LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - A UW-La Crosse history instructor has been honored as Wisconsin's Professor of the Year.
Victor Macias-Gonzalez received his award Thursday in Washington D.C.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching sponsors the award, which recognizes the nation's best undergraduate professors.
Macias-Gonzalez has been at La Crosse since 2000. His emphasis is 19th century Latin American history.
Among other things, Macias-Gonzalez teamed up with La Crosse associate dean Barbara Stewart to start the school's Eagle Mentoring Program five years ago. Its goal is to retain underprivileged and underrepresented second-year students.