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School of Education honors 2015 Faculty and Staff Achievement Award winners

April 28, 2015

The sterling national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the talent and dedication of its faculty, staff and students.

2014 Faculty and Staff Award WinnersEach year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards.

And on Tuesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony in the Wisconsin Idea room of the Education Building. The event featured a reception from 4 to 6 p.m., with a formal awards presentation starting at 4:45 p.m. (To view a photo album of Tuesday night's awards presentation and to offer congratulations to this year's winners, visit the School of Education's Facebook page.)

In addition, prior to the awards ceremony the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) within UW-Madison’s School of Education announced that it is renaming its Visiting Minority Scholars Lecture Series in honor of Carl A. Grant. Similarly, the Carl A. Grant Honorary Fund is being established to sponsor this program.

Grant is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the top-ranked Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He has led funded projects at WCER reaching back into the 1970s, and was the first African American faculty member to join the School of Education.

This year’s award recipients included:

Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement

• Debbie Bebeau, Kinesiology – Occupational Therapy Program

• Jerry Jordan, Student Diversity Programs

Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement

• Susan Thideman, Counseling Psychology

• Lori Zradicka, MERIT

Faculty Distinguished Achievement 

• Fong Chan, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education

• Li Chiao-Ping, Dance

Dick & Julie Daly Education Student Staff Achievement

• Nikelle Morris, Business Office

Community-Engaged Scholarship

• Melissa Braaten, Curriculum & Instruction

Excellence in Diversity

• Francois Tochon, Curriculum & Instruction

Note: The Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement awards are sponsored by Ann Wallace. The Claire Shaffer Award is made possible by a generous gift from Claire and Ron Shaffer. The Faculty Achievement awards are supported by the Charles Read Recognition Fund. The 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. Gifts from the School’s alumni & friends support the Community-Engaged Scholarship Award.

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