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Student excellence awards presented to outstanding students

May 14, 2014
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2014 student excellence award recipients, back row, from left: Chris Pahl, Jesse Martinez, Heather Spray, Melinda Daniels, Crystal Ruzicka, Emy Marier and Bonnie Krahn. Front row, from left: Scott Janke, David Donnellan, Hannah Gaspar, Julia Johnson, Liz Wussow, Ana Thesing, Amanda Rumpca, Abby Nygaard and Carolyn Egan. (Note: Several award recipients were unavailable for the group photo.)

EAU CLAIRE — Student excellence awards recently were presented to outstanding students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The awards, sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Foundation and University Centers at UW-Eau Claire, call attention to the exceptional contributions students have made to the campus or greater community.

Recipients of the special category excellence awards each received a $250 scholarship through the Foundation, thanks to the generosity of many donors. Students who received Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Undergraduate Student awards from each of the four colleges received a university medallion and a scholarship award.

The following students were honored:

  • Senior Melinda Daniels, Milwaukee, Excellence in Leadership
  • Senior Jesse Martinez, Oakdale, Minnesota, Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness
  • Senior Carolyn Egan, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Excellence in Global Awareness
  • Senior Heather Spray, Edgerton, Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activity
  • Senior Scott Janke, Alma Center, Non-Traditional Student Leadership Award
  • Junior Liz Wussow, Waterloo, Residence Hall Leadership Award
  • Senior Casey Coughlin, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, LGBTQA Outstanding Student Leadership Award
  • Junior Anastasia Thesing, Lewiston, Minnesota, Giraffe Leadership Award: Sticking One's Neck Out for Social Justice
  • Sophomore Kerren Kollock, Plover, Domestic Immersion Leadership
  • Senior Abigail Nygaard, Delano, Minnesota, Andre and Joanne Gibault Blugold Spirit Award.

Also honored were:

  • Doctoral student Jessica R. Witt, Oconto Falls, Emerging Leader for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Senior Amanda Rumpca, Ramsey, Minnesota, Emerging Leader Award for the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Sophomore Danielle Schroeder, Emerging Leader Award for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Junior Hannah Gaspar, Mankato, Minnesota, Emerging Leader Award for the College of Business
  • Postbaccalaureate student Crystal Ruzicka, Chippewa Falls, Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Senior Corrin Turkowitch, Wauwatosa, Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Senior Diane Sanchez, South St. Paul, Minnesota, Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Senior David Donnellan, Eau Claire, Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the College of Business
  • Miranda Meyer, Osseo, Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Jamie Vue, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeremy Trautlein, Eau Claire, Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Bonnie Krahn, Eau Claire, Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Business

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