The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2013 Founders Association Awards for Excellence. The award winners from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are:

Recipient for the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - Stefan Hall, associate professor of Humanistic Studies who teaches courses in ancient and medieval studies.

Recipient for the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship – Michael Draney, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, one of the nation’s foremost experts in the study of arachnids.

Recipient for the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Community Outreach – Cristina Ortiz, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish, is founder and director of the community-oriented Spanish in the Professions program at UW-Green Bay, and has helped develop the Spanish Immersion Camp for high school students.

Recipient for the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement - Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) connects campus and community by encouraging thoughtful analysis of environmental problems and solutions that are practical and cost-effective. Faculty and staff members from across campus contribute to the Institute’s success, led by individuals from key academic units including Natural and Applied Sciences, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Business Administration.  EMBI’s director is John Katers, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences.