UW-Washington County’s Director of Continuing Education, Mary Kurer received the Betty Pearson Community Leadership Award at the West Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater West Bend graduation and luncheon. The annual award is presented to an individual in recognition of their distinguished and outstanding commitment to the West Bend community and their unique accomplishments in providing leadership to the greater West Bend area.
Well known and respected in the West Bend community, Kurer also serves as the executive director of the West Bend Economic Development Corporation and is a member of the Washington County Campus Foundation board.
Kurer earned a MA in Adult Education and Organizational Development at Alverno College in Milwaukee and a BS in Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Prior to her hiring at UW-WC last fall, she was the learning and development specialist at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. Other positions included serving as a Professional Development and Recruitment Specialist at Westbury Bank in West Bend and Executive Director of the Family Center of Washington County.