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Annual Report 2010-11

LETTER FROM THE DEAN While our majors vary greatly in the College of Professional Studies (CPS), they share characteristics common to professional programs: national

accreditation, the advancement of knowledge through applied research, and extensive practice-based learning through fieldwork, internships,

and community involvement. CPS students outperform their counterparts

nationally on competitive exams, internship awards, and job placements. Our

programs are at the forefront of innovative collaborative ventures with schools, communities, and employers.

Our college attracts and builds bonds with individuals who care about the well-

being of people. We promote personal and organizational growth through deep

understanding, inventive solutions, and focused action. In CPS, our core values – proactive, resourceful, connected, caring – are more than a motto, they are a way of being for our faculty and staff, our students, and our graduates.

We share this annual report to celebrate our

collective and individual successes from last

year. Please take a look at the individual unit reports at for more details. I am proud to present our 2010-11 year.

Marty Loy, Dean

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Proactive Mission We prepare undergraduate and graduate students for successful professional careers, while we emphasize critical thinking, leadership skills, ethics, and lifelong learning. We stress research and analytic practice among faculty and students to transform our professions, communities, and the world. We collaborate with our professional colleagues to sharpen best practices and to enhance student performance in the fields.

Vision To expand opportunities for bachelor’s and advanced degrees and for research/ development that contributes to a vibrant economy and flourishing communities. To infuse college programs with the commitment to individual, family, and community wellness. To support international experiences, incorporating our knowledge of the peoples of the world in new ways.

Growing Local Resources Globally ................. 2 Winners Giving Back...................................... 4

Resourceful Continuing Education and a Career................ 6 Pointer Battalion’s Leading Lady . . .................. 8

Connected Designing Our Community........................... 10 Partnering in Health Care Education............ 12

Caring Lending a Hero’s Helping Hand................... 14 Gaining a World of Experience..................... 16

More CPS A Donor ’s Story: Securing Our Future.......... 18 College Highlights................................... 20-23 CPS By the Numbers..................................... 24

To explore new, and deepen existing, mutually beneficial partnerships.

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G R O W I N G L O C A L R E S O U R C E S G L O B A L LY College students find inspiration from a variety of sources –

The first well was finished in December 2009 in Bamumbu.

professors, parents, friends, authors, or maybe a moment in

Two more were completed at the Bosa Orphanage and the

time. For human and community resources graduate student

Naka Village in December 2010 while Mbelluh Village was

Sam Dinga, motivation to make a difference came from the

the site for the fourth well. The goal is to complete 40 wells.

tragic loss of his sister. Future plans for two wells to be completed in December 2011 Dinga, a graduate student in the human and community

are in the works when Dinga will travel to Bafut Village, which

resources program, established the Ma-Kah Water for

recently suffered a cholera outbreak. He will travel with seven

All project through the Community Foundation of Central

students from UWSP, St. Louis University, and Stevens

Wisconsin. Named after his sister Ma Kah Rosemary Dinga

Point Area Senior High along with community members from

who died from complications due to unclean water in 2009,

Madison and Milwaukee.

the project aims to raise money to build wells in rural areas of Dingaʼs home country of Cameroon in West Africa.

Dinga’s drive to make an impact doesn’t affect only the villages in Cameroon. As an adjunct faculty member in

Dinga, who earned the prestigious UWSP James H.

the School of Health Promotion and Human Development

Albertson Chancellor’s Leadership Award this year, is able to

(HPHD), he is currently working to establish a service

translate what he learned during his master’s courses into a

learning study abroad trip to allow other students to have this

successful role developing communities. While fundraising on

type of opportunity.

his own, Dinga leads a delegation of donors and volunteers “I am proud of those who believe in what we are doing and I

who work alongside villagers to dig and build each well.

am thankful to all the donors and volunteers,” he said. “Villages that have benefited from our wells are happy and thankful,” said Dinga. “I am surprised how $5,000, the cost

To view additional photos and videos, or to volunteer or

per well, can make such a huge difference.”

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WINNERS GIVING BACK Successful sports teams and communities are built on

When the city of Stevens Point was struck with serious

character, collaboration, and commitment. When it comes to

flooding in September, the athletics department was there.

athletics at UW-Stevens Point, the Pointers have taken their

Forty-five wrestlers, baseball players, and staff filled and tied

success as one of the country’s top athletics programs into

sand bags and helped load dump trucks to assist the city.

the community to make an impact and give back. “Thanks to the unselfish generosity of the athletics Not only did the Pointers claim the All-Sports and Men’s

department and its student-athletes, we were prepared for

Award in the 2010-11 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic

the worst and saw the best in this community,” said Stevens

Conference (WIAC) All-Sports Award standings, UWSP

Point Mayor Andrew Halverson. “Stevens Point would not

earned the Jostens Trophy for the National Association of

be the type of community it is without the huge cooperation

Division III Athletics Administrators, given to scholar-athletes

between UWSP and the city.”

within the NCAA Division III for overall community service. UWSP Athletics is the epitome of Division III, encouraging “The community is so supportive of all of our athletics teams,

student-athletes to take advantage of the many opportunities,

so it is nice to have a chance to give back to them and show

both within and beyond athletics, so that they may develop

our appreciation,” said baseball player Jordan Rennicke.

their full potential as students, athletes, and citizens.

Last year alone, UWSP teams logged more than 1,000 hours

“Earning the Jostens Trophy shows that UWSP student-

of community service such as building houses, and reading

athletes are here for the right reasons,” Rennicke added.

to children, coaching youth sports teams.

“Pointers are servant minded and enjoy giving back because we have been given so much by our incredibly supportive community.”

“This award is a fitting tribute to a program that has earned a national reputation not only for athletic excellence, but for the many ways our Pointers student-athletes give back to our

Community service is a priority for UWSP students as a

community,” said Chancellor Bernie Patterson.

whole, a whole with more than 1,900 students volunteering locally and on service trips last year.

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C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N A N D A C A R E E R When Domtar Corporation, the largest integrated

Those conveniences are what helped her along the way.

manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America,

“Being able to take upper-level business classes at UWMC

announced layoffs at its Port Edwards location in 2008, Jill

and UWSP allowed me to complete all necessary credits

Goffin, ’11, out of work and faced with the decision of finding

in my 104-week time frame with TAA,” said Goffin. “The

another job or returning to school to earn her bachelor’s

convenience of getting bachelor’s degree courses at a


local two-year campus is great both in timesaving and fuel expenses.”

Goffin, who was a freshman at UW-Stevens Point in 1994 before transferring to UW-Marathon County where she

Goffin’s educational journey came full circle in May 2011

earned her associate degree, started working at Domtar in

as she graduated from UWSP with a B.S. in business

1996. She held many positions with the company, including

administration, earning the School of Business Distinguished

supervisor, shift manager, and technical assistant.

Achievement Award.

Goffin enrolled in the UWSP Business Degree Completion

Her hard work paid off even further when, before she even

program at UWMC and took advantage of the Trade

graduated, Wausau Paper offered her a management

Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program, a federal program

position as a converting product development superintendent.

that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity

Jerry Zembrycki, converting and distribution manager at

through aid to U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a

the company said he was impressed with her determination.

result of foreign trade.

“Going back for her degree after several years of working speaks well of Jill’s commitment to succeed,” he said.

But going back to college proved to be a big adjustment. “School and the manner in which technology is used has

“This is a perfect example that even after school, the

change immensely since the mid ’90s,” Goffin said. “But it

challenges of mastering new things are never over,” Goffin

also created more convenient ways of learning and applying

said. “This is just the beginning, and I am excited about what

knowledge in and out of the classroom.”

the future holds.”

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P O I N T E R B AT TA L I O N ’ S L E A D I N G L A D Y Since 1977, the Department of Military Science has always

integrated with the rest of the student body, and it will offer

had the constant presence of two things that go hand in

advanced resources for cadre and cadets.”

hand: blueprints for a new location and a warm smile from office manager Judy Yenter.

ROTC recruitment has also been influenced by the new building, according to Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gano who

Early in her career with UWSP, Yenter brought her ideas to

oversees recruiting operations. “Today’s Army is the best

the table for a new military science building that was being

trained and best equipped service in the world,” he said.

planned on campus. The Pointer Battalion had been housed

“With our new facility, we have a space that reflects our

in the Student Services Building since 1972, one of oldest

nation’s commitment to providing the very best for our

buildings on campus and far from most other classrooms.

soldiers and future leaders.”

Finally come this fall, the program will be nestled into its

Throughout Yenter’s 34 years, new commanders came – a

$1.9 million, 10,000-square-foot custom-designed space,

total of 17 – and went but her initial ideas remained. “There

complete with offices, a 32-seat classroom, a 10-seat tactical

were always plans for a computer lab, even early in the

laboratory, a student computer lab, secure and non-secure

discussion, but the final size of the lab is much larger than

storage space, and joint-use general building storage.

what we drew up originally.”

Located on the north side of the Health Enhancement Center,

In the end, it was Yenter who organized the look and feel

the new space – funded almost entirely by state dollars – is

of the project. From coordinating the colors to selecting the

not just about the cosmetic look and feel.

office and lounge furniture, she saw her vision through.

“Our new building will give ROTC higher visibility on campus,”

“There were so many other campus priorities that took

said Maj. Rob Kehoe, the program’s executive officer who

precedence,” Yenter said. “I never thought it would really

designed the layout concept. “The cadets will feel more

happen, but we are all thrilled that it finally did.”

Th e C o l l e g e of P ro fession a l Stu d i e s adds to the l i f e and l ook of the UWS P c am pus . Th e f o l l o w i n g b uild ing p ro jects w e re c om pl e te d i n 2010-11: Jo h n Rob er t s Wrest l i ng Facility = $65,000

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Ath le tic Tr a in in g Lab Mode r n iz a t io n = $70,000

H ea lt h E n h a n cemen t Cen t er rest ro o ms, lo ck er ro o ms, a n d st o r a g e a rea s = $ 1 . 5 millio n 8

Military Science facility = $1.9 million

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DESIGNING OUR COMMUNITY From the taste of the food to the smell of delightful aromas,

Kucksdorf and Jahns were supervised by IA Associate

a restaurant appeals to many senses. Division of Interior

Professor Katja Marquart as they created a set of UWSP-

Architecture (IA) students Derek Kucksdorf and Konna

themed design concepts and the final layouts for the re-

Jahns helped the nearby Cousins Sub bring two additional

design at Cousins, located on the corner of Division Street

senses – sight and feel – to its customers through the

and Fourth Avenue. Photos of campus life adorn the walls as

division’s new design center’s first remodeling project in the

Pointers Athletics posters and purple and gold chairs provide

campus neighborhood.

customers with a feeling of school spirit.

The design center offers opportunities for its upper-level

“It was a lot of fun working with the students, and customer

students to engage in community design projects and gain

feedback has been very positive,” said Dirk Deford, Cousins

valuable service learning experiences.

team leader. “I was very impressed with the amount of pride the students put into the project.”

“The design center allows students to sharpen their skills through real-life design challenges and experiences while still

“This project was a great piece to put in my portfolio,” added

studying in the program,” said IA Head Nisha Fernando.

Kucksdorf. “It was definitely a conversation piece when I applied for grad school in New York City.”

“The Cousins Subs re-design, along with my required internship, has prepared me for what’s to come after I

The division will continue to work with the campus and the

graduate,” Jahns said. “It was stressful at times to meet

Stevens Point community on similar design projects in the

deadlines and to wonder how our clients would react to our

future that focus on non-profit organizations or individuals

design presentations; however, the entire process was so

who normally would not have access to designers.

exciting and rewarding as we got to see our design ideas come to life!”

S t u d e n ts a n d fa culty in CP S p ro gram s are i n he l pi ng prof e s s i ons , s o the y nat ur al l y f i nd w a y s to m a k e a d ifferen ce in th e l i ve s of othe rs . Be l ow are s e rvi c e s off e re d b y CPS p ro g ra m s to the co mmu n ity: C e nt er f or C ommu n ic a tiv e Disord ers C e nt er f or Economic Ed u cation C e nt r al Wi scon sin Economic Res earch B u rea u C P S C af é UW-Stevens Point

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P A R T N E R I N G I N H E A LT H C A R E E D U C AT I O N In a time of economic uncertainty, students make every

In addition to the five articulation agreements with Mid-State,

effort to complete their degrees in the most efficient way

UWSP has seven agreements established with Northcentral

possible. For some that means attending a two-year program

Technical College in Wausau.

before transferring to UW-Stevens Point, but in past years in the School of Health Care Professions (SHCP), transfer

“Students have an opportunity to receive credit for prior

students from technical colleges were asked to repeat prior

learning experiences through coursework and can complete

learning experiences. With new agreements with Mid-State

the bachelor’s degree in Central Wisconsin,” she said. “With

Technical College now in place, students’ prior learning will

the two technical colleges within close proximity to UWSP, it

be recognized, ultimately saving them time and money in

is a convenience to students.”

earning their bachelor’s degree. “This is a tremendous opportunity. I’m very excited about the Officials from UWSP and Mid-State signed an agreement in

possibilities,” said Gene Guenther, a MSTC graduate who

April to provide students in health care fields with a smooth

plans to enter the SHCP program in the near future.

transition from MSTC to UWSP, allowing them to complete their bachelor’s degrees in health care administration or

According to Raab, the ability to obtain a bachelor’s degree

health care informatics. Eligible students already have their

will help health care professionals qualify for promotions

associate degrees in Mid-State’s respiratory therapist, clinical

and advance in their careers. “This is a very good way for

research coordinator, paramedic technician, and biomedical

medical clerks, paramedics, and anyone looking towards

information technician programs.

management to learn the needed skills to take on supervisory positions,” she said.

“These articulation agreements meet the spirit of the UW System initiative to increase the educational level of

This is a win-win partnership for everyone involved. “There’s

Wisconsin residents by making it easier to create shared

reason to celebrate on behalf of students and on behalf of

solutions to emerging challenges,” said UWSP School of

the communities we serve,” said MSTC Service and Health

Health Care Professions Head Susan Raab.

Division Dean Janet Newman.

C PS h a s h u n dreds of pa rtn ersh ips l oc al l y, re gi onal l y, and ac ros s the nat i on i n b us i ne s s , clini c a l , h e a l th care, an d edu cati onal s e tti ngs . Partne rs hi ps f orm e d i n 20 1 0 - 11 i nc l ude d: Central Wi s c ons i n A llia n ce fo r Earl y Chi l dhoo d Educ ati on

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He alt h Care P rofe s s ions ar t ic ulat ions wit h M id- St at e and Nor t hc e nt r al Te c hnic al Colle ge s


B us i ness and Econom i cs de gree com pl eti on w i th UWMC and i nternershi ps inc reased f rom 26 to 75

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LENDING A HERO’S HELPING HAND When Hannah Stewart, ’11, was planning a trip to Nairobi,

she said. “We wanted to go to an area where the children

Kenya, she knew she wanted to make a difference and have

needed resources, attention, and love; we wanted to make a

a unique experience. Before she left Central Wisconsin, the


early childhood education major collected food, clothing, shoes, and toys with students in her Programs for Children

The four days the family spent with the children, showering

and Families class. When Stewart and her family arrived at

them with gifts of love, seemed surreal.”There were 30 to 40

the Jamii Orphanage in January 2011, they were stocked with

children at the orphanage by day, but nearly 70 by the end of

seven suitcases filled with donations.

each night.” Steward said.

Stewart’s efforts led to her being presented the inaugural

“A young boy asked if roads in America are really paved in

College of Professional Studies Hero Award. What was an

gold,” Stewart recalled. “America is only a dream for these

initial scholarship created and funded by the friends and


family of Casey Gazdik, a health promotion major who was suddenly struck ill and died from blastomycosis (a rare lung

Even though she was there to teach the children, in the end it

infection) in 2001, was transformed into the Hero Award.

was the children who taught her the most important lessons.

The award is presented to a deserving CPS student who

“Human life has never been more real to me,” said Stewart.

has demonstrated the ability to overcome or help someone

“The children of Jamii made me a better person, and I will

overcome an obstacle in life through courage or ability,

never be able to thank them enough for that.”

bravery, or noble qualities. The CPS Hero Award also provides a way for donors to Stewart helped others overcome, indeed. “We knew

remember and honor their personal hero through a gift to

Kenya would be absolutely beautiful, but we also knew

the fund. Visit to honor your hero

that it would be very poverty-stricken in the orphanages,”

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T h e C o l l ege o f Pro f essi onal Studies a w a rd ed 128 sch o l a rsh i ps, totalling $79,650, d u ri n g 2010-11 an increase of 22.5 p ercen t f ro m th e p re vious year. 14

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GAINING A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE Study abroad programs are designed to give students an

associated with the defect. Unlike cleft palate teams in the

opportunity to be immersed in a culture, but they can also

U.S. that follow 100-200 patients annually, the state-of-the-art

offer unique life-changing experiences. For 15 speech-

team at the CAIF treats over 3,000 patients each year.

language pathology graduate students from the School of Communicative Disorders (ComD), their experience last

“The most valuable takeaway for the students was realizing

summer was that and much more as Pam Terrell, Ph.D., led

that even though they didn’t speak Portuguese, they could

a 12-day program to the Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Care

still evaluate voice, resonance, and articulation in a foreign

(CAIF) in Curitiba, Brazil.

language with the skills they had,” Terrell said. “I think they felt more confident in their overall skills as a result of this

Terrell was inspired to create the opportunity while on an

experience and developed greater cultural competence and

Operation Smile mission to Nicaragua in 2006, where she

respect for other cultures.”

met two Brazilian plastic surgeons who became her mentors. She introduced the CAIF study abroad program after she

Students were exposed to rare syndromes, a multidisciplinary

returned, providing the first international learning experience

diagnostic and treatment process, current surgical

for ComD students.

techniques, nasoendoscopic evaluation assessment of velopharyngeal impairment, and the use of prosthodontics.

“It’s very hard to study abroad as a communicative disorders major because our course of study is so specific and

“My experiences in Brazil provided numerous once-in-

regimented,” said Terrell. “If a student takes a semester to

a-lifetime opportunities that will remain with me as good

study abroad, it adds at least one year to their studies.”

memories and learning experiences for years to come,” said graduate student Callie Joosten. “I learned a lot about

Students gained knowledge regarding cleft lip and palate

myself and was challenged to try new things each day.”

as they completed ComD 786 (Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders), but this experience in Brazil provided them

Terrell and Head of ComD Gary Cumley, Ph.D., are working

with practical experiences regarding the different surgical

with the Wisconsin Nicaragua Project on developing another

procedures, as well as a diverse cultural perspective

international educational experience for graduate students.

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A DONOR’S GIFT: SECURING OUR FUTURE Throughout his 32 years of teaching in the School of

Committed to giving, the Haines took advantage of creative

Business and Economics (SBE), Jim Haine was able to

giving opportunities that significantly benefit them, CPS, and

achieve professional and personal success at the highest

SBE. They founded the Jim and Madeleine Haine Fund in

levels. From 1976-2008, the business law professor inspired

2002 that directly impacts the department.

many students to reach their own highest potential while learning so much from them in return.

“We know our gifts are used in the most meaningful and effective way possible,” Madeleine said. Funds are used for

“Teaching at UW-Stevens Point was one of the most

such things as social events, student and faculty awards

enjoyable things I’ve ever done,” he said. “I never thought of

ceremonies, recruiting, accreditation, or anything else the

it as ‘work.’ My students were some of the best people I’ve

associate dean deems appropriate.

ever gotten to know.” The Haines said they established an endowment with the While he was always aware of students’ needs, it was when

UWSP Foundation, “because of the great need that UWSP

he served as division chair in the mid 1980s and again in the

has. State support for the university has been declining

early 1990s that Haine became mindful of a high demand for

at a steady rate for over 30 years and is a trend that will

departmental funding that wasn’t included in the operating


budget. In 2002, he decided he wanted make sure the department wouldn’t be strapped for funds in the future.

“Those of us who are friends of UWSP must contribute to make up for this loss or see our university’s programs

His wife, Madeleine, also felt a responsibility to give back to

decline,” Professor Haines said, who encourage others to

the College of Professional Studies, but for a different reason.

join them in making a gift. “The need is great and the need

“I believe our university strongly prepared me for my career

is now. Your gift will make a difference now and well into the

as a middle school teacher,” said Madeleine, who earned


her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education as a nontraditional student.

Th e re a re m a ny way s to lea v e a l e gac y at UWSP that w on’t i m pac t the way you l i ve . Ta lk to y o u r f ina n cia l ad v iso r a bout w ays you c an m ake a di ff e re nc e i n t he Col l e g e of Prof e s s i o n a l S tu d ies thro u gh a p l anne d gi f t, or l e arn how to i nc l ude UW - St e ve ns Poi nt F o u n d a ti o n i n y o u r will o r liv ing trus t at uw s p.e du/ f oundati on. UW-Stevens Point


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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS School of Health Care Professions students completed semester-long service learning projects in collaboration with many community partners then presented

their projects at the end of the semester. One such project involving students Amy Simmons (left) and Kelly Lloyd (right) was supervised by Ministry Health Care Director of Education Margie LeBarge.

Britta Peterson, the WIAC

Player of the Year and Central Region Player of the Year,

added one more accolade to her already lengthy highlight

reel. Her jersey was placed in the Women’s Basketball Hall

of Fame’s “Ring of Honor” as

The School of Business and Economics continued

a reflection of her outstanding

its study abroad programs by again offering its China

play in the 2010-11 season.

Internship Program in Beijing and Tianjin. Students spent

Petersen is the first UWSP

the first few days in China getting acclimated and enjoying

player to have her jersey

tourist activities in Beijing before moving to Tianjin, a port

displayed in the Women’s

city of about 12 million people.

Basketball Hall of Fame since the display opened in 1999.

The health promotion/wellness (HP/W) program received the

Distinguished Academic Program

Award from the National Wellness Institute, recognizing outstanding academic programs that meet

or exceed national accreditation

standards for wellness education and consistently produce highquality graduates ready to

implement wellness and health

promotion programs in a variety of settings. UW-Stevens Point


College of Professional Studies

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Fourth-year students in the Clinical

Training Education (CAATE) completed its

completed their capstone presentations

a full report in June. UWSP will hear from

Communicative Disorders partners

status and hopes to gain a five- or seven-

of Communicative Disorders to offer

achieved 100 percent passing rate for the

Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) program

accreditation visit this fall and submitted

on May 6. The UWSP School of

CAATE in late August about its accreditation

with the UW-Madison Department

year accreditation award. The program also

UWSP’s only doctoral degree.

Board of Certification exam, well above the

The joint

national average

accredited by

11 seniors who

on Academic


program is

of 57 percent. All

the Council

took the exam

Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language

Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-

Hearing Association. Fourth-year Au.D. student Chad

Kittleson, who presented on patients’ recall of hearing

evalutation results, was advised by Assistant Professor of Audiology Becky Henning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics Scott Wallace received the 2011

Midwest Business Administration Association


McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award

for Academy of

Business Economics in Chicago. He also

published papers on tuitions and fees in higher education

and presented a paper on the financial crisis to local service and educational organizations. UW-Stevens Point

The UWSP Employee Wellness program earned the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Bronze Award. UWSP was the only UW campus to receive any level of the award. 21

College of Professional Studies

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS As a physician in Nigeria, Afolake

Dada recognized that addressing health-related needs in her community

required more

Amazing work was completed by our dietetics and

health promotion students through the Wood County Health Department Communities Putting Prevention

to Work (CPPW) Practicum. Projects included Farmto-School, Restaurant Menu Labeling, School and

Worksite Vending, Reducing Screen Time, and Physical Activity/Nutrition Education.

than a medical

degree. To impact

community issues related to people’s health, Dada needed knowledge and skills in organizational leadership, management, sustainability, as well as program development and evaluation. She enrolled in the human and community resources (HCR) master’s degree

program at UWSP, offered by the School of Health Promotion and

Human Development. Dada applied her new knowledge and skills in the Stevens Point community by serving as a Rotary Ambassadorial

Scholar. As a graduate of this program, Dada is prepared to integrate

her HCR skills into her medical practice to make an impact in Nigeria.

Over $20,400 was raised when the UWSP football team donned pink uniforms against Albion on

September 25. It’s believed to be the NCAA’s first regular-season pink football game to raise funds

for cancer research. Autographed jerseys were auctioned to fans with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central Wisconsin and to former Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers UW-Stevens Point 22 wide receiver Bill Schroeder’s Circle of Friends Foundation.

College of Professional Studies

CPS BY THE NUMBERS 2 0 10 -11 Unde r g r adu at e M ajo r s Bu s i n e s s & E c o n o m ic s����������������������� 8 02 C o m mu n ic at ive D i s or de r s ����������������� 127 Wi s c o n s i n Re s ide nt s  O ut o f St at e  For e ig n

2 , 695 13 0 83

E duc at io n � ����������������������������������������� 7 24 He a lt h P r o mo t io n & Hu m a n D e v.������ 470 He a lt h C a r e P r of e s s io n s�������������������� 4 4 0 He a lt h , E xe r c i s e S c ie nc e & At h le t ic s��� 3 8 8 I nt e r ior A r c h it e c t u r e������������������������� 152

2 0 0 9 -10 C P S G r adu a t e s E mploye d I n Fi e ld 14 5 Fu r t h e r S c ho ol i n g  78 E mploye d O ut o f Fi e ld 49

G ra d u a t e S t u d en t s F u l l - t i m e................... 173 Graduate/Continuing Students Part-time.... 1,127 Fe m a l e  M a l e To t a l E n r ol l m e nt

196 6 94 2 2 ,9 0 8

F a cu l t y & S t aff....................................... 157 S t u d e n t P ro f essi on al Org an i zat i on s.......... 25

2010-11 CPS Faculty Promotions Katja Marquart (IA)..........Associate Professor, Tenure

Christine Gould (SOE)........................... Full Professor

Tamara Gumz (ComD)..................... Completed Ph.D.

Daniel McCarty (SHCP)...Associate Professor, Tenure

JoAnne Katzmarek (SOE)..................... Full Professor

Maysee Herr (SOE).......................... Completed Ph.D.

Kevin Neumann (SBE)....Associate Professor, Tenure

Jasia Steinmetz (HPHD)....................... Full Professor

Marsha Larson (HPHD).................... Completed Ph.D.

Christine Schalow (SBE).... Associate Professor, Tenure

Annie Wetter (HPHD)............................ Full Professor

Holly Schmies (HESA)..................... Completed Ph.D.

School of Health, Exercise Science and Athletics

Business • Accounting • Economics

Physical Education • Athletic Training

School of Communicative Disorders

School of Health Care Professions

Communicative Disorders

Clinical Laboratory Sciences • Health Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology, MS • Audiology, AUD School of Education Early Childhood Education • Elementary Education • Special Education

Division of Interior Architecture Interior Architecture

Elementary Education, MS • General Education, MS

Department of Athletics

School of Health Promotion and Human Development

Department of Military Science/Army ROTC

Dietetics • Family and Consumer Sciences • Health Promotion Nutritional Sciences, MS • Human and Community Resources, MS

Ca rin g

C on n ect ed

R es ourcef ul

P roa c t ive School of Business and Economics

CPS - Continuing Education

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UWSP College of Professional Studies Annual Report 2010-11  

UWSP College of Professional Studies Annual Report 2010-11

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