Universities of Wisconsin honors two from UWM

The Universities of Wisconsin has honored a UW-Milwaukee teaching professor and a former clinical associate professor with awards.

Carl Bogner, teaching professor in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres in the Peck School of the Arts, is among 13 people receiving the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

Carl Bogner

The Dr. P.B. Poorman Award is given to people or their allies who have helped create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award, now in its 15th year, is named for Paula B. Poorman, a faculty member at UW-Whitewater dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people.

“Honorees are helping build a better experience for our students, faculty, and staff,” said Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman. “This award recognizes their achievements in creating a safer and inclusive climate at our universities.”

Crystal Carter

Crystal Carter, a former clinical associate professor/field liaison in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, is one of 13 women chosen as Outstanding Women of Color in Education.

The Outstanding Women of Color award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the Universities of Wisconsin as well as communities across the state.

This year is the 28th anniversary of the award, through which more than 400 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

“The Universities of Wisconsin have a longstanding commitment to inclusion at our universities,” Rothman said. “We are proud to honor these women of color whose achievements in advocacy and scholarship are transforming our campuses and communities to be more equitable and inclusive.”

Carter, who left UWM in July 2023, now serves as policy initiatives administrator-senior equity advisor for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Both awards were presented at a ceremony and reception in Madison Nov. 9.

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