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School of Education honoring its distinguished faculty, staff

April 17, 2013

UW-Madison’s School of Education is hosting its annual Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards reception Wednesday evening.

The School of Education’s sterling reputation is due in large part to the dedication and talents of its faculty and staff, and this event allows the school to recognize some of its most outstanding members. This extraordinary group of individuals were nominated and selected by their colleagues, and represent eight different departments and units within the School of Education.

The event features a reception beginning at 4 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room, followed by a formal awards presentation hosted by Dean Julie Underwood, which gets underway at 4:45 p.m. Those being honored Wednesday include:

Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement AwardsKathy Blomker, Curriculum & InstructionBenjamin Fortney, Testing & Evaluation Services

Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement AwardsGwen Goplin, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER); Sarah Gomez Rendon (Claire Shaffer Award), Business Office

Faculty Distinguished Achievement AwardsGary Diffee, KinesiologyRuth Lynch, Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education

Dick & Julie Daly Award for Education Student Staff AchievementJackson Dahlquist, External Relations Office

Award for Community-Engaged ScholarshipCarmen Valdez, Counseling Psychology

Excellence in Diversity AwardMary Schneider, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy Program

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and a sincere thank you to all of those whose generous gifts make these awards possible.

The Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards are sponsored by Ann Wallace. The Claire Shaffer Award for classified staff is made possible by a generous gift from Claire and Ron Shaffer. The Faculty Achievement Award is supported by the Charles Read Recognition Fund. The Daly Student Staff award is made possible by a gift from Jo Ann Carr. The Excellence in Diversity Award is supported by the School of Education's Equity and Diversity Committee. And gifts from the School's alumni and friends support the Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship.

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