Wendy Huber of Monroe has been named the December 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Student Award as presented by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Association.
The award is given each commencement to an individual from that graduating class who exemplifies academic and community achievement. The award is presented at a student awards ceremony on the evening before commencement. Nearly 450 students are eligible to receive their degrees at the mid-year commencement ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Huber will receive her bachelor’s degree with magna cum laude (high) honors. She majored in Theatre, specializing in technical theatre and design, and minored in Human Development.
Huber is the daughter of Carl and Lisa Huber of Monroe. She is the recipient of multiple scholarships and academic honors including the UW-Green Bay Theatre program’s Outstanding Theatre Student Award and the Excellence in Production Award. She also received a regional certificate of merit, for scene design, from the American College Theatre Festival. She was a team leader when UW-Green Bay’s production of “Almost, Maine” won the Golden Handtruck Award for excellence in technical execution at the 2011 regional festival
Faculty members and student colleagues have praised Huber for her professionalism and leadership in assuming a high level of responsibility. She is one of only a relative handful of students in the Theatre program’s 40-year history to have taken the lead in designing the set for a primary, mainstage production (“Unnecessary Farce” in fall 2011). She was also appointed stage manager for the UW-Green Bay production of “Cabaret” at the Weidner Center in April 2012. It was the Theatre program’s first production in the Weidner Center’s 2,000-seat main hall in more than a decade.
Huber’s community involvement has extended to include work as stage manager for the annual Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization productions of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” as a volunteer with the Monroe Theatre Guild and the local school district in her hometown, as a production intern with the Peninsula Players professional troupe in Door County, and as a teacher with various children’s theatre initiatives. She also spent a year in service as an AmeriCorps volunteer, primarily in disaster relief and hurricane cleanup along the Gulf Coast.
An Alumni Association selection committee has presented the Outstanding Student Award to a distinguished representative of the graduating class at every UW-Green Bay commencement since spring 1976.