Elia Armacanqui-Tipacti’s (Foreign Languages) work as an active
mentor, leader, professor and club adviser for minority ethnic groups,
specifically Latin Americans, earned her a UW System Outstanding Women of Color
Award in Education. Armacanqui-Tipacti also received the same award in 2006.
She attended a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin- Madison to accept her
Amy Boelk (Sociology and Social Work) teamed
with Marty Loy, dean of the College of Professional Studies, to write Losing
a Parent to Suicide (Routledge). The
book focuses on cases of parent suicide and provides insight and strategies to
cope with the resulting grief.
Tony Romano has been named the Development Director
for the college. He will advocate for
and encourage philanthropy among COLS alumni and friends with the aim of
promoting student success. Romano is a 2005 graduate of UW-Stevens Point and
previously served as Development Director for the College of Professional
Studies and then on the senior leadership team for the Athletic
Robert P. Wolensky, emeritus professor of
sociology and social work, co-authored Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy,
Italians, and Organized Crime in the Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania
1897-1959 (Canal History and Technology Press). The book represents
mineworkers’ history touching on the work culture, workplace relationships,
participation in union movements and organized crime within the mines.
Dejan Kuzmanovic (English) received the UW
System P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award recognizes a
UW System faculty, academic or classified staff member, or registered
Univsersity of Wisconsin System student for his or her excellence in advocacy,
research, training or service on behalf of the LGBTQ communities. Kuzmanovic
focuses on 19th- 20th century British literature, psychoanalysis, and theories
of gender and sexuality.
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