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Friend of Education

The Friend of Education award was established as a way to recognize unique contributions by individuals or organizations to the education of the children of Menomonee Falls. Former art educator and administrator, Bill Pierce initiated the award, and former science teacher, Tom Bauer, continued the tradition of the award.

The award is bestowed upon those whose efforts to improve or enhance education within the District were so unique, that if it were not for the individual or organization, the initiative would not have been implemented.

The Friend of Education award recognizes the critical link between the School District of Menomonee Falls, the community, and the many volunteers that serve both.

Artwork from third-grade students has become the trademark of the Friend of Education Award. Each year, third-grade art students create original Busscapes that depict the famous yellow school bus transporting children to school. The artwork is chosen by the art teachers for consideration as a Friend of Education award. The artwork is framed and presented by the student artist to its recipient. Over the years, the Busscapes have found special places in many Menomonee Falls homes and offices.

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Past Recipients

2018
Nicole Robbins, Dawn Hinton, Tony Resch & Jenny Bisswurm

2017
Larry Podolski. Susan Corkum, John Mercure, Cathy Olig, Your Choice To Live

2016
Kent Eliason, Barb Taggart, Todd Paulus, Rodney & Michelle Zimmerman

2015
Brian Mihelich, Kent Sutherland, Johnson Bus, Jeff Gross, Gary Kiltz, Mitch Maersch, Casey Ulrich

2014
Karen Habegger, Joe Weitzer, Dr. Jess Thomas, Karen Sass, Lens Crafters, Jo Young, Tom King

2013
Al Garcia, Jerry Witt, Joe Campbell,
Lynn Zindl, Linden Grove

2012
Ron Burling, Dee Dee Ternes, Nate Taffel,
Mike Grzesiak, Linda Meyers, Kathy Shurlilla

2011
Carol Rudnick, Ted and Joan Majdecki, Keith Marty, Bob Simi, Bruce Roehsner,
Rosalie Schulze, Sue Johnson,
Ray Thornborough, John Seymour

2010
VFW Post 9496/American Legion Post 382/Walter Miller Post 5, John Cassidy, Anne Weiland, 2010 Lynn Zindl, Thomas J. McKillen,
Pam Schwalbach & Amy Ignasiak


2009
Jill Czajkowski, M.D., John Furrer, Tailored Label, Bruce and Nancy Angeli, Henry DeBoer and
Miz Daisy, Tony Cherney

2008
Fire Chief Robert J. Coon, Mike Lamp,
Lynn Cassidy, Sue Jeskewitz, Warren Simonsen,
Don Eisenhauer, Ted Klumb

2007
Bill Bigus, Tom Bauer, Camille Morris,
Tom Hartmann, Students for Renovation,
Chuck Demge, Doug Menne, Lou Sanicola,
Sharon Whitman, John Potnek, Jerry Mislang,
Mark Lamkin, Jim Held, Steve Raymonds,
Linda Kons

2006
Dick and Marianne Rediske, John Tarantino,
Mary Ellen Nelson

2005
Richard Crane, Laurie Stout, Sid Truckenbrod,
Brian Blank, Judy & Hank Linser, Jean Skibba,
Lois & Hank Darkow, Joan Sanders

2004
Dave Glisczinski, Pam Oliversen, Marie Leekley

2003
Jeff & Susan Steliga, Sue Crowley,
Booster Club, Gertie Fox, Jan Wilson, Barb Lowe

2002
Retired Senior Volunteer Program,
Karen Nelson, Gerard Severson

2001
Dr. James Shaw, Rog Rogers, Jim Hollenhorst,
Paul Schramka, Dr. James Altschafl, David Eigner, Dennis Droese, Kurt Minor


2000
Michael Hurt, Linda Kent, David Leigh,
Frank Nerad, Jack Pitrof, Bill Dunnigan

1999
Starkey Davis, Terry Lorbiecki,
Duni Corporation, Dr. Richard T. Anderson, Dr. Clyde Chumbley,
Matt Hakes, Rick Rechlicz

1998
Jim Rupnow, Kenneth & Bonnie Dison, Richard Schwabenlander,
Dick & Donna Strong, Stephanie Schneider, Jane Radaj, Ron Cada,
Don Nienow, Gregory Rossebo, Patricia Jahn, Sue Morency, Community, Prevention Council, Julie Attoe

1997
Elizabeth Wiest, Harley Davidson Motor Co., Joe Greco Sr., Robert Unke,
Doug Marvan, Llewellyn Tietz

1996
Kohls Corporate Office, Don Schneiders, James Brewer, Joe Fox , Linda Marcou, Faye Bonini, Susan Schoepke,
The Parent Connection, Connie Wolf

1995
Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls, Sunrise Rotary Club, Lamplight Farms, Robert Jakubowski, Kiwanis Club, Sue Listwan,
Don McNamara, David O. Steingraber

1994
D & L Manufacturing, James W. Wright, Margaret Goecks, Beth Harwood, Sonja Holt, Walter Marquardt, Lolita Schneiders

1993
Julie Altschafl, Carol Fay, Robert Janke, Menomonee Falls Rotary Club, Harry Stoetzel, Cousins Corporation, Jean Armitage, Paul Wickesberg, John Coffee

1992
Aboretum Retirement Community, Tri County YMCA, Linda Boxhill, Strong Corneliuson Capital Mgmt, John Zorbini, Marie Simek, Diane Johnson, John Evans, Falls Chamber of Commerce

1991
Dick Goodnow, Carolyn Lemberger, Jim Riehle, Frank & Margaret Roberts, Arlene Shimek, Elmer Lauer, Richard Klug, Thomas Joynt

1990
Patrick Noll, Donna Baldwin, Dick Becker, Judy Elsner, Diane Geisberger, Cathy Hazzard, Patricia Lein, Cherie Mayer, Walt Meyer , Kathy McBride, Debbie Shoemaker, Jeanne Verbsky, John Wandschneider

1989
Richard Hess, Richard Brillault, Raabe Paint

Nominations