StangeCarl Stange, of Winona, will be recognized by Winona State University with the Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award Friday, Sept. 25, as a part of the university’s Homecoming celebration.

Carl Stange earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and theatre arts in 1983 and his master’s in counselor education in 2002 , both from Winona State University. He has worked in the admissions office for 31 years, currently as Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Previously, Stange was Freshmen Admissions Counselor, Interim Transfer Coordinator, Assistant Director/Ambassador advisor, and Certifying Veteran Official. In addition, he has served as IRHC/RHA advisor, Wazoo advisor, Veterans Club advisor, Alumni Float builder, and Chariot Puller. Stange was recognized as SEMSCA Post-Secondary Counselor of the Year for 1996-1997, Student Club Advisor of the Year in 1996, Minnesota Campus Compact President’s Civic Engagement Steward Award in 2013, Engaged Faculty Leader Award in 2013, I & D Unsung Champion Award in 2013, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award in 2009 and 2014. Stange has been an active supporter of WSU students, attending numerous athletic events, concerts, musicals and theater, diversity programs and leadership activities.