Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are Founders Association Award winners.  Professor Ilene Cupit, Human Development, won the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Community Outreach.  Associate Professor Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences, won the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

Professor Cupit was honored for being “a dedicated educator whose research interests, passion for learning and caring nature have built bridges to the community.” In particular, the award singled out her tireless efforts in establishing and developing Camp Lloyd, the week-long summer camp at UW-Green Bay for children who have suffered the death of a family member.  Cupit has taught courses in Psychology and Women’s Studies and specializes in cognitive development, infancy and early childhood, and death, dying and grieving.

Professor Wolf studies plant-animal interactions, native bee populations, and forest dynamics in Northern Wisconsin.  Her work has earned grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Smithsonian, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. The awards citation said Wolf stands out “for obtaining numerous grants, for the quality and quantity of her collaborative research, and for involving both undergraduate and graduate students in nearly all of her projects.”