Rebecca Mleziva was recently awarded the Lee Grugel Memorial Leadership Award by the University of Wisconsin Colleges at UW-Manitowoc’s graduation and awards ceremony. She was selected to receive the award from among nominees from all thirteen UW Colleges campuses based on the outstanding leadership qualities she demonstrated over the past academic year.
In the nomination letter, Katie Seibel, Student Services Coordinator and Student Senate advisor, noted that Mleziva, “fully embraced the position of Student Senate President and took advantage of every opportunity presented to her to become involved in the many aspects of the campus community. She was an active participant on many committees, as well as with the UW System United Council of Students, and was a part of many new campus initiatives and a strong advocate for the best interests of students.”
Charles Clark, Campus Dean/CEO, added, “During this past year, as we worked together on issues pertaining to student success and our institution’s mission, Ms. Mleziva always impressed me with her leadership abilities and her commitment to service. She consistently lives up to the standards of this award; we all anticipate that she will continue to excel in academics, leadership, and service as she progresses in her college career and beyond.”
Mleziva earned her Associate of Arts and Science degree from UW-Manitowoc and is transferring to UW-Stevens Point to pursue a degree in communications.
The award is named for Lee Grugel, a former Chancellor of the UW Colleges, and it recognizes the admiration Grugel had for the roles students played on their campuses and in their communities. He was also committed to encouraging students to complete their first two years of college with the UW Colleges.