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Recognizing the vital collaborations between the business community and the University, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation will recognize an area leader, business or organization at its fourth-annual celebration of collaboration.

Nominations are being accepted for the Collaboration in Action Leadership Award, an honor that acknowledges a leader in the New North whose efforts have impacted educational, cultural and economic changes throughout the region.

Visit to download the nomination form. For more information, call (920) 424-2178 or e-mail Becky Payne at The deadline is July 15.

“As Northeast Wisconsin’s largest four-year comprehensive university, UW Oshkosh is an integral component of New North, but it doesn’t act alone,” said John M. Wollner, ’95 MBA, chairman for the Foundation’s Outreach Committee and corporate relations director at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Appleton. “The Collaboration in Action Leadership Award gives the Foundation an opportunity to show its appreciation for those who have helped the University with its mission.”

The Collaboration in Action Leadership Award will be presented during the Foundation Report to the Community, 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 15 in Room 227 of the Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom. The breakfast meeting is designed for area business and community leaders to gather and learn how the UW Oshkosh Foundation serves the community and region.

New North is a consortium of business, chambers of commerce, civic, economic development, educational, nonprofit and workforce development leaders in 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin. Its vision is to be nationally and globally competitive for advancing job growth while maintaining a superior quality of life for the region’s citizens.