act! Program Students Receive Noyce Scholarships
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'Alternative Careers in Teaching' act! Program Students Receive Noyce Scholarships

Chancellor Wells presents Marion Maentz with a $10,000 stipend
Chancellor Wells presents Marion Maentz with a $10,000 stipend to assist her in completing the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program- a collaborative program between UW Oshkosh and UW Colleges in Northeast Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)’s collaborative teacher preparation program with UW-Fox Valley, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Marinette and UW-Sheboygan has selected seven Alternative Careers in Teaching act! students to be the first recipients of $10,000 Robert Noyce Teacher stipends.

The Noyce Teacher stipend, funded by the National Science Foundation, will award $10,000 each to up to 50 highly qualified students over the next five years. The stipend helps to defray students’ academic and personal expenses during their time in the act! program. The program encourages talented science, technology, engineering and math professionals to become K-12 mathematics or science teachers.

Applicants for a Noyce stipend must be enrolled in the act! program through COEHS and area UW Colleges, hold an advanced National Science Foundation-approved degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), and meet additional requirements.

Tracey Starck receives a $10,000 stipend to assist her in completing
Tracey Starck receives a $10,000 stipend to assist her in completing the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program from Chancellor Wells, Dean Perry (UW Fox Valley) and Dr. Tammy Ladwig (Co-Coordinator of the act! program).

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented STEM professionals to become K-12 mathematics or science teachers. This National Science Foundation-supported program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support students who commit to teaching in high-need school districts.

For more information about the act! program or the Noyce Scholarship Program, contact Dr. Tammy Ladwig, assistant professor of education, at 920-832-0108 or email tammy.ladwig@uwc.edu.

Tracey Starck address area legislators after receiving a $10,000 stipend

Tracey Starck address area legislators after receiving a $10,000 stipend to assist her in completing the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program- a collaborative program between UW Oshkosh and UW Colleges in Northeast Wisconsin.

Kristine Jackson address area legislators after receiving a $10,000

Kristine Jackson address area legislators after receiving a $10,000 stipend to assist her in completing the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program- a collaborative program between UW Oshkosh and UW Colleges in Northeast Wisconsin.

Recipients of the first $10,000 stipends for students in the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program

Recipients of the first $10,000 stipends for students in the Alternative Careers in Teaching Program. Left to right: Dr. Michael Beeth (Co-Coordinator of act!), Dr, Tammy Ladwig (Co-Coordinator of act!), Dean James Perry (UW Fox Valley), Kristine Jackson, Cindy Schaefer-Kemps, Marion Maentz, Tracey Starck, Amy Sabel, Deanne Pierce, Chancellor Richard Wells (UW Oshkosh).