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Student named Hero for saving stranger’s life

Heroes AwardHow does someone save a life of a person they have never met? Dillon Huth, a senior athletic training student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, did just that when he donated bone marrow to a stranger in need through the Be The Match Foundation. For his efforts and courage, Huth was awarded the 2014 College of Professional Studies Heroes Award. Read More | Watch Video

University Award Recipients

University AwardsExcellence and service of UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff was recognized Monday, May 5 at the University Awards Reception in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room. Receiving awards from the College of Professional Studies were Academic Staff Spirit of Community Service Award: Eva Donohoo, Excellence in Teaching Award: Kathleen Miller Stumpf Julin, Outstanding Work Performance Award: Nancy Habermann and Tou Her. Read More

CPS departments celebrate and award scholarships

SHCP BanquetThe best and brightest in the College of Professional Studies were honored at the various department banquets held during the past two weeks.

Insights of Interns

Insights of InternsWhether it's spending a semester learning about phlebotomy or providing speech therapy for children, students from the College of Professional Studies share what it's like get a taste of the working life. View Photos

Local students learn about cause and effect in CCIT

CCIT Students in Mrs. Beth Helgeson third-grade class from St. Stephen School spent the day learning in the UW-Stevens Point Center for Collaborative & Interactive Technologies (CCIT) as School of Education preservice teachers observed and participated the lessons. Read More | View Photos

School of Education helps community reach, stare, connect

Daniel Coyle“Reach, stare and connect” were the three keys New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle emphasized to discovering talent in oneself and in others as he spoke with nearly 400 local educators, parents, community members and UW-Stevens Point students April 29 at the Sentry Theater in Stevens Point. The event was the third of the three-part Point in Common community speaker series. Read More | View Photos | Watch Video

Athletics making an impact in the community

Baseball at McDill"Practice Makes Perfect" was the theme of the day as members of the UW-Stevens Point baseball team taught young students about the importance of learning and having fun when they visited McDill Elementary School April 25. Read More | View Photos

Trevor Spears Health promotion/wellness student Trevor Spears, a freshman on the UW-Stevens Point Wrestling team, has raised nearly $2,000 for cancer research and last week presented a check to Ministry Health Care and Marshfield Clinic's Stevens Point Cancer Center in honor of his grandfather, Dennis Roh. Read More

HP/W program receives Distinguished Program Award

Wellness Award The UWSP health promotion/wellness program was recently honored with a Distinguished Program Award for Best Medical Wellness Program for a University by the Medical Wellness Association. This award is in recognition of a long history of producing outstanding, entry-level health and wellness experts for wellness positions across the country. Read More

Nicolet College, UWSP partner for education program

Nicolet Partnership A new program at Nicolet College will provide a smooth transition for students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at UW-Stevens Point. The associate of science elementary education emphasis program will allow Nicolet College graduates to transition into the School of Education. Read More

Marty's Message

Each year, we honor one College of Professional Studies student who has been heroic. In some cases the recipient has overcome a challenge, in other cases they have advocated for something larger than themselves, and in other cases, they have helped someone in need. Students are nominated for the Heroes Award by CPS faculty or staff, and are selected by our CPS cabinet.
Award recipients receive a medal; and a photo along with a description of their heroism is on display throughout the year next to the dean's office. This year, the CPS Heroes Award was presented to athletic training senior Dillon Huth, who gifted his bone marrow to save a stranger’s life.
The award also comes with a substantial scholarship. Initial funding came from family and friends of Casey Gazdik, a student in our college who died in 2001; but since then, many people have honored their own hero by making contributions to the fund. When someone makes a gift of any size, his or her hero is forever part of the award
Each year the award is presented on behalf of a person who was honored through a gift to the fund. This past weekend, our CPS hero was presented in honor of alum and friend of UWSP Carl Wohlbier '58 who passed away earlier this year (read what Dick Cable and Judy Anderson wrote about Carl here). It was heartwarming to see Carl’s family and friends who were on hand to congratulate Dillon and remember their own hero.  

The CPS Heroes Award honors true, real-life heroes–it is truly special.

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

Upcoming Events

May 6
National Teacher Day
CPS 109
Treat served beginning at 9 a.m.

May 12-16
Finals Week

May 13
Italian Ice with the Dean
1-3 p.m.
CPS Café

May 17
Multi-Activity Center
2 p.m.

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni Maps
Find out where CPS alumni are and what they are doing with their degrees on the new interactive alumni maps! Alumni can now tell us what's new and connect with other Pointers around the world by adding information to one of our alumni maps! CPS alumni maps are separated by program. View Alumni Maps

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