1965 - B. H. Kettelkamp

Bennie KettelkampBenny Kettelkamp, biology, was the first recipient of the award in 1965.

After 32 years on the River Falls faculty, Dr. B. H. Kettelkamp, head of the biology department, resigned in 1967. Dr. Kettelkamp came to River Falls in 1935 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Wayne Wolfe, administrate vice president, commented about Dr. Kettelkamp: "His deep concern for students, his skill and perceptiveness as a teacher, and his unfailing sense of humor have helped set the pattern for River Falls."