(11/15/13) A U-W La Crosse history instructor has been honored as Wisconsin's Professor-of-the-Year.
Victor Macias-Gonzalez received his award yesterday in Washington D-C. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching sponsors the award, which recognizes the nation's best undergraduate professors. Macias-Gonzalez has been at La Crosse since 2000. His emphasis is 19th century Latin American history. Among other things, Macias-Gonzalez teamed up with La Crosse associate dean Barbara Stewart to start the school's Eagle Mentoring Program five years ago. Its goal is to retain under-privileged and under-represented second-year students.