College of Professional Studies Award Recipients
Spirit of the College of Professional Studies Award
RONALD SMITH, PROF ST '05, '09
For a newsie, Ron makes the rounds. The assistant managing editor for news operations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a regular industry panelist, speaker and association member.
Leadership Excellence Award
KAREN A. VERNAL
If a leader wants to excel, Karen and her team create the path. A recognized leadership and organizational consultant, she ignites the spirit and skills of leaders as president of Milwaukee-based Vernal Management Consultants LLC.
Friend of the College of Professional Studies Award
GREGORY J. BORCA, PROF ST '04
Greg doesn’t just grow companies. He makes them. The entrepreneur has founded several successful organizations, a number of which have been featured on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.