ABOVE PHOTO: Award recipients Jamie Arenz (left) and Mai Khou Xiong (right) at the Universities of Wisconsin reception in Madison on Nov. 9. Photo provided by Jamie Arenz.
Two University of Wisconsin-Stout staff members have been named special award recipients by the Universities of Wisconsin and were honored at a ceremony on Nov. 9, in Madison.
Academic Advisor Jamie Arenz is one of 13 honorees of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.
Executive Director for Student Inclusion and Belonging Mai Khou Xiong, interim director of Multicultural Student Services, is one of 13 honorees of the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
“Mai Khou’s and Jamie’s commitment to the students they serve has been so powerful to our inclusive excellence efforts,” said Assistant Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Quin Brooks. “They work diligently every day to create and maintain spaces where an optimum sense of belonging can be crystallized. This has a direct impact on the retention of our students. The work they do and the support they provide our students is beyond vital to UW-Stout’s mission.”
Each UW campus was invited to submit nominations for the annual awards.