Wisniewksi Receives Rotary Award for Vocational ServiceJuly 28, 2021
During ceremonies in June, Anchorage International Rotary Club presented Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski with the award for Vocational Service, given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding professional achievement and reflects Rotary's high ethical standards and value.
“I can think of no one more deserving of the recognition by Anchorage International Rotary Club than Dr. Helena Wisniewski,” said Kevin Fimon, Chair of Vocational Services.
Wisniewski’s nomination cited her role as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, extensive executive and leadership experience, and service at UAA.
“Helena's long and successful service in key roles at UAA, her extensive and ongoing partnerships and outreach to both business and government entities, and her effective and engaged management have earned her a reputation at the University as someone who can effectively launch and manage a wide array of projects. Helena has been able to positively impact numerous undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff colleagues, and community and business partners.”
“Receiving this award is so meaningful to me, given the depth of what it means to be a Rotarian and from an organization that is so dedicated to, and beneficial to, mankind,” Wisniewski said. “Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. Its programs are devoted to developing the next generation of leaders and funding to make the world a better place. It is richly rewarding - both professionally and for the chance to do something that benefits humanity and to sense the fulfillment that comes in the process.”
Wisniewksi is professor of entrepreneurship and chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, Logistics and Business Analytics in the College of Business and Public Policy.