Pulaski's Kropp earns 'Outstanding Student' honor
Among those singled out for special recognition during mid-year Commencement was Kari M. Kropp of Pulaski, recipient of the Outstanding Student Award selected by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Association.
Kropp received her bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Spanish and cum laude academic honors.
She accepted the honor at the campus awards reception for graduating seniors the night before Commencement. She was acknowledged from the stage during graduation ceremonies on Dec. 18 at the Weidner Center. The Alumni Association has been presenting the Outstanding Student Award since spring 1976.
Members of the selection committee praised her commitment to her Education major, both inside and outside the classroom. Kropp completed her student teaching this fall at Heritage Elementary School, where she gained experience teaching a variety of subjects and also assisted with before- and after-school activities. She coached the girls freshman volleyball team at Pulaski High School last spring.
At UW-Green Bay, she worked as a resident assistant, community adviser and as a paid summer staff member with the Office of Residence Life. She was a mentor to fellow students, a recipient of a resident-assistant-of-the-year award, and both an organizer and presenter at the 2009 state conference for college RAs.