Founders Awards for Excellence

2012 Academic Support
Award for Excellence

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Patrick Sorelle

Patrick Sorelle 2012 Recipient of the Academic Support Award for ExcellenceManager, The Phoenix Bookstore

Phoenix Bookstore Manager Pat Sorelle's vision and innovation led to the development of the eZ Books textbook reservation system on the UWGB campus, in which students submit their class schedule in advance, and they are handed their books. No long lines. No-hassle service. Parents and students praise and appreciate the assistance. In fact, the service solicited this comment from a parent touring a rival UW campus, "UWGB does eZ Books and it really makes this whole college thing so much easier for us."

Well-noted for his customer-centered approach to management and his collaborative spirit, Sorelle is dedicated to supporting students, campus departments, and the local community. Colleagues mention his "let's see what we can do" attitude and sense of humor. During his 25 years of service to UW-Green Bay, Sorelle has been instrumental in transforming The Phoenix Bookstore into an active, vibrant retail space in the University Union.

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