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A calling in oncology

Posted 9 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2024

Melissa Weege, a clinical associate professor in the Health Professions Department, is one of seven UWL faculty to earn a 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award.

Melissa Weege receives 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award

UW-La Crosse is home to many outstanding instructors who make a difference in students’ lives inside and outside the classroom. This year, UWL’s Provost Office received hundreds of nominations from students hoping to recognize their favorite faculty. From these nominations, a university committee selected seven faculty to receive 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Awards.   

They are:   

This is the fifth of seven articles highlighting the winners. 


Melissa Weege, Health Professions 

Started at UWL: 2007 

Courses: I work and teach in the Health Professions Department as program director of radiation therapy, radiography and sonography. I teach courses in pathophysiology, research, medical imaging, the U.S. healthcare system, introduction to and seminar in radiation therapy. 

Background: I was a radiation therapist and medical dosimetrist in Colorado Springs prior to becoming the program director of UWL's Radiation Therapy Program. 

Favorite part of teaching: My favorite part of teaching is engaging with my students through discussion, case studies, stories or one-on-one conversations. I love watching the professional journey that they make from Day 1 of their two-year program to graduation, building professional skills, confidence and clinical competency. When they enter the workforce, I have such a sense of pride in them for all of their hard work and accomplishments and what they go out and bring to the oncology world. 


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