Spirit of Excellence Award

2014 Spirit of Excellence Award presented to Allen Buechel

Allen Buechel received the 2014 Spirit of Excellence award in recognition of his leadership  and support of education in the county, including the four institutions of higher education and numerous K-12 schools. He understands the difference education can make in a person’s life.

Allen Buechel

Allen has served as county executive since 1993 after serving on the Fond du Lac County Board for 17 years. He is a member of the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Board of Directors.

One of the major initiatives led by Allen and the Fond du Lac County Board was a campus renovation completed in 2000. The University Center and the Commons area were added to the campus during that project. It was a welcome addition to the community and has hosted many local events including fundraisers, legislative forums, panel discussions, musical performances and educational lectures.

The renovation also included addition of a new music suite, the library and the Prairie Theater, which has given the students in UW-Fond du Lac’s music and theater departments a place to shine!

This renovation was an investment in our community and has enriched it in many ways. 

Previous UW-Fond du Lac Spirit of Excellence Awards have been given to Judith Berger O’Brien; Harold “Danny” and Charmaine LaShay and founding campus Dean Bill Henken.

The award was presented by Dean John Short at the Corks & Forks event in March 2014.