Local student receives Wood Medallion award at UW-Stout awards program

MENOMONIE — Gunther Melander of Wilson, who is majoring in applied social science, was among the Samuel E. Wood Medallion award recipients who were honored at the Leadership Awards program for the 2016-17 academic year recognized at UW-Stout. 

[emember_protected] The awards program recognized nearly 90 students and student groups who were nominated at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Winners were announced for the Samuel E. Wood Medallion and campus Leadership Awards for the 2016-17 academic year. Also, the Outstanding Co-op Student of the Year Award winners were named for the 2016 calendar year.

A total of 18 students received the Wood Medallion, given annually to seniors who have been active in student activities and exhibited an outstanding degree of leadership while at UW-Stout. Winners are chosen by a committee representing students, faculty and staff. The medallion is the highest nonacademic award for students. Samuel E. Wood was a longtime assistant chancellor for Student Services/Dean of Students. He retired in 1991 and died in February 2013.

The reception was sponsored by the Involvement Center, Stout Student Association and Career Services and held in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. [/emember_protected]