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Faculty and Student Awards

Mount Mary proudly supports women and other members of our community who excel personally and professionally and impact their communities.

Congratulations to Students Named to the Fall '14 Dean's List

Dean's List Fall 2014
  • Amanda Marie Alolor
    Sarah Marie Amoroso
    Amber Denise Andrastek
    Daisy Arevalo
    Sarah M Arnold
    Berenice Bahena Jurado
    Nicole Ashley Balistreri
    Megan Ann Ball
    Rachel Louise Barker
    Rebecca Gayle Basten
    Sophie Lauren Beck
    Kristine Elizabeth Bennett
    Megan M Biere
    Diane Marie Blazejovsky
    Mary F Bott
    Grace Beverly Brown
    Mary Elizabeth Buchmeier
    Quashonda Monique Bufford
    Elizabeth Burgos
    Sheila Latrice Carter
    Leah Javerly Cashaw
    Emily Louise Chapman
    Kelly Jo Christensen
    Haley Kenicia Coleman
    Cecily Michelle Conard
    Alexis Rose Cooper
    Patricia Ann Cottonaro
    Michelle Lea Dabel
    Sydney Lynn Dahlstrom
    Josie Christine Degner
    Gianna Francesca DeLoney
    Michele Elizabeth Derdzinski
    Kelsey Elizabeth Dickson
    Amanda Rae DiPalma
    Katherine Marie Donnelly
    Jennifer Suzanne Dono
    Marissa Anne Dooley
    Carmen Marie Douglas
    Paige Cassandra Drew
    Catherine Gene Dulan
    Kelli Jean Dunham
    Kathryn Elizabeth Edwards
    Lisa Amber Espinoza
    Claudia Evangelista
    Noor Sameer Ewis
    Tarteel Khaled Farhud
    Naureen Fatima
    Sarah Danielle Fink
    Samantha Helen Finn
    Paige Flanagan
    Harmony Rose French
    Madeline Emily Fritz
    Andrea Beth Frkovich
    Heather Kathleen Furness
    Kathryn Anne Gaar
    Kayla Marie Gardner
    Alicia Marie Gauden
    Rebekah Marie Genich
    Maggie Rae Gerstner
    Kate Marie Giaimo
    Taylor Lynn Girard
    Lindsey Lee Gohr
    Valerie Angelica Gonzales
    Jessica Gonzalez
    Alexandria Danielle Graham
    Stephanie Catherine Gratz
    Marissa Rose Groh
    Emily Kathryn Guirlinger
    Emily Minda Gutjahr
    Nicole Marie Guyett
    Natalie Guyette
    Jerrica Guzman
    Catherine Marie Haight
    Stephanie Anne Hardwick
    Tiisha Rai Harrell
    Evone Kimberly Harris
    Chelsea Elizabeth Hassi
    Lyndsay Nicole Haubrich
    Danyale A Hegwood
    Mariah Rose Heisel
    Kelsey Leigh Henke
    Pa Chang Her
    Nikkie Her
    Pamela Bee Her
    Brynn Kathleen Herbert
    Karina Hernandez
    Mary Hanna Herzog
    Erica Anne Hill
    Hannah Joyce Hills
    Tricia Nicole Hohnl
    Sharise Nichole Hollingsworth
    Hilary Kathryn Honsa
    Phoenix Hulsey
    Shauna Lynn Jacobs
    Sylvania Mae Jacobs
    Monica Lynn Janczak
    Jessica Johnson
    Jessica Lynn Jones
    Jessika Danijah Jones
    Janelle Sherry Judy
    Jaimi Rae Justman
    Kirsten Noelle Kaat
    Adriyel Anna Katsma
    Erin Elizabeth Kaupla
    Allison Marie Kelly
    Kimberly Lauren Kendzierski
    Grace Khimani
    Lauren Renee Kidd
    Heidi Jean Kiggins
    Jill Killick
    Mikaela Gabrielle Kinjerski
    Natalie Noreen Klucarich
    Katie Lynn Kozlowski
    Kristen Lee Krebs
    Christine Rose Kugler
    Elise Feree Kuhlow
    Rebecca Michelle Larson
    Paige Marie Lemke
    Lissandra Lopez
    Julia Marie Luebke
    Sarah Ann Mahn
    Samantha Jo Mandich
    Erika Maqueda
    LaSharyce L McBride
    Emily Corinne McIlree
    Jennifer Lynn McKibbins
    Ana Teresa Hauer Mercado
    Ashley Ann Messier
    Asia Iqbal Mian
    Erin Cristeen Mihor
    Megan Leigh Moe
    Shannon Christina Molter
    Vanessa Morales
    Agnieszka Irena Mosio
    Nhung Tuyet Nguyen
    Duyen My Nguyen
    Emily Rose Ninnemann
    Dawn M Oberman
    Madeline Senn Olsan
    Isamar Natali Ornelas
    Victoria Evana Ostergaard
    Jessica Nicole Osuocha
    Tiffany Brooke Ouwerkerk
    Megan Marie Palbicki
    Angela Mae Parker
    Elizabeth Perez
    Carla M Perez
    Leah Marie Perez
    Michaela Rose Peterson
    Sara K Pica
    Sarah A Potts
    Alicia Susanne Povlich
    Anita Michelle Pyant
    Abigail Therese Radish
    Jasmin M Ramirez
    Heidi Elizabeth Ratzlaff
    Ericka Brooke Rehrer
    Rachel Vivian Reichardt
    Caitlin Joanna Rice
    Emily Marie Ristow
    Jennifer Ann Rivers
    Hayley Robinson
    Kathryn Regina Roell
    Andrea Agnes Marie Roell
    Irma N Rondin-Valle
    Arcelia Yasmin Roque
    Lauren Elise Roskos
    Colleen Michelle Ryan
    Yvonne Marie Samuel
    Celeste Chantal Savage
    Ebanie Marie Schmidt
    Rachel J Schneider
    Trinae Schneider
    Carly Erin Schulz
    Erica Ashley Schwartz
    Katherine Schweigl
    Chloe Lane Seeger
    Brittany Renee Seemuth
    Mayra Serna
    Danielle Rose Sherrer
    Libby Renee Sjoerdsma
    Brooklynne Jeanette Slamka
    Shelly Mae Slusarek
    Samantha Lucy Snedeker
    Sarah Kimberly Sobye
    Leah Marie Sommers
    Amy Lynn Spenner
    Jessica Lauren Steen
    Amanda Angela Stein
    Alexandria Jean Steinke
    Victoria Rose Sterr
    Melissa Jane Stindt
    Tara Marie Strook
    Kalina Elizabeth Sturm
    Brianne Dawn Marie Sukowski
    Sara Marie Sybesma
    Brianna Nadine Tabat
    Heather Gabrielle Thomas-Flores
    Nataly Tolentino
    Keanna Monique Triblett
    Allyson Michelle Umbreit
    Kanee Chyna Vang
    Pa Kou Vang
    Ayla Marie Visuri
    Alysia A Vulgaris
    Nicole Lynn Wagner
    Erin Michelle Walczak
    Mary Kathleen Wallace
    Jordan Marie Weber
    Nicole Marie Weggen
    Andria Dawn Wegner
    Elizabeth Mildred Weidert
    Megan Marie Wenzel
    Alaina M Whittington
    Emily Lauren Wickeham
    Lauren Elizabeth Wiech
    Madison Rose Williams
    Star M Willis
    Alexis Joy Woerishofer
    Sophie Clare Wray
    Dalas Coua Xiong
    Panyia Xiong
    Nancy Yang
    Nkaujhli Beth Yang
    Bao Yang

 

Arches Continues to Receive Recognition

MARCH 2015--The Milwaukee Press Club announced the winners of its annual Excellence in Journalism competition, and Arches won 4 awards, including:

  • Best Critical Review - Brittany Seemuth
  • Best Editorial or Commentary - Shannon Venegas and AshLeigh Brown
  • Best Website Design – Arches staff

Each category has 3 award winners. The gold, silver and bronze award winners will be announced at the Club's May 15th Gridiron Awards Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee.

Arches Brings Home Multiple Awards

MARCH 2015--Arches staff members won multiple Collegiate Newspaper Contest awards at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, held Friday, February 27th at the Milwaukee Marriott West. Awards included:

  • First place - Best Editorial - Brittany Seemuth
  • First place - Best Advertisement - Rennie Patterson-Bailey
  • First place - Freedom of Information Story - Brittany Seemuth
  • Second place - General Excellence - Arches staff
  • Third place - General Web Excellence - Arches staff
  • Fourth place - Investigative Reporting - Denise Seyfer

Arches also won awards at the annual Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest competition, held February 7th-9th in Minneapolis. Awards included:

  • First place - Single Page Design - Natalie Guyette
  • Third place - Best of Show, Four-year non-weekly newspaper - Arches staff

 

Kristen Roche Named to Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 under 40image: Kristen Roche, Ph.D.

FEBRUARY 2015--Kristen Roche, Ph.D., director of Mount Mary University’s MBA Program and assistant professor in Business Administration, has been named a “40 Under 40” award recipient from Milwaukee Business Journal. The award recognizes the accomplishments of professionals who are making a difference in the community. View the news release.

 

Carrie Smith King, Ph.D. Named Wisconsin Post-Secondary School Counselor of the Year image: Carrie Smith King

FEBRUARY 2015–Carrie Smith King, Ph.D, counseling department chair and assistant professor in counseling at Mount Mary University, received the Althea Brach Post-Secondary School Counselor of the Year from The Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA). The award recognizes outstanding service to the school counseling profession in Wisconsin. View the news release.

 

Mount Mary Receives President's Honor Roll with Distinction Award

FEBRUARY 2015–-Mount Mary University received the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award for its exemplary commitment to community service and service learning. The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest form of federal recognition an institution can receive for community involvement and service learning programs. Mount Mary is the only Wisconsin higher education institution to be named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. View the news release.

CREO 2014 Showcases Students' Artistic Skill

MAY 2014–-Selected by an independent jury, CREO 2014 Honors Show showcased 38 students’ artwork on Friday, May 9 at the Harley-Davidson Museum’s Rumble Room in Milwaukee.

CREO, which is Latin for “to make, create, produce,” annually celebrates the creativity of student work in several programs of Mount Mary’s School of Arts and Design including fine art, graphic design, interior design and fashion. The jury was comprised of professional artists and designers and selected work based on quality and aesthetics. Visit the CREO page for more information.

Honors Show Participants
  • Art
    Jill Allen
    Diane Blazejovsky
    Candice Block
    Amanda Cibulka
    Melinda Clark
    Michelle Dabel
    Dyen Nguyen
    Katie Edwards
    Lydia Ferraro
    Heidi Howard
    Lauren Kidd
    Elise Feree-Kuhlow
    Angelica Munoz
    Lauren Nitka
    Krista Olson
    Rennie Patterson
    Alicia Povlich
    Phoenix Ramsdell
    Tamara Sanchez
    Alyssa Schall
    Sara Terrell
    Sarah Wishau
    Jessica Yocherer
  • Graphic Design
    Imani Adkina
    Courtney Budiac
    Gricelda Covarrubias
    Kat Donnelly
    Allison Jarrett
    Elise Feree-Kuhlow
    Erica Perrizo
    Ana Teran
    LaShae Warren
    Amy Wrocklage
    Dalas Xiong
  • Interior Design
    Sarah Potts
    Sarah Wishau
  • Fashion Illustration
    Laura Bavlnka
    Jordan Weber

 

Students' Award Winning Fashions Highlight CREO 2014

View CREO Fashion winners on Flickr

 

MAY 2014–-The 2014 CREO Fashion Show, held on Friday, May 9 at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, featured designs from 37 students. Seventeen awards were presented to student designers, including Best of Show (Christine Yang), M Magazine Reader’s Choice (Mindy Ross), and Outstanding Collection Award (Viridiana Lopez). Click the photo on the right to view more of our students' award-winning garments.

CREO, which is Latin for “to make, create, produce,” annually celebrates the creativity of student work in several programs of Mount Mary’s School of Arts and Design including fine art, graphic design, interior design and fashion. Visit the CREO page for more information.

Fashion Show Awards
  • Best of Show Award sponsored by Bon-Ton:
  • Christine Yang

    Outstanding Dress Award sponsored by Donna Ricco Div of FYC Apparel LLC:
  • Kate Bernhard

    Donna Ricco and Thomas B. Puls II Outstanding Design Talent Award sponsored by Donna Ricco and Thomas B. Pulls II:
  • Sarah Corlett

    Historic Inspired Award sponsored by Friends of Fashion:
  • Sara Sybesma

    Outstanding Collection Award sponsored by Target:
  • Viridiana Lopez

    Outstanding Patternmaker Award sponsored by Kohl’s:
  • Kara Dahm
  • Most Marketable Collection Award sponsored by Kohl’s:
  • Sarah Corlett

    Outstanding Tailoring Award sponsored by A.J. Ugent:
  • Kara Dahm

    Fashion Forward Award sponsored by Harley Davidson:
  • Chelsey Plutshack

    Sister Aloyse Hessburg Outstanding Construction Award sponsored by Florida Perry Smith:
  • Laura Bavlnka

    Outstanding Bridal or Formalwear sponsored by Knot the Groom, Inc.:
  • Emily Stark
  • Outstanding Use of Fabric sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions:
  • Pa Kou Vang
  • Attention to Detail sponsored by Jessie Little:
  • Pa Ser Yang

    Up and Coming Sophomore Award sponsored by Sophisticated Rose:
  • Tori Sterr

    Outstanding Knitwear sponsored by Florida Perry Smith:
  • Lizzette Martinez

    Reader’s Choice sponsored by M Magazine:
  • Mindy Ross

    Renaissance Gala Award sponsored by Villa Terrace:
  • Rachel Beranich

 

Mount Mary Alumna Receives Teaching Award

OCTOBER 2013–-Lauren Boyd, a Mount Mary University alumna, received the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM) Early Career in Teaching Award. Boyd is a second-grade teacher at Milwaukee College Preparatory School where her students show outstanding growth in math and reading. Student’s reading scores showed 134.6% growth while math scores showed an impressive 155.8% growth. Boyd’s students also tested above the national average in both of these subjects. The Early Career Award is presented as part of EDGM’s Celebration of Teachers and Teaching event.

Boyd earned her teaching certificate through the Urban Education Fellows’ Program as well as her master’s in education from Mount Mary University.

Read more about Lauren Boyd and this event highlighted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Listen to an interview from the Celebration of Teachers and Teaching awards night on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.

Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship to Support Study Abroad Experience

JUNE 2013—For the third consecutive year, a Mount Mary student was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Shaticia (Shay) Landry was one of 14 students from Wisconsin colleges and universities to receive the federally funded award, which supported her summer study abroad in Peru.

Arches Wins Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Awards

FEBRUARY 2013—Mount Mary’s Arches student newspaper and staff won several top honors at the WNA’s annual Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest. First place awards include: General Web Excellence for archesnews.com, Graphics – Branded for fantasy football and other graphics by Barbara Kolb, Sports Reporting for Shantae Chapman’s article “Angels plunge into special Olympics head first” and Best Advertisement for Barbara Kolb’s “Carizma” ad.

Justice Professor Recognized for Professional Success in The Business Journal

JANUARY 2013—Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, professor in the justice program, was named one of Milwaukee’s “40 Under 40” in The Business Journal. She is active in the fight against human trafficking and sexual violence. Most recently, she worked to facilitate healing and raise awareness through a three-part writing and healing series “Untold Stories.” Monaco-Wilcox was selected for this award from over 270 nominations.

Social Work Student Receives Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

NOVEMBER 2012—Bao Yang, a social work major who studied abroad at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, in spring 2013, received a $2,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her studies abroad. The Gilman scholarship is a highly prestigious nationwide scholarship competition. This is the second consecutive year a Mount Mary student has won this award.

Hockenbery and Kisler Win Teaching Excellence Awards

NOVEMBER 2012—Jennifer Hockenbery, a full-time professor of philosophy, and Helga Kisler, a part-time instructor in theology, won Mount Mary’s annual “Excellence in Teaching” awards. The awards are given to faculty who demonstrate innovative teaching techniques; knowledge of current developments, trends and research in her academic field; and dedication, enthusiasm and support of students’ personal, moral and intellectual growth.

Three Mount Mary Alumnae Honored for Professional Excellence

OCTOBER 2012—Three Mount Mary alumnae received the university’s Madonna Medal for Professional Excellence: Ann (Bonness) Angel, an English and education alumna and current Mount Mary professor; Mary (Sladky) Gramins, a history alumna and current Chair of the Theology Department at Woodlands Academy in Illinois; and Marie O’Brien, an MBA alumna as well as president and CEO of Enterforce, Inc. The annual award recognizes alumnae who excel in professional achievement and service to the community or to the college.

Two Recent Alumnae Receive Mount Mary Tower Award

OCTOBER 2012—Each year Mount Mary’s Tower Award for Excellence recognizes alumnae who have graduated in the past 15 years and exemplify the university’s core values. This year’s recipients are Maria (Kirschling) Guilbert, a 2002 graduate in hotel and restaurant management and business Administration, and Tina (Raasch) Prost, a 1999 graduate in interior design.

Soccer Players Win Top Honors

OCTOBER 2012 —Sophomore forward Emily Ristow won the Association of Division III Independent’s (AD3I) soccer Player of the Week honors for the week of October 15-21 after scoring seven goals in two games on a road trip to Illinois. Ristow is Mount Mary’s all-time leading scorer, with 30 goals. In September, AD3I named junior forward Rasika Perera Player of the Week for September 2-9.

Interior Design Student Named Student of the Year

JUNE 2012—Margaret Martinez, an interior design major, was named the International Interior Design Association Wisconsin Chapter’s 2012 Student Member of the Year.

Professor Selected for Mentoring Pilot Program

2012—Laurel End, behavioral sciences chair, was selected as one of 10 psychologists to participate as a mentor in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s STP Professional Development Mentoring Network pilot program.

Dietetics Graduate Student Earns Healthy Eating Grant

2012—Former dietetic intern and current graduate student Amy Griffen received a Kids Eat Right grant from the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) to implement health snacking and breakfast nutrition education in classrooms.

Mount Mary English Student Honor Society Wins Award

FEBRUARY 2012—Mount Mary’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society, was recognized for 60 years of excellence at a national convention in New Orleans.