UW-Stevens Point recognizes outstanding faculty and staff
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty and staff members were recently recognized for their work during the 2019-20 academic year.
The Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service Award was presented to Nathan Bowling, professor of chemistry. Bowling engages both chemistry majors and non-majors in his classroom and in 2018 was awarded the prestigious Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. He has received $1.8 million in internal and external research grants, including those from the National Science Foundation, and mentors student research. He serves the university by helping with recruitment events and sitting on several department committees. He was the faculty athletic representative for 10 years.
The Classified Staff Carolyn Rolfson Sargis Award was given to Pat Kleman, dean’s assistant in the College of Letters and Science. After starting in purchasing, Kleman was the academic department associate in psychology. In that role and in the dean’s office, she has “gone above and beyond to keep operations running smoothly and to serve as a valuable information resource.”
Five faculty members were selected for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Recipients were: Myles Boothroyd, assistant professor of saxophone; Jess Bowers, assistant professor of sociology and social work; Cary Elza, assistant professor of communication; Joshua Horn, associate professor of philosophy; and E. Jerry Jessee, associate professor of history and international studies.
Recognized with the University Scholar Award were: David Barry, professor of sociology and social work; and Krista Slemmons, associate professor of biology and Scribner professor of biology education.
University Service Award recipients were: Mary Bowman, professor of English; Yan Liao, professor in the University Library; and Anne Swenson, acquisitions, University Library.
The recipient of the Academic Staff Excellence Award was Anne Rogalski, outreach program manager for Continuing Education.
The Academic Staff Spirit of Community Service Award was given to Megan Espe, outreach coordinator at Schmeeckle Reserve.
Several staff members were recognized for Outstanding Work Performance, including: Tom Bertram, Human Resources; RoxAnne Forrest, children’s learning center; Kathy Heck, Purchasing; and Libby Raymond, Academic Affairs.