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UWO Alumni Award Winners to be recognized at Homecoming 2014

Three stand-out College of Education and Human Services alumni have been chosen by the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association to be awarded for their achievements at the Alumni Awards Banquet during Homecoming Weekend.

Carol Angell ’90 and MSE ’95, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award, while Christian Jensen ’07, Green Bay, and Shannon Stone ’99, Washington, D.C., will receive Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are recognized for their exemplary accomplishments and contributions in their careers and in the community. Recipients of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award also are recognized for their success in their careers and communities, as well as the potential they hold for future success.

Below describes the successes and accomplishments of the Award winners:

  • After completing her bachelor’s degree in special education in 1990, Angell went on to receive a master’s in special and elementary education in 1995. In 2000, she earned her doctorate in special education from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Angell is the chair of the Department of Educational Studies and is a tenured professor of special education at UW-La Crosse. She has published two professional book manuscripts and several journal articles.
  • After earning bachelor’s degrees in history and physical education in 2008, Jensen became a performance enhancement specialist and now works as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for Bellin Health in Green Bay. He also is the executive director for myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin and serves on the Cerebral Palsy Inc. Board of Directors. myTEAM TRIUMPH is a nonprofit athletic mentoring program for challenged athletes.
  • Stone earned her bachelor’s degree in special education in 1999 and her master’s in international education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2004. While in D.C., she worked for the Office of Public and Private Partnerships at the headquarters of the National Park Service, and she worked on the U.S. Department of State South Asian Teacher Training Project. For the past six years, Stone has served as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development and has lived and worked in Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. She also worked as a consulate for the United Nations World Food Programme in India.

For more information about the alumni awards dinner set for Friday, Oct. 17 during Homecoming 2014, please contact the Alumni Relations office at (920) 424-3449 or email



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