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Dec. 19, 2003


UW-River Falls Employee Receives Recognition

A UW-River Falls employee recently received recognition for his dedication and service at the annual Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers conference in Elkhart Lake.

Matt Fitzgerald, UW-RF career services web and database administrator, received the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers 2003 President's Award from the organization's president, Rich Marshall.

WI-ACE is an organization of university career services professionals and 168 Wisconsin employers who recruit employees from Wisconsin colleges and universities.

The organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. UW-RF Emeriti Professor Lee Jensen, also former career services director, was one of the five founders.

Fitzgerald serves on the board as the technology committee chair. Last year, he redesigned and expanded the organization's web page. He has been instrumental in increasing member use of the web page, which provides organization and conference information, membership lists, registration materials, state career fair dates, information about Wisconsin college and university career services offices and other survey information.

Fitzgerald said he is proud to be a part of WI-ACE and very honored by the recognition.

"Usually the person who receives this award has been in the organization for a very long time and has served on the organization's board for many terms, so I am humbled to have received the award after being here for such a short time," he said.

He also has worked with conference presenters, converting conference and meeting presentations to power point visuals. At conferences, he supervises the necessary technology so presentations and meetings run smoothly. Fitzgerald graduated from UW-RF in 1996. He resides in New Richmond.

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