It was a big day on Aug. 26 for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff… especially those whose outstanding work was recognized with Founders Association Awards for Excellence during the annual campus convocation.
Convocation Founders Award Recipients
Posing with their Founders Association awards outside the University Union are, from left, Prof. Andrew Kersten, scholarship; Prof. Lucy Arendt, teaching; Sandy Bohman of the library staff, classified support; Oneida Tribal Elder Maria Hinton and Prof. Cliff Abbott, award for collaborative achievement; accepting on behalf of Cyndie Shepard who was honored for community outreach, staff member Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich of the Phuture Phoenix Program; longtime purchasing director Mike Barry, institutional development; and campus facilities planner Paul Pinkson, academic support.

The 2008 edition of UW-Green Bay’s annual Faculty/Staff Convocation opened with a welcome from Prof. Cliff Abbott, secretary of the faculty and academic staff.

Prof. Bill Laatsch speaking at Convocation
Prof. Bill Laatsch, UW-Green Bay’s longest-serving faculty member, addressed the audience of approximately 500 in his role as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Prof. Abbott embraces Maria Hinton
Prof. Abbott embraces Maria Hinton. The two were announced as recipients of the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement, for their work on the online Oneida Language dictionary.

Maria Hinton Convocation
Mrs. Hinton and her granddaughter step forward to accept the award.

Judy Ward, right, accepts a bouquet
Judy Ward, right, accepts a bouquet from volunteer delivery person Paula Marcec of the Chancellor’s Office. Ward’s husband and Marcec’s supervisor, Interim Chancellor David Ward, had just begun his Convocation speech by noting that Aug. 27 is the Wards’ 42nd wedding anniversary.

Judy Ward, right, accepts a bouquet
David Ward noted that he and Judy are delighted to return to Green Bay, where he began his own college studies and later served on the faculty at the new UW-Green Bay in the early 1970s.

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