Marotz recognized for exceptional service to students

November 30, 2011

Tristin Marotz, the Nelson Institute's undergraduate student services coordinator, has been selected to receive the Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence by the Center for Educational Opportunity in the UW-Madison School of Education.

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is a federal- and state-funded center that provides academic and ancillary support to students from low-income families, first-generation college students and students with disabilities.

The Pfaehler Award was established by CeO staff to honor Pfaehler, CeO's first director, who passed away on November 30, 1996.

"Throughout her life, Dr. Pfaehler was committed to providing equal opportunity and equity in education to disadvantaged students. Her love, dedication and contributions have touched many lives. It was her belief that everyone could excel, which created a CeO community striving for excellence," according to the center's web site.

Marotz will be honored at an award presentation on Dec. 8.