City of Antigo clerk and treasurer Kaye Matucheski was awarded the 2016 Stephen Hintz MPA Award as the top MPA student.
“It is an honor to be given this award and Kaye is a diligent, hard working and intelligent student using her real life experience along with her learning from the program to perform in an outstanding way in the courses of the program,” said Karl Nollenberger, associate professor in the Department of Public Administration.
“I was very excited and honored to receive the award. I have many deserving classmates so this was extra special to me,” said Matucheski, clerk and treasurer for the City of Antigo.
Matucheski has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Stevens Point, which she earned as a nontraditional student. She said she missed learning, which is why she chose to pursue a master’s degree at UW Oshkosh.
“The MPA program has given me more confidence in dealing with everyday situations in my role with the City of Antigo,” Matucheski said. “I have a deeper understanding of the reasons behind tasks that I do, I am a better manager and better able to work with situations outside my comfort zone by attending classes.”
In addition to receiving the 2016 Stephen Hintz MPA award, Matucheski is also a 2016 Government Finance Officers Association’s Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship recipient. The $8,000 award will be presented at the Government Finance Officers Association’s 110th annual conference in Toronto May 22–25, 2016.