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Stanislawski receives statewide business education award

October 15, 2012

A UW-Stout instructor has been honored by the Wisconsin Business Education Association.

Debbie Stanislawski, an associate professor and coordinating chair of the School of Education, received the Russel J. Hosler Award during the recent WBEA fall convention in Waukesha. She was recognized for her “outstanding, meritorious contribution to the development and advancement of business education,” according to the WBEA.

Debbie StanislawskiStanislawski, an Eleva native, has taught at UW-Stout since 2001. Along with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Education, Stanislawski helps develop curriculum, advises students and works with cutting-edge programs to oversee student teachers.

“Russel J. Hosler was very influential in the development and history of business education in Wisconsin and nationally. I see the potential that each of our UW-Stout students has to impact the educational system, and it motivates me to encourage and model involvement and leadership in the profession,” Stanislawski said.

Stanislawski believes in strong connections between business and industry and business education programs. She is a training consultant and production control intern in industry. She also is an external evaluator for the Holmen High School business education department.

She is active in student and professional business education organizations.

“Business education has a dual mission of preparing students for and about business. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing teacher candidates in the final semester of student teaching as they work to impact student learning while reflecting on their journeys to become teachers. There are no words to describe how exciting it is to hear graduates talk about their first classrooms, first semesters teaching or first times taking FBLA students to state,” Stanislawski said.

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