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April 11, 2006

Accounting Student Nominated for UW System Weinstein Scholarship

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The UW-Eau Claire College of Business Dean's Council has nominated Jue Yang , a senior business student from Manitowoc, WI, for the Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein scholarship.  Yang is pursuing an accounting major and management information systems minor. 

Yang, who was born in Laos and spent several years in a refugee camp in Thailand, had no formal education prior to coming to the United States at age nine. "We were introduced to the United States as the land of opportunity," said Yang.  "By age eight, I was already thinking about getting an education. Because of this, I am very determined to achieve my goals. I work hard, commit an immense amount of time to my work and always push myself to go beyond my limits."

Yang graduated with honors from high school and she continues to do very well academically in college. While at UW-Eau Claire, she has participated in numerous work experiences, internships, and co-curricular and community activities that have helped her develop leadership, social and communication skills. Currently, Yang is completing an internship with Wipfli LLP, a regional accounting firm. 

The Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein Scholarship Program was established in 1986 by University of Wisconsin System Regent Emeritus Laurence Weinstein and his wife, Frances, to recognize outstanding junior or senior minority business students. The award specifies that one scholar will be a UW-Madison business student, and the other scholar will be chosen by the president of the UW System from business students attending other UW System institutions. The Weinstein award pays resident tuition and segregated fees for one academic year.