Valerie Curtis-Newton: Distinguished Teaching Award

By Nancy Wick

June 1, 2012

In talking to Distinguished Teaching Award winner Valerie Curtis-Newton, one gets the impression that her goal as a teacher would be the same regardless of what she was teaching. “I think students should work hard,” she said, “put in all the preparation they need to tackle an endeavor, be bold enough to have ideas and…

Troy Swanson: Distinguished Staff Award

By Nancy Wick

June 1, 2011

If you move into an office in the UW Tower complex, you will shortly receive a visit from the “happy camper team.” That’s the name Facility Manager Troy Swanson gives to the people on his staff who make sure new tenants have everything they need. “We get people to write down things they don’t like…