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Campus Awards

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Chancellor's Award for Excellence  

Acknowledges senior students who possess high academic and leadership qualities and demonstrates commitment to the ideals of excellence and service to others. The criteria for this award include:  academic performance, university related service (excluding athletics participation) and community involvement.

Chancellor's Medallion

Awarded to individuals the Chancellor deems deserving because of their significant contributions to all or a combination of some of the following:  the University, the Region, the State, or the Nation. These contributions may be in education, health, leadership, science, etc.

Honorary Doctorate

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh bestows honorary doctorate degrees on individuals of exceptional accomplishments and distinction that have made significant contributions to the University, Region, State or Nation; or demonstrated a consistently outstanding record of accomplishment in their field of endeavor.

Outstanding Service Award

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has many nonteaching faculty and academic staff whose contributions enhance the University's overall academic environment and support for our educational goals. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes excellence of service that touches each member of the University community.

Outstanding Performance Award

Recognizes exemplary members of the classified staff whose activities, accomplishments, and service are most deserving of acknowledgement. 

Endowed Professorship

Awarded to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research and engagement in community service. Funded by local sponsors, the awards support research projects and professional development for a four-year term. 

John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship

Recognizes University of Wisconsin Oshkosh faculty members for teaching, professional achievement, and public service. Nominees are considered by a panel representing all University governance groups.

Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

Recipients are selected based on their teaching excellence, service and professional commitment and scholarly growth. A committee of faculty, students, and staff determine who will receive this honor. 

Edward M. Penson Faculty Award

Recognizes faculty members who have made a significant contribution that might otherwise go unrecognized. Applications are not accepted for this award; rather the deans and provost select the recipients based on performance. 

Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Award

Recognizes faculty members who have exceptional University service records. 

University of Wisconsin Systems Outstanding Women of Color in Education

University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium, the Office of Academic Diversity and Development, and the Office of Women's Issues are pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize women from around the state for their extensive contributions to their campuses and/or communities. 

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Excellence Award

Sponsors several awards that honor the excellence of the University of Wisconsin Systems staff and programs. 


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