University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

Congratulations to the 2022 Advising & Career Services Award Recipients!

Cutouts of Goodson Vue’s face waved wildly on popsicle sticks as he walked up to accept the Outstanding Achievement Award during the 2022 Spring Celebration & Awards Ceremony. Vue’s colleagues in the Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) Program were overjoyed to see their team member honored for his dedication to helping underrepresented students graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Vue joined 12 members of the UW-Madison advising and career services communities in being recognized for their commitment to improving the advising and career services experiences on campus.

Emmeline Prattke and Kathleen Rause

Commitment to Social Justice Award

Emmeline Prattke

Career & Internship Specialist at SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science

Kathleen Rause

Internship Coordinator at SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science

From the nominators: “Every employer they have worked with has been impressed by their interns. They cite the engagement, drive, and creativity of Social Justice Interns as absolutely unparalleled by students from other universities, and even from other UW-Madison programs.”

Kelli Richards and Barb Pinekenstein

Collaborative Impact Award

Kelli Richards

Career Development & Learning Support Manager with the School of Nursing

Barb Pinekenstein

Clinical Professor, Richard E. Sinaiko Professor in Health Care Leadership with the School of Nursing

From the nominators: “The collaborative efforts put forth by Barb and Kelli will have a profound and lasting impact on the nursing workforce for years to come.”

Goodson Vue

Outstanding Achievement Award

Goodson Vue

Associate Director of the Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) College Scholars Program

From the nominators: “Goodson cultivated a strong culture of respect, inclusion, scholarship, and trust amongst PEOPLE program participants, which promoted the retention and success of BIPOC/marginalized students at UW-Madison.”

Ky Collins-Krueger

Outstanding Student Employee Awards

Ky Collins-Krueger

SOAR Peer Advisor, Residence Hall Advisor, and Main Office Assistant with Cross-College Advising Service

From the nominators: “Ky has an innate ability to make students feel supported and listened to, made evident by her compassion and empathy for our incoming students working through the transition to college during a global pandemic.”

Outstanding Student Employee Awards

Keoinia Dobson

Graduate Alumni Relations Intern with SuccessWorks at the College of Letters and Science

From the nominators: “Keoinia is an exemplary part of our student staff and brings a positive attitude to everything she does. She is willing to jump in and help wherever she is needed, which has been a huge help to me & my team!”

Hannah Hatlan Atwell

Early Career Excellence Award

Hannah Hatlan Atwell

Career Advisor at the School of Human Ecology

From the nominators: “No question is too small or insignificant; Hannah exudes warmth, compassion, and excitement in every discussion, and her advisees could not have a better advocate for their career growth and success at our University.”

Kelsey Hughes

Keystone Award

Kelsey Hughes

Department Administrator with the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

From the nominators: “Kelsey is a ‘behind the scenes’ professional who desires success for the unit, not herself, and works very hard to ensure unit professionals and students have what they need to succeed.”

Community Leadership Award

Stephanie Salazar Kann

Engineering Career Services Associate Director

From the Nominators: “She makes committee and community spaces better just by being in them, and her energy and sense of humor are infectious.”

APIR

Campus Partner Recognition

Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR)

Each member of this campus partner team helps us to better tell and understand the story of our work in advising and career services.”

Graduate Program Coordinator Awards

Terra Theim

Graduate Program Coordinator in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program

From the nominators: “Terra is the complete package and our program would not be where it is if it were not for her efforts. She is the glue that keeps us together and the guiding light that keeps us on track.”

Learn more about Terra

Graduate Program Coordinator Awards

Caitlin Collies

Graduate Program Manager for the Agronomy, Agroecology and Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics programs

From the nominators: “Caitlin’s combination of work ethic, enthusiasm, creative energy, and warm personality is a very rare find. We would classify her as one of the best and brightest that UW-Madison has to offer across all staff positions.”

Learn more about Caitlin

Award recipients were honored during the Spring Celebration & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Advising on May 16, 2022. 

These awards are a recognition of not only the hard work and dedication of each individual recipient, but also of the collective work of hundreds of advisors and career services professionals who strive every day to make UW-Madison a more equitable, inclusive, and innovative place where students and staff can succeed.