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Faculty and staff earn University Awards

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Excellence and service of UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff, including many from the College of Professional Studies, was recognized Monday, May 5 at the University Awards Reception in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room.

universityawards201405eva Academic Staff Spirit of Community Service Award
Eva Donohoo
Assistant to the Dean for Communication, College of Professional Studies

This award stresses the importance of service in building and contributing to a healthier community environment on and off campus. This award is given to an academic staff member (Category A or C) for contributions made in any of the following areas: mental, social, physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, spiritual/philosophical and/or environmental well-being.

Eva Donohoo makes an impact in the community through work in several local organizations. As president of the Ignite Leadership Network, she helps provide connections and resources for young professionals in the area. She worked with the Rotary Club of Stevens Point to create video and informational materials that bring attention to Post-Polio Syndrome. She also serves on the organizing committee for the Point in Common community educational lecture series. She holds a degree from UW-Stevens Point.

 

universityawards201405katheExcellence in Teaching Award
Kathleen Miller Stumpf Julin
Professor, Interior Architecture

This award recognizes the importance of distinguished teaching and the contributions of outstanding teachers emphasizing the commitment of the university to teaching excellence. Award winners have stimulated students toward an active interest in learning and scholarship.

Members of the interior design student organization say Kathleen Julin goes above and beyond to serve and positively influence her students, whether their needs are academic or personal. She brings real-life examples, new technology and a passion

for teaching to her fun and interactive classes. An enthusiastic mentor and leader on European study tours, she is a national authority on the use of graphic notebooks as study tools while traveling, encouraging students to sketch, journal and share their discoveries. Kathe holds degrees from UW-Oshkosh, the Pratt Institute and UW-Milwaukee.

 

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Outstanding Work Performance Award
Nancy Habermann
Academic Department Associate, School of Health Care Professions

This award recognizes performance far beyond what is normally expected of an employee. It includes taking on additional responsibilities or increased workload, accepting and completing special projects not part of the employee’s normal work duties, developing or modifying procedures or exhibiting behavior enhancing the employee’s workplace.

Nancy Habermann has assisted with the Clinical Laboratory Science accreditation, coordinated efforts to familiarize new faculty to campus, assisted with electronic media for teaching and meetings with off-campus faculty, developed an electronic filing system for students and organized the advising of more than 500 students. She is a true taskmaster and go-to person for her unit.

 

universityawards201405touOutstanding Work Performance Award
Tou Her
Academic Custodian, Facility Services

This award recognizes performance far beyond what is normally expected of an employee. It includes taking on additional responsibilities or increased workload, accepting and completing special projects not part of the employee’s normal work duties, developing or modifying procedures or exhibiting behavior enhancing the employee’s workplace.

Described as cheerful and friendly, Tou Her takes great pride and ownership of the CPS building. He ensures floors are vacuumed, garbage cans emptied, offices cleaned and sidewalks shoveled and salted before most even start their workday. Best of all, says a nominator, he sings lovely songs while he works and spreads cheer to all who hear.

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