WAUKESHA – The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha recognized students who received departmental honors and achievement awards at its spring Honors & Degree ceremony May 22.
Department honors are awarded to any UW-Waukesha student nominated by faculty for truly outstanding work in their discipline. Honors are only bestowed when an individual department so designates. The following students were honored: Carissa Rohde (Oconomowoc, biology), Zachary Viegut (Oconomowoc, biology), Jacob Rankin (Waukesha, philosophy), Kimberly Wendorf (Waukesha, philosophy) and Lucas Kasal (Milwaukee, political science).
Achievement awards are given to graduating students nominated by campus staff and faculty for their significant contributions to student life. Many of them serve on committees, work for campus departments and participate in student clubs. The following students were honored: Lisa Brady (West Allis, Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa); Rebecca Hamrick (St. Francis, Student Government Association and Campus Ambassador); Joshua Kolb (Ixonia, Student Government Association and Campus Ambassador); Doug Lund (Hartland, Student Government Association); Hayden Look (Waterford, Activities Coordination Team); Andrew Stiles (West Allis, Yoga Club); Dan Kriefall (Waukesha, Older Wiser Learners); Chase Bayer (Oconomowoc, Adventure Club); Brittany Fowler (Waterford, Campus Ambassadors and Circle K); Everett Frisch (Brookfield, Gaming Club); Rachel Pieper (Wauwatosa, Outstanding Student Worker for Academic Success Center and Campus Ambassador); and Dan Pease (Waukesha, Pride Alliance).
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.