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Freshman from Ringle to receive Etnier Scholarship

July 9, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Thus Vang, Ringle, has been awarded a Don and Jan Etnier Hmong Freshman Scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this fall. The scholarship, available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, is available to an incoming UW-Eau Claire freshman Hmong student with a strong academic record, financial need and demonstrated potential for success in college.

The Etniers, who established the scholarship, have assisted the Hmong people throughout the Chippewa Valley in various ways for more than 30 years. Jan was the first tutor for the first Hmong student to graduate from UW-Eau Claire, and Don was on the board of directors of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and the campaign treasurer for the late Joe Bee Xiong when he ran for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004.

UW-Eau Claire is frequently recognized as one of the nation's best educational values. U.S. News & World Report magazine consistently names UW-Eau Claire among the best public regional universities in the Midwest. For more information about scholarship opportunities, visit the UW-Eau Claire financial aid website.

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