Faculty and Staff Fall 2019 Convocation Awards

Published: August 27, 2019

Faculty and staff were honored at the Fall Convocation ceremony for their contributions to the university:

*Note: You can find last year's award winners here.

Academic Staff Distinguished Service AwardDenise Olstinske

Denise Olstinske - PACC Program Director

Denise Olstinske is the Director of Parkside’s Access to College Credit (PACC) Program. In addition, she is also Co-Director for the Center for Professional Studies, Co-Director for the Master of Applied Professional Studies, and ARMY ROTC Staff Liaison. Read more.





University Staff Distinguished Service AwardMary Henderson

Mary Henderson - Program Associate, Institute of Professional Educator Development

Mary Henderson is a Program Associate for the Institute of Professional Educator Development at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in the Teacher Education department. She handles all of the administrative support duties for the department. Read more.





Jennifer Wagner - Financial Specialist Senior, Facilities ManagementJennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner is the Financial Specialist Senior in the Facilities Management department at UW-Parkside. In addition, she also serves as co-chair for the University Staff Committee and is the main contact on campus for the university Meals on Wheels team. Read more.






Faculty Distinguished Service AwardPaul Mohazzabi

Pirooz "Paul" Mohazzabi - Professor, Physics

Pirooz “Paul” Mohazzabi is a professor of Physics in the Mathematics and Physics department here at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He first joined the university in January of 1986, bringing with him ten years of prior experience as faculty of physics and engineering at other institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Read more.




Excellence in Advising AwardMary Beuscher

Mary Beuscher - Academic and Career Advisor, CNHS

Mary Beuscher is an Academic and Career Advisor in the College of Natural and Health Sciences, and a Nationally Certified Career Development Facilitator. Read more.





Community Engaged Learning and Research Award

Norman Cloutier - Professor (Emeritus), EconomicsNorman Cloutier

Norman Cloutier is a professor (emeritus) in the Economics Department at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Read more.








University of Wisconsin-Parkside Diversity AwardKm White

Kim White - Academic and Career Center Adviser

Kim White serves as the manager of the Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) at the university. She is also one of the campus’ Safe Zone Facilitators. Read more.









Stephanie Sirovatka-Marshall - Student Center, DirectorStephanie Sirovatka-Marshall

Stephanie Sirovatka-Marshall serves as the Director of the Student Center at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is also one of the campus’ Safe Zone Facilitators. Read more.







Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

Ross Astoria - Associate Professor, Political Science & LawRoss Astoria

Ross Astoria, J.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of Political Science & Law at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Read more.











John Skalbeck - Professor, GeosciencesJohn Skalbeck

Dr. Skalbeck is Professor of Geosciences and the Academic Director for the Master of Science in Sustainable Management program. Read more.






Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award

Suresh Chalasani - Professor, Management Information SystemsSuresh headshot

Dr. Suresh Chalasani is a professor of Management Information Systems at UW-Parkside. He also serves as the Academic Director for the Flexible Option Bachelor of science in Business Administration (Flex BSBA), an innovative program that helps non-traditional and working adults complete their degree requirements by demonstrating mastery of program competencies. Read more.




Rebecca Sawasky-Johnson - Senior Lecturer, Mathematics Rebecca Sawasky-Johnson

Rebecca Sawasky Johnson is a senior lecturer in the Mathematics and Physics department at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Read more.


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