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UWO Foundation

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625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-2178

Professorships and Awards

Our donors support our teaching staff in a variety of ways, including awards that highlight research, recognitions that honor community service and endowments that award excellence in teaching.

Rosebush Professorship

The John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship recognizes UW Oshkosh faculty members for teaching, professional achievement and public service. Nominees are considered in a selection process by a panel representing all University governance groups.

Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are selected based on their teaching excellence, service, professional commitment and scholarly growth. A committee of faculty, students and staff determines who will receive the honor.

Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award

The Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Service was created in memory of a retired history professor who dedicated her professional life to promoting faculty governance and academic freedom. The UW Oshkosh Faculty Senate annually selects a faculty member with an exceptional University service record to receive the award.

Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships are 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.