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School of Education recognizes Distinguished Achievement Award winners

April 20, 2016

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

Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards.

2016 Faculty and Staff Distinguished Award WinnersOn Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.

To view photos of Wednesday's reception, visit the School's Facebook Page.

The 2016 award winners include:

Ann Wallace Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement

Alison Bowman, Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Virginia Waddick, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education

University Staff Distinguished Achievement

Susan O’Rourke (Claire Shaffer Award), Education Academic Services

Jeannine Nicolai-Heckmann, Department of Kinesiology

Faculty Distinguished Achievement

David Kaplan, Department of Educational Psychology

Nancy Kendall, Department of Educational Policy Studies

Dick & Julie Daly Education Student Staff Achievement

Josh Peschek, Media, Education Resources & Information Technology

Community-Engaged Scholarship

Aydin Bal, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education

Excellence in Diversity

Mindi Thompson, Department of Counseling Psychology

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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