Graduate student service award honors Corrine Bahr
he department is establishing an award for a BME
graduate student that recognizes his or her outstanding leadership that
exemplifies the ideals and principles of Corrine
L. Bahr. They include commitment to service, volunteerism, community-building
and diversity and which are enabled by creativity, initiative, organization,
implementation and follow-through.
Corrine worked for the university for 38 years, first
as an administrator in electrical and computer engineering, then for
BME at its founding. She was active in the Baha’i Faith, AFS Intercultural
Programs Inc., Supper Club for Ethnic & Racial Harmony, the Middleton
Historical Society and the Good Neighbor Festival where she served as
board member for more than 12 years. Corrine was recognized as an honorary
good neighbor of the year in 2006. She loved quilting and volunteered
by knitting baby hats for Meriter Hospital.
Corrine and her husband of 35 years, Dennis, have
two children, Aaron (Seren) and Angela. In addition to her family and
extended family, she touched the lives of students, friends and colleagues
around the world.
Her contributions to the Department of Biomedical
Engineering are far too numerous to list but include welcoming and orienting
new graduate students and faculty members, organizing graduation celebrations,
providing financial management and careful oversight, and fostering
a collegial and caring atmosphere in the department.
Corrine strongly believed your deeds distinguish you
from others and have positive impact on the world. She also believed
in assisting humanity as much as possible.
Therefore, in her memory, the Department of Biomedical
Engineering is proud to recognize the graduate student who best exemplifies
the ideals and principles by which she lived and to offer funds for
this student to lead a significant activity of their own design that
fulfills the spirit of this award to provide leadership and service
to the department.
Specific examples of activities that fulfill the spirit of this award
• Organizing a graduate student conference to
provide opportunities for students to share their research findings
and hone their presentation skills
• Developing outreach tools for K-12 schools to excite children
• Activities that support and promote diversity in BME
Donations to the Corrine L. Bahr Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Service Award are sought to fund the award. Mail checks
(payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation,
c/o Corrine Bahr Graduate Service Award) directly to the BME
department or contribute at https://www2.uwfoundation.wisc.edu/MultiPage/processStep1.do.
Under “designation,” select “other, detailed below.”
In the box labeled, "If you would like to further restrict your
gift … ,“ type in Corrine Bahr
Graduate Service Award, Fund #12342873.