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April 23, 2007

CHASE Presents Scholarship and Distinguished Service Awards at Annual Meeting

The Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence (CHASE) announced its 2007 scholarship and distinguished service award recipients at its annual spring banquet held April 19, 2007 at The Plaza in Eau Claire, WI. Over 250 participants attended the annual event.

Over $4,000 in scholarships were presented to UW-Eau Claire health care administration students. Distinguished service awards were presented to Bryan Bee, a senior health care administration student from Woodville, WI; Stacy Parker, executive director of Grandview Care Center in Blair, WI; and Richard Rau, president and CEO, Clement Manor Health Center, Greenfield, WI. Parker, a 1992 graduate of the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program. and Rau also serve on the CHASE Board of Directors. See below for names of all recipients.

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

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2007 CHASE Distinguished Award Recipients

Distinguished Student Award
Bryan Bee, HCAD senior from Woodville, WI
President, UW-Eau Claire Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators

Distinguished Alumni
Stacy Parker, B.S., M.B.A.
Executive Director, Grandview Care Center, Blair, WI
UW-Eau Claire HCAD Class of 1992

Distinguished Service
Richard Rau, President and CEO, Clement Manor Health Center, Greenfield, WI
Member, UW-Eau Claire CHASE Board of Directors
Past President and Board Member, Wisconsin Health Care Association


2007-08 Health Care Administration Scholarship Recipients

  • Golden Ventures ($250 each): Rebekah Streit, a sophomore from Stanley, WI; Julianne Holt, a sophomore from Eagan, MN

  • Extendicare Foundation ($250): Amber Boyce-Fisk, a sophomore from Eau Claire, WI

  • Gene Decker Scholarship ($500): Brittany Peterson, a senior from Lakeville, MN

  • John & Mary Gerberich ($500): Jessica Remington, a junior from Scandinavia, WI

  • Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging ($500): Marie Tratnik, a senior from Racine, WI

  • Wisconsin Health Care Association ($500): Zachary Haag, a junior from North St. Paul, MN

  • HCR Manor Care ($500): Kirsten Quam, a senior from Anoka, MN

  • Kindred ($250 each): Samer Abadeer, a senior from Wausau, WI; John Niebauer, a senior from Middleton, WI

  • Civic Engagement ($500): Laura Hudack, a senior from Baraboo, WI


CHASE Awards