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News & Events

SoHE News and Events: April 6 - April 12

Angeline Mboutngam award | Majid Sarmadi award ceremony | Book donations | Jennifer Angus award | Robb in WalletHub article

Angeline Mboutngam awarded as outstanding returning adult student

Angeline MboutngamCommunity and Nonprofit Leadership student Angeline Mboutngam is featured in this UW News article for being a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award. The award is given to two students each year whose perseverance and dedication to education empowers them to move past obstacles and pursue their academic work. Coming from a small village in Cameroon, Angeline did not learn to read or write English until her 30’s. She is now a student, immigrant, mother of four, and primary breadwinner for her family.

Majid Sarmadi, 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award winner

Majid Sarmadi Distinguished Teaching AwardSoHE professor Majid Sarmadi was one of twelve faculty members chosen to receive a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. He was the recipient of the recipient of this year’s Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award, recognizing his excellence in outreach teaching. The award ceremony took place last night, Wednesday, April 11.



SoHE Project: Help out by donating used children’s books to noprofit preschool

BookPlease consider donating gently used books to help bring a little free library to One City Early Learning. Diverse authors and books are greatly appreciated! Book drop will be located on the first floor of SoHE throughout April. One City Early Learning is a nonprofit preschool in Madison that is dedicated to teaching children to prepare them for a successful life.

Professor Jennifer Angus receives Community-Based Learning Award

Jennifer AngusEach year, Wisconsin Without Borders honors UW-Madison staff, faculty and students who demonstrate outstanding examples of globally engaged scholarship. This year Professor Jennifer Angus was awarded a community-based learning award for her work on the ‘Drawing on the Best of Two Worlds’ project. Over the 2017 summer, Jennifer co-designed a project in which she got to work closely with graduate students at Somaiya Kala Vidya, a design school for traditional artisans. The long-term goal of this project is to empower women to pursue their ambitions and promote their cultural heritage. She also worked engaging the Madison community with the Global Artisans Initiative (GAI) to successfully establish student internship opportunities in the summer.

Associate Professor Robb featured in WalletHub article

Picture of Cliff RobbAssociate Professor Cliff A. Robb was recently featured as an industry expert in a WalletHub.com piece Vantage Score vs. FICO Score: What’s the Difference? where he compared the two credit scores.