Staff Awards

Every year, Dean Scholz recognizes staff excellence with several categories of Staff Awards. The recipients support outstanding teaching, research and service across the college.

“We have exceptional staff in L&S. They are motivated, dedicated, smart and innovative. These awards go to some of our very best. It really shows. 

We couldn’t do it without you."

L&S Advising Awards

Faculty and staff members honored with the L&S Academic Advising Award must be exemplary advisors. Recipients must have gone beyond the call of duty and worked across school and college lines to serve the needs of students.

For more information about Advising Awards, please contact Associate Dean Cal Bergman.

2017 Recipients

Karen Redfield, Department of English
Lisa Aarli, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

2017 Winner: Karen Redfield

"Karen was magnificent! Our success was largely the product of Karen’s hard work."

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2017 Winner: Lisa Aarli

“Lisa has been the major advocate for graduate students. She knows all the students by name and is a go-to contact for them, both professionally and often personally.”

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Academic Staff Awards

For more information about the Academic Staff Awards (Early Career, Mid-Career and the Judith Craig Distinguished Service Award) please contact the PDRC.

University Staff Awards

University Staff members are honored for their excellence in four areas: effectiveness; innovation, creativity and originality; leadership; and the promotion of the Wisconsin Idea.

For more information about University Staff Awards, please contact Diana Allaby.

2017 Recipients

Patrick Brenzel, Department of Sociology
Robin Snell, Institute for Research on Poverty
Karen Stephens, Department of Chemistry
Kerry O'Neil, School of Music
Tammi Simpson, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Looking for faculty awards?

Visit our faculty awards page to view honors and awards received by our best scholars and teachers.