The UW-Platteville faculty members who received the award were Nan Welch, lecturer in the School of Education, and Dr. Dale Henze, senior lecturer in the School of Education. The award is given to professors at the university who exemplify leadership and mentorship and have demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of students.

Student members of the National Society of Leadership and Success initiated the program, nominated Welch and Henze and held the award ceremony.

“The society was founded on the belief that ‘we can do more together than we would alone,’ and is dedicated to creating lasting positive change,” said Kelly Provancher, a senior elementary and middle level education major from Yorkville, Ill., who started the leadership organization at UW-Platteville in fall 2012. “These wonderful award recipients have shown dedication to their field as well as passion and motivation to be and do all they can for their students. Nan and Dale are wonderful teachers and I am so glad we were able to recognize them.”

In order to become inducted members, students had to complete an orientation and a Leadership Training Day, where pending members discovered their talents and developed a plan to achieve their goals. The training included a series of speeches by well-known and attributed speakers and meetings in small groups as well as meetings of success networking teams comprised of peers with a focus on discussing goals while motivating others to achieve their goals.

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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