MARINETTE — Madeline Marquardt, UWGB Marinette Campus Academic Adviser, has been selected as the 2019 Kaplan Award recipient

The Kaplan Award, established in 1993, honors Arthur M. Kaplan, a former provost of the UW Colleges. Recipients are faculty or academic staff members who have made or are making significant and innovative improvements in instruction or in service to students. The annual award provides recipients with a grant that can be used for professional development and/or supplies and equipment.

“Traditionally the Kaplan Award at the UWGB Marinette Campus was funded with a grant from the UW Colleges and matched by the local UW-Marinette Foundation. When the UW system was reorganized, the funding from the Colleges was concluded,” explained UW-Marinette Foundation President Stan Gruszynski. “Part of the mission of our local Foundation is to provide support for professional development for our faculty and staff and we felt it was very important that this recognition of outstanding service continue. The Foundation has decided that we will continue the award and fully fund it, and that means Madeline will receive a $500 grant.”

Marquardt, who has a master’s degree in student affairs administration in higher education, serves as the academic, financial aid, disability services and career services adviser for the domestic students on the Marinette campus.

In response to her selection, Marquardt said, “I am incredibly honored to be the 2019 Kaplan recipient. I love the amount of student contact and faculty interaction I get in my position. The campus feels like a community, and the faculty and staff truly feel like a family.”