In the midst of the semester, Ludwig was singled out for his work and his potential to impact the student services field when he received a statewide award from the Wisconsin College Personnel Association.
Ludwig received the Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award, which goes annually to a WCPA member and midlevel professional who has “demonstrated initiative, creativity and innovation in their work” along with other qualities and accomplishments.
Ludwig, of Eau Claire, has worked at UW-Stout for about seven years, including as assistant director of University Housing and as a hall director. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UW-La Crosse and a master’s in college student personnel from Western Illinois University.
“It feels good to be valued and appreciated along with people I deeply admire who have also earned this award. I appreciate the team and environment I get to work with and in. Even during COVID our sights are always set forward, thinking about what’s possible,” said Ludwig, who originally is from Waukesha.
He emphasized that the quality of work to serve students at University Housing this fall was part of a universitywide effort including custodial, University Dining, Student Health Services, the Dean of Students Office and more. He said staff went above and beyond to create a safe and healthy environment for students.
Ludwig is highly deserving of the award, according to UW-Stout Dean of Students Sandi Scott and interim Associate Dean of Students Jacqueline Bonneville.