Super student services

Angela Kellogg.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles recognizing alumni receiving distinguished service awards in September 2019.

Kellogg’s efforts now impact students statewide

Angela “Angie” Kellogg didn’t realize until her senior year in college that she could make a career on campus. But she didn’t become a super senior. She became a super student services administrator.

As senior academic planner for UW System Administration’s Office of Student Success, she is now working to develop strategies to promote quality advising and student success across the state.

“I knew how much I had grown from my college experience thanks to amazing faculty and staff and opportunities both in and out of the classroom,” says Kellogg. “I wanted to provide that experience for others and be in a setting where I get to see students learn and grow every day, and where I also learn and grow too.”

Kellogg has excelled at helping students at that pivotal period in their lives. After earning a master’s in student affairs, she received a doctorate in student affairs administration and research from the University of Iowa. She has received numerous awards for her work as an academic advising administrator, as well as for her doctoral work.

Along with earning her master’s at UWL, Kellogg credits the university for other accomplishments. She worked at UWL for nearly a decade and met her husband, Dan, on campus. “UWL provided me with such a strong foundation for my future education and my career, as well as my personal life,” she says.

While her current position at UW System Administration in Madison doesn’t allow Kellogg to work directly with students, she’s now able to impact students statewide. She helps advisers, administrators and other student services staff with strategies and initiatives — impacting student success on a broader scale.

“Although I miss working directly with students, I enjoy working with faculty and staff throughout the UW System on a broader scale to help all students achieve their academic and career goals,” explains Kellogg.

The Angela “Angie” Kellogg file
• Renowned student services administrator; advocate for diversity and inclusion. Currently, senior academic planner for UW System Administration’s Office of Student Success.
• Former director of Student Academic Advising Center and Career Services at UW-Stevens Point, as well as numerous other student service administration positions, including two at UWL: assistant director and student activities coordinator from 1995-2001 and student service coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Services, 1992-95.
• Currently serves on the UWL Alumni Association Board of Directors.
• Among her many honors: National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advising Administrator Award, 2015; Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award, 2007; Albert Hood Promising Scholar Award, 2005.
• Bachelor’s in psychology from Truman State University; master’s in college student personnel from UWL, 1992; doctorate in student affairs administration and research, University of Iowa, 2006.

Six to receive distinguished alumni awards

Alumni from the past four decades have earned top awards bestowed by the UWL Alumni Association. They’re being honored for distinguished service and successful careers.

The alumni will return to campus in fall to speak with students and participate in a panel at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Great Hall, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. An Alumni Awards Brunch and Ceremony is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in The Bluffs Room, UWL Student Union. Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered through the Alumni Association at 608.785.8489.

The awards and honorees include:

The Maurice O. Graff Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes outstanding achievement of alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university. Long-time administrator Maurice O. Graff instituted the honor in 1977.

Sharon Weston Broome, ’78
• Respected politician. Former Louisiana State Senator and State Representative; first woman to hold pro tempore positions in both. Currently, Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish.
• Bachelor’s in mass communications.

Lynda Kohler, ’83
• Admired advocate for families and children dealing with disabilities and disadvantages in southeastern Wisconsin. Currently, president and CEO of SHARP Literacy Inc. in Milwaukee.
• Bachelor’s in recreation leadership.

Rada Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years, achieved professional distinction and taken part in humanitarian activities. Professor emeritus Ron Rada and his wife, Jane, created the award in 2002.

Sulaimon “Wale” Elegbede, ’05
• Esteemed business and servant leader. Founding board member of La Crosse Interfaith Shoulder to shoulder Network to curb growing anti-Muslim sentiment. Currently, head of the Project Management Office and senior project manager for Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
• Bachelor’s of information systems.

Corey Sjoquist, ’96 & ’03
• Influential college admissions counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Currently, director of the UWL Admissions Office, where he has worked since 1996.
• Bachelor’s in mass communications; master’s in college student development and administration.

Parker Distinguished Multicultural Alumni Award

Recognizes outstanding alumni who have contributed significantly to the improvement of multicultural understanding on the campus and in their careers. History Professor Emeritus James Parker initiated the award in 1997.

Angela Kellogg, ’92
• Renowned student services administrator; advocate for diversity and inclusion. Currently, senior academic planner for the Office of Student Success at UW System Administration.
• Master’s in college student personnel.

Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award
Honors and recognizes outstanding educators and the significant contributions they make to children and communities. Professor Emeritus Burt Altman and his wife, Norma, long-time supporters of teacher education, created the award in 2015.

Pamela Kalafut, ’77
• Prestigious high school teacher, mentor and student activities director at Hinsdale, Illinois, Central High School for 34 years. Currently, retired and serves as a substitute teacher with the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Illinois.
• Bachelor’s in art education.