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2023 Spirit of Excellence Award: Dr. Jack Heil

This year’s 2023 recipient of the UWO Fond du Lac Foundation’s Spirit of Excellence award is Dr. Jack Heil, Emeritus Professor. 

Jack Heil began his career at UW-Fond du Lac in 1970. As Associate Professor in the Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy Department Jack was fully committed to the mission of the (then) UW Colleges and his department’s curriculum, but most noteworthy was his commitment to students. His contributions to their education have been noted by alumni for decades.  During his tenure, he served as CSEPA department chair, Collegium president, on many committees and as campus Senator. He mentored many engineering students as well as many non-science majors needing to take lab science credits.  

He built the first campus computer labs as well as other equipment for the campus. He ran the Astronomy Club, the Mid-America Geographic Foundation and was a first responder. 

Jack retired in 2006 after 36 years of teaching at the UW Fond du Lac campus. He was bestowed emeritus status in the spring of 2006.  

He and his wife Marjorie continued their support for the FDL campus attending numerous events and enabling an endowed scholarship fund in their name.  

Jack brought his wisdom and experience to the Foundation when he was elected to the Board of Directors in December of 2012. He additionally served on the Board of Visitors for UW Colleges and UW-Extension through its regionalization. 

2023 Sponsors:

“Denali” Crystal Sponsors
“Golden” Nugget Sponsors
“Glacier” Silver Sponsors Fox Valley Savings Bank
Grande Cheese
Michels Corp.
National Exchange Bank & Trust
“Midnight Sun” Table Sponsors  Alliant Energy
Judith Berger O’Brien
Excel Engineering
FDL Noon Kiwanis
Feucht Financial Group
Holiday Automotive
M3 Insurance
Mercury Marine
Mid-States Aluminum Corp.
Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center
UWO-Fond du Lac Campus

If you would like to support the Fond du Lac campus through a sponsorship, contact the Foundation office at uwofdlfoundation@uwosh.edu or (920) 929-1335.

2023 Photos:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fond du Lac Campus
400 University Dr
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-1100