Liz Haben receives 2012 Western Appreciation Award

Liz Haben of West Chicago, Ill.,
is the 2012 recipient of the Western Appreciation
Award at William Woods University. Each year the
riding disciplines recognize an outstanding graduating senior in each discipline.

Haben is a fixture in the Western barn.
She has stayed and worked over summers and
breaks for WWU’s equestrian studies division and has taught in the Summer Riding
Program. She has shown university horses at nationally recognized shows, as
well as given green stock many quality hours under saddle.
Living off campus, she has her own training
and teaching facility, LL Equine. Before coming to William Woods, Haben attended
both Elgin and Black Hawk
Community Colleges, graduating from Black Hawk with an
associate of
arts degree in both equine
science and horse science technology.
According to the equestrian faculty, her
professionalism, endless drive and
demonstration of the continual quest
for learning are going to be greatly missed.