Rutter, Crupi honored at St. Norbert College President's Dinner

From , September 9, 2011
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College community honored Robert Rutter, associate vice president for institutional effectiveness, and student Amanda Crupi at the President's Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Rutter received the Exceptional Service Award after being nominated by faculty and staff, while Crupi earned the college's Employee Endowed Scholarship.

Rutter began his career at St. Norbert College in 1987. In 2002, he assumed the helm of all things "assessment" at the college, as head of the office for institutional effectiveness. In this role, Rutter has taken on a wide range of responsibilities, including: managing the assessment of learning outcomes for all divisions of the college; fielding an increasing number of institutional research requests; conducting "in-house" surveys for a variety of college constituents; and serving as a member of a number of administrative committees and groups. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the college's first systematic student retention program.

Most recently, Rutter has been responsible for coordinating all aspects of the college's preparation for the Higher Learning Commission's accreditation visit scheduled for fall 2011.

Bob's work also has extended beyond the boundaries of the college. He was instrumental in the formation of the Phantom Knight School of Opportunity in the West De Pere School District, and has been a frequent judge for the prestigious Golden Apple Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the greater Green Bay area. Bob serves as an advisor on assessment methods to two teachers at the Green Bay Correctional Institution and has also volunteered at many other sites, including Paul's Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul.

Crupi, from Oshkosh, Wis., earned a $1,000 scholarship for her volunteer work with organizations. Crupi has been a campus ministry student intern/coordinator since 2009. She is also involved with Relay for Life, Colleges Against Cancer and the St. Norbert women's chorus, and is a chemistry teaching assistant/tutor and a confirmation team member at Old St. Joseph church. Crupi, a chemistry major starting her senior year at St. Norbert College, also holds down a part-time job off campus.

For more information on the St. Norbert College Exceptional Service Award or Employee Endowed Scholarship, contact Mike Counter at (920) 403-3089 or mike.counter@snc.edu.