Initially started as a scholarship created and funded by the friends
and family of Casey Gazdik
, a health promotion/wellness major who was suddenly
struck ill and died from blastomycosis (a rare lung infection) in 2001,
was transformed into the Heroes Award.
Starting in 2016, we are offering two CPS Heroes Awards! One recognizes a student hero and a second award recognizes a faculty/staff hero.
The Student Heroes Award honors one College of Professional Studies student each year who has done something heroic. In some cases the recipient has overcome a challenge, in other cases they have been advocates for something bigger than themselves, and in yet other cases, they have helped someone in need. The award will include a $1,000 scholarship.
The Faculty Heroes Award honors one College of Professional Studies faculty or staff member each year who has done something heroic. In some cases the recipient has been heavily involved in an organization or community activity, in other cases they have developed a program to meet a community need or the needs of an individual; and in many cases they involved UWSP students in their cause. The award will include a $1,000 (non-salary) grant to advance the work of the program or cause.