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During Congregation Son’s of Abraham’s annual Holocaust Remembrance service on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11 AM, Dr. Richard L. Kyte from Viterbo University will be honored as the 11th recipient of the Gregory P. Wegner Excellence in Holocaust Education recognition.
The program is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kyte (Rick to his colleagues, friends and many admirers) is the Endowed Professor of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment.
Over the years, few people have worked as tirelessly as Rick has to promote Holocaust education, to encourage the ongoing training of Holocaust educators and to solidify Viterbo’s national reputation as a place where survivors can tell their stories to thousands of grateful listeners.
The Wegner recognition for excellence in Holocaust education was established in 2006 in the name of Greg Wegner, beloved “teacher of teachers,” with the goal of recognizing the efforts of inspirational, full-time teachers in our area. Over the years, recognizing that teachers come from all walks of life, we broadened the definition of teachers to include a Belgian witness-resister, a personal historian, and an entire theatre company.
We hope you will be able to join us at CSOA for this very special program honoring Dr. Kyte.