|Departments: Honors Program||Categories: Extracurricular Activities | Honors|
|Amount||One award of varying amounts.|
|Eligibility Criteria||To be eligible, students must have senior standing at the beginning of the following academic year. Consideration is given to the quality of the applicant's application essay, GPA, number of honors courses completed, leadership positions held, and involvement in the Honors Program Organization or other campus or community organizations.|
|Application Procedure||Contact the Honors Program office for an application. Interested student should submit an application with a one-to-two page essay on how their undergraduate experiences and participation in the Honors Program have prepared them for their chosen career.|
|Application Deadline||March 7|
|Selection Procedure||Faculty members of the University Honors Council will select the recipient.|
|Selection Deadline||Before Honors Week.|
|Notification||The director of the Honors Program will notify the recipient by letter, and submit a Scholarship Award Form to the Financial Aid office.|
Dr. Ronald E. Mickel joined the department of history at the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire in 1961 when there were only 2,200 students. It was his first full-time faculty position and he remained a member of the department for the rest of his forty-two year career. His specialties included American intellectual and cultural history. Although he loved teaching, he also served as history department chair from 1972 to 1982, as interim dean of Graduate Studies in 1982-1983, and on many university committees.
He was director of the University Honors Program from its inception in 1983 until his retirement in 2003. Dr. Mickel has said that running the Honors Program was the high point of his tenure at UW-Eau Claire.
He also was the coordinator of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NET) for 10 years from 1993 to 2003. NET was the predecessor to the current Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
As a professor emeritus, Dr. Mickel enjoys the freedom to travel, to read what he wishes, and plan his days as he pleases. He serves on the board of directors of the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation, the Chippewa Valley Museum, and the board of the Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation.
He continues to attend history and honors conferences.
|Thank You||The recipient must write a letter of thanks to Dr. Ronald Mickel and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|