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Welcome to the CPS Monday Message - an enewsletter from the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean's Office.

Through Sharing Joy, Jose Saul Vasquez earns 2019 CPS Heroes Award

Heroes AwardA native of Osicala, El Salvador, Jose Saul Vasquez has a passion for service and helping others. In 2013, the School of Business and Economics started Sharing Joy, a non-profit to honor the memory of his sister and help hundreds of disabled children and adults. For his dedication and selfless efforts, Jose was awarded the 2019 College of Professional Studies Heroes Award. Read More | Watch Video

End-of-Year Banquet Recaps

AwardsAs the end of the school year nears, our programs have celebrated with their awards banquets to honor the top students and thank our donors.

Reeder's Ruck helps scholarship reach endowment

Reeder's RuckPrior to the start of Saturday's Reeder's Ruck, LTC Wendy Tokach announced the Alex Reeder Memorial Scholarship has reached the endowment mark as Stacy Reeder presented the final $1. The Ranger Challenge Club and ROTC program hosted the 8-mile ruck march and run/walk along the Wisconsin River as many participants carried a 35-pound backpack. View Photos | Watch Race Start

Graduating seniors set to earn university honors

Old MainWith commencement right around the corner, the best of the Class of 2019 will be recognized in the next couple weeks as our best students will earn the Chancellor's Leadership Award (May 6) and the Albertson Medallion (May 17).

Faculty and staff earn University Awards

Deanna DeisingStudents aren't the only ones receiving awards lately; our faculty/staff are collecting hardware as well! Congrats to the following:

Designing for Wellness research featured

ResearchInterior architecture student Natalie Smith '19, mentored by Prof. Nisha Fernando, presented research from an independent study on "Designing for Wellness: A Study on Well Design and its Influence on Users" at the 18th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity April 26. View Photos

Dietetics Senior Celebration

Dietetics "Ti Auguriamo Buona Fortuna" translates to "I wish you luck" and was the message as junior dietetics students in FN 347 - Introduction to Food Service hosted an Italian-themed celebration dinner for our senior class April 25 in the CPS Café. View Photos

Business students complete The Branch projects

The Branch Congratulations to 12 business students from the Stevens Point and Wausau campuses who completed their skills-accelerator program at The Branch last week, thanks to the Mark and Julie Smiley Scholarship. These students worked on innovative challenge projects for M3 Insurance and Church Mutual Insurance Company. View Photos

Pointers take over Miller Park

Hockey The UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team continued celebrating its national championship win by throwing out the first pitch Friday night at the Milwaukee Brewers game. View Photos

Marty's Message

Be sure to read the article in this week’s Monday message about Deanna Deising who recently received a prestigious University Service Award.

Deanna serves as the administrative assistant for the School of Health Promotion and Human Development. Like each of our college support staff, Deana tends the details needed to create an efficient and effective office. Contracting, budgets and record keeping are part of her daily routine; as are providing day-to-day support to faculty; and supervising a small army of student employees.  

However, that is not all that Deanna or other CPS assistants pull off each year. This year, Deanna also served as the ADA for the Division of Interior Architecture. She organized two awards banquets, several advisory board meetings, and many other department, student, faculty and alumni events. In particular, the decorations and photo booth at Deanna’s banquets are examples of her thoughtfulness and attention to detail.  

Congratulations Deanna and a big THANK YOU to each of our administrative support staff on the important role you play on the CPS team.   

Marty Loy,
CPS Dean

 

One Word Wednesday

One Word Wednesday Our One Word Wednesday social media feature continues as we ask students, faculty and staff to describe UW-Stevens Point in one word: #UWSPOneWord.
 

#HiredPointers

#HiredPointers From interior designers to teachers, CPS seniors are being hired even before they graduate! See where these Pointers are starting their careers. Hired Before Graduation

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