Graduates, their families, friends and community supporters will hear “Words to Consider for your Life Journey” during 2013 University of Wisconsin-Richland Graduation and Awards Night ceremonies. UW Colleges Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Greg Lampe will give the graduation address during the Friday, May 10 program that begins at 7pm in the Coppertop Theatre on campus.
Lampe has served the University of Wisconsin Colleges as an administrator since July 2000. From July 2007 through April 2009, and from July 2003 through December 2005, he served as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. When he was not serving in this interim role, he was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, a position in which he’s held since 2000. In May 2009, he was appointed the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. He holds the rank of full professor.
Prior to coming to the UW Colleges administrative offices in Madison, he was an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at the UW-Rock County campus in Janesville.
Lampe began his career with the UW Colleges at the Marshfield/Wood County campus in 1983. Prior to becoming a faculty member at the UW Colleges, Lampe taught at UW-La Crosse in the Speech and Theatre Department for five years.
Born in New Rochelle, New York, Lampe earned his bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania (1976), his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (1978), and his doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995).
A scholar and a teacher, Lampe’s first book, Frederick Douglass: Freedom’s Voice, 1818-1845, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize (1998). He’s been honored with a number of teaching awards, including the Wisconsin Power and Light Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award (1996) and the George and Mavis Steil Excellence in Teaching Award (1999). In 2002, he received the Wisconsin Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals 2002 Training Methods Award for developing the Building Bridges: Reaching People through Communication curriculum.
The May 10 ceremonies also include presentation of scholarships for transferring students, and awards recognizing achievement and service to the university. December 2012 associate degree recipients, spring and summer 2013 associate degree candidates will be recognized. Following the ceremonies, the UW-Richland Alumni Association and Foundation will host a reception in the Wallace Student Center. Family and friends of those to be recognized and campus community friends are welcome. UW-Richland is located at 1200 Highway 14 West in Richland Center. For more information about Graduation and Awards Night, call UW-Richland at (608) 647-6186.