Former president honored for service

Beth McHenry

On September 23, John P. Keating, University of Wisconsin-Parkside chancellor and chair of Wisconsin Campus Compact, presented Lawrence’s very own former president Richard Warch with a service-learning award for “his strong advocacy for liberal education and private higher education, both locally and nationally.”Warch’s award was one of several presented by Keating and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster on Thursday at the second annual State Superintendent’s PK-16 Institute on Service-Learning and Citizenship in Madison.

Awards were given to teachers, administrators, schools, and students who have shown “exemplary leadership in the field of service-learning.”

Warch received his Wisconsin Campus Compact Presidential Civic Leadership Award primarily for programs and services introduced at Lawrence, such as Bj”rklunden seminars and convocations.

Warch also served on the executive committee of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, a group of presidents of Wisconsin colleges and universities committed to developing relationships between students, faculty, and the community.