April 4, 2012

Graduate teaching assistant and doctoral candidate in social work Bart Klika received the 2012 UW Excellence in Teaching Award for demonstrating outstanding ability in teaching and mentoring students in and out of the classroom. He is one of two graduate teaching assistants and seven University faculty members to receive this high honor. Says School of Social Work Professor Jon Conte: “This is a young scholar who will make a significant impact on students for many years to come.”

Nancy AmideiFormer faculty member Nancy Amidei took home the Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award, which is being awarded, for the first time, in conjunction with the UW Retirement Association. Nancy retired from her social work faculty position in 2008 but has remained a vibrant presence in the public arena through the Civic Engagement Project, her one-woman operation that helps individuals and organizations understand how they can affect public policy. Says Nancy: “To get this award, it just feels wonderful.”