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Recognizing the vital collaborations between the business community and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the UWO Foundation will recognize an area leader, business or organization at its 6th Annual Celebration of Collaboration on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

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 the UW Oshkosh Foundation website to download the nomination form. The nomination deadline is June 15.

The Collaboration in Action Leadership Award will be presented during the Foundation Report to the Community, 7:30-9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23rd in 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.

For more information, call (920) 424-2178 or email Donna O’Brien.

Donna O’Brien, director of development for the UW Oshkosh Foundation, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.