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April 4, 2011

CHAASE Presents Scholarships, Distinguished Service Awards at Annual Meeting

2011 CHAASE Award WinnersThe Health Care Administration program and the Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) announced 2011 scholarship and distinguished service award recipients at the annual spring banquet held March 31, 2011 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire, Wis. Nearly 340 participants attended the annual event.

Over $4,000 in scholarships were presented to UW-Eau Claire health care administration students. The distinguished student award was presented to Caitlin Casey and Heather Ceaser. They will be starting their practicums in August at Manor Care Health Services in Hinsdale and Minnesota Masonic Home Care. Steve Chies, Vice President of Long Term Care Services for Benedictine Health Systems and member of the CHAASE Board of advisors, received the distinguished service award. Don Husi, 1985 alumni of the health care administration program and Managing Director of Red Capital Group, received the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Len Meysemburg, Administrator of the long term care facility at Spooner Health System, received the Distinguished Preceptor Award.

CHAASE is a unique partnership that combines the energy of academia, health and aging services organizations and professional associations. The Center focuses on influencing the health and aging services profession through positive program enhancements for health care administration students, partner organizations, and the health and aging services field.

2011-2012 Health Care Administration Scholarship Recipients:

•    Hannah Johnson and Kendal Krouse: Golden Living
•    Elisabeth Ullom: Civic Engagement
•    Rebecca Brunz: Gene Decker
•    Brad Goeman: Jim and Patty Blum Volunteer
•    Liza Holle: WI Assisted Living Association
•    John Mielke and Amanda Roggenbauer: Extendicare Foundation
•    Zachary Tilson: WI Healthcare Association
•    Caitlin Casey: HCR ManorCare
•    Megan Mehlberg: WI Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
•    Heather Ceasar: Kindred Healthcare
•    Ashley Kornhoff: Good Samaritan
•    Marleah Keuler: Tri-County Medical Alliance

Health Care Administration students Nikole Bracz and Kathryn Sjoberg received the Heyde Health Care Entrepreneurial award. This award recognizes the most entrepreneurial student leadership project by an active practicum student.

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