UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Honorary Alumnus Award
2014 Recipients

Bruce Larson and Chancellor Schmidt

Chancellor James Schmidt congratulates Bruce Larson, a decades-long fan, friend and spirited attendee of the Viennese Ball. Bruce was presented with an Honorary Blugold award during this year's ball in honor of his longtime support of the event. A lover of all things German and Austrian, Bruce attends the Ball every year dressed in full regalia and as the spitting image of Kaiser Wilhelm. Bruce also has been a long-time friend of The Singing Statesmen, hosting them for concerts and other events in St. Paul. Several years ago he established the Noble Statesmen Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to members of The Singing Statesmen. He makes a point at each Viennese Ball to spend time with The Singing Statesmen and to present the scholarships.  In addition, Bruce has supported other funding and scholarships through the German American Heritage Foundation that he established.

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