Award Description

Established in 2007, this award recognizes accomplishments in the education and development of future water environment professionals by educators at all levels, from primary grades through graduate students. This award honors Professor William C, Boyle, a Professor Emeritus of Environment Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as mentor to many CSWEA members. Beyond his role as educator, researcher and mentor, Bill Boyle has served the Central States    Water Environment Association throughout his career as a tireless promoter of ongoing education and training and a facilitator of many successful technical programs and events. 


Nomination Policy and Procedures

1.     Criteria:

a.     Significant accomplishments in the education and development of future water environment professionals.

b.     Member of CSWEA and WEF.

2.     The 1st Vice President shall be responsible for soliciting award nominations. Nominations shall be received from General Membership or from the State Section Boards to the 1st Vice President by December 1 of each year and shall include:

a.     Nomination Form

b.     One page biography of the nominee

c.     Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)

d.     Any other supporting material required under Criteria or that you feel would be helpful in the selection process.

3.     The Association’s Bill Boyle Outstanding Educator Award shall consist of a suitably inscribed plaque indicating the recipient’s name and year of award. If appropriate, the CSWEA Bill Boyle Educator of the Year Award winner shall be advanced by the 1st Vice President to WEF as the Association’s nominee for the WEF Gordon Maskew Fair Medal award.


For Information, Contact:

Amy Haque
Phone: 855-692-7932



Brooke Mayer
Marquette University



2022Not awarded
2021Michael Doran, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2020Dr. John Katers, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2019Dr. Michael Penn, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
2018Dr. Patrick McNamara, Marquette University
2017Douglas J. Nelson, Milwaukee School of Engineering
2016Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015Daniel Zitomer, Marquette University
2014Betty Jo Azpell, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
2013Dr. Paige J. Novak, University of Minnesota
2012Dr. Krishna Pagilla, PE (Illinois Institute of Technology)
2011Dr. Cynthia Welsh, EdD (Cloquet High and Middle School, Duluth, MN)
2010Professor Daniel R. Noguera, Ph.D
2009Professor Max Anderson
2008Professor Emeritus Bill Boyle

Mission Statement

To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.

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