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UWL biology lecturer receives award from UW Regents

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Dr. Renee Redman

UPDATE (WXOW) - News 19's Allante Walker spoke with Renee Redman about winning the Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Award. She said that receiving this honor is a "lifetime achievement" for her, and said that having a supportive group of peers at UW-La Crosse has gotten her to where she is today.

"I won [the award] and I get to have a party and say 'yay,' but it's really humbling because I know the work that's being doing around me. By no means am I the only one worthy of this. I'm not even sure I'm the one that's worthy of it. I see the [educators] around me and how they work. I recognize that this could've gone to any number of faculty at UW-La Crosse," said Redman.

Redman said her greatest joy as a professor is watching students struggle because that means they are learning and processing new information. She said that when they have mastered a concept and can apply that to an exam or real life situations, that makes it all worthwhile.


MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - A senior lecturer in UW-La Crosse's Department of Biology receives an award for her work at the university.

The UW System Board of Regents on Monday announced the recipients of the 29th annual Teaching Excellence awards. The awards are the highest recognition for faculty and instructional staff in the UW System.

One of the 2021 winners is Dr. Renee Redman at UW-La Crosse.

She began at the university in 2005 and according to a release from the UW System, has taught more than 13,000 students in that time. Among the classes she's taught include introductory biology, general biology for majors, anatomy, and physiology.

These dedicated, gifted UW educators inspire students and colleagues alike,” said Regent Edmund Manydeeds III, chair of the selection committee in a statement. “We celebrate their creative approaches to teaching and learning, including their commendable adaptability to circumstances arising from the pandemic.”

Dr. Redman, along with the other recipients, will be honored at a virtual ceremony on April 9. Each recipient receives $7,500.

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