Achievement & service honored at UW-Richland


At Graduation and Awards Night ceremonies held May 10 on the University of Wisconsin-Richland campus, service to the campus community and academic achievement were recognized. 

                UW-Richland international students completing their studies were honored. Recognized with Youth for Understanding (YFU) or International Research and Exchange (IREX) program completion awards were:

Khalida Aman, Pakistan;
Tatia Davitashvili, Republic of Georgia;
Tanja Frei, Switzerland;
Wenxin Hu, China;
Koen Minnaard, The Netherlands;
Alissa Monden, Belgium;
Sun Ah Shin, South Korea;
Minh Tran, Vietnam; and
Junjie Yuan, China.

Honored with the Excellence in Biological Science Award was Samuel Delventhal, Richland Center.

The Magellan Award for History was presented to Woo-Je Shin, South Korea.

Campus View Residence Life Awards, recognizing the work of student leaders at the housing facility for UW-Richland students were:

Rebecca Frank, Hazel Green;
Adam Larson, Camp Douglas;
Alicia Nofsinger, Tomah; and
Alexis Reber, Viroqua.

  Student government leaders were presented with Student Senate Recognition in recognition of their service to fellow students and the campus community. Those honored were:

Khalid Abdl-Haleem, Muscoda;
Amanda Baker, Gays Mills;
Alex Barnes, Richland Center;
Tatia Davitashvili, Republic of Georgia;
Rebecca Frank, Hazel Green;
Allyson Hastings, Viroqua;
Wenxin Hu, China;
Krysta Jonietz, Norwalk;
Jae Suk Kim, South Korea;
Jennifer Lau, Hong Kong;
Callie Pinkstaff, Richland Center;
Emily Rebhan, Cazenovia;
Ann Schellhorn, Gays Mills;
Michael Schwichtenberg, Wonewoc;
Sun-Ah Shin, South Korea;
Dustin Skolaski, Boscobel; and
Alisha Wetter, Boscobel.

Campus Ambassadors, who serve throughout the year, as hosts, campus tour guides and more were honored for their service. Ambassadors recognized were:

Khalid Abdl-Haleem, Muscoda;
Alex Barnes, Richland Center;
Ashley Bratz, Milwaukee;
Danielle Denu, Arena;
Alicia Nofsinger, Tomah;
Anna Schellhorn, Gays Mills;
Michael Schwichtenberg, Wonewoc; and
Andrea Sanger, Lancaster.

Sarah Freese, Richland Center, was named recipient of the Ron Ganser Memorial Award, which recognizes a student for success in both athletics and academics.         

Students named biology faculty member Dr. Jennifer Gavinski, from Wisconsin Dells,  “Roadrunner of the Year,” an award that recognizes a faculty or staff person for participation in and support of campus activities, accessibility to students, and a positive attitude toward UW-Richland.



Dorothy Thompson
608.647.6186, ext. 231