Lee Friederich earns Kaplan Award

2/2/18
By UW-Barron County

Lee Friederich

The University of Wisconsin-Barron County has named Lee Friederich a 2017-18 Kaplan Award recipient. The award recognizes individuals for significant innovative improvements in instruction and/or service to students.

Friederich is a senior lecturer in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She also is the campus’ International Programs coordinator. As a Kaplan Award recipient, Friederich receives a $250 grant from the university, matched by the UW-Barron County Foundation. The award honors Arthur M. Kaplan, who retired in 1993 as vice chancellor of the UW Colleges.

Friederich, who joined the UW-Barron County faculty in 2009, received the award for her multiple classroom contributions and achievements over the years, including the following:

  • serving as International Programs coordinator, resulting in the growth of UW-Barron County’s international and English as a Second Language student body;
  • providing oversight to nearly $50,000 in grant writing initiatives, benefiting UW Colleges students, staff and faculty;
  • developing several courses for UW Colleges Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, allowing place-bound students to earn a bachelor’s degrees at the Rice Lake campus;
  • planning and promoting events and activities associated with the 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Project, featuring Louise Erdich’s novel “The Round House,” throughout Wisconsin.

Contact

Brian Becker
715-261-6296