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Diversity Scholarships Presented
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MAILED: Oct. 2, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Forty-seven University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students received 48 scholarships totaling more than $107,000 during the 14th annual American Ethnic Coordinating Office Student Recognition Potluck in September.

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholars Award

The award was created in 1995 by Robert Sather, then director of Financial Aid at UW-Eau Claire, to enhance the opportunities for UW-Eau Claire to compete in the national market to attract and retail academically superior multicultural students.

Receiving the awards for the 1997-98 academic year were Christine Asuquo, a freshman psychology major from Stevens Point, $5,858; Angela Conklin, a freshman elementary education major from Stoughton, $5,858; Tara Hernandez, a freshman biology/molecular biology major from Waukesha, $5,620; Maher Shenouda, a freshman biology and pre-medicine major from Marshfield, $5,858; Elicasith You, a freshman undeclared major from Minnetonka, Minn., $5,952; Damien Bracey, a sophomore history major from Milwaukee, $5,858; and Jessica DeHamer, a sophomore undeclared major from Hastings, Minn., $5,952.

Also receiving the scholarship awards were Deanna Dennis, a sophomore English major from Appleton, $5,858; Paul Johnson, a sophomore chemistry and mathematics major from Milwaukee, $5,858; Salena McLeod, a sophomore nursing and pre-medicine major from Green Bay, $5,858; David Quiles, a junior biology/molecular biology major from Greenfield, $5,858; Kong Xiong, a junior biology and pre-medicine major from Menomonie, $3,640; Alee Yang, a freshman undeclared major from Manitowoc, $5,858; and Michelle Zarse, a sophomore nursing and pre-medicine major from Waukesha, $5,858.

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Achievement Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was established to recognize multicultural students who have demonstrated academic achievement. In addition, the scholarship takes into consideration a student's involvement in extracurricular and community activities.

Award recipients were Charity Hovre, a sophomore communication disorders major from Sparta; Nou Thor, a freshman elementary education major from La Crosse; Angela Pittman, a freshman communication major from Mequon; Maryam Lara-Meloy, a freshman biology major from Wauwatosa; Travis Sweet, a freshman undeclared major from Burnsville, Minn.; and Adrian Wilson, a freshman business administration major from Milwaukee.

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Incentive Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was established to recognize multicultural students who have demonstrated academic achievement. In addition, the scholarship takes into consideration a student's involvement with extracurricular and community activities.

Recipients for the 1997-98 academic year were Matthew Adams, a freshman business administration major from Roseville, Minn.; Lisa Butcher, a freshman music major from Woodbury, Minn.; Charles Carrero, a freshman undeclared major from Sebring, Fla.; Jamie Contreras, a freshman biology and pre-medicine major from Milwaukee; Loritta Crenshaw, a freshman biology and pre-medicine major from Milwaukee; and Garrett Gonzalez, a freshman undeclared major from Eau Claire.

Other recipients were Roberto Guerrido, a freshman computer science major from Milwaukee; Angelica Hambrick, a freshman communication major from Milwaukee; Nathan Morales, a freshman journalism major from Bloomington, Minn.; Shannon Smith, a senior pre-engineering major from Bloomington, Minn.; Xia Vang, a freshman undeclared major from Sheboygan; and Edrick Wade, a freshman physics and pre-engineering student from Milwaukee.

College of Business Diversity Scholars Award/Norwest Bank Diversity Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship was created in 1995 in recognition of Norwest Bank's commitment to diversity. It is awarded to a multicultural student majoring in accounting, finance or business economics.

Chris Perine, a senior management information systems major from Milwaukee, was the 1997-98 academic year award winner.

College of Business Diversity Scholars Award/Northern States Power Company Diversity Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship was created in 1995 in response to NSP's commitment to diversity. One scholarship is awarded each year during a five-year period to an outstanding multicultural student.

Scott Hoch, a senior marketing major from Onalaska, was the recipient of the 1997-98 award.

School of Business Multicultural Scholarship -- Babu and Raja Baradwaj

This $250 scholarship was created in 1993 by Babu and Raja Baradwaj as a demonstration of their commitment to students and scholarship and their personal gratitude to UW-Eau Claire.

Chris Perine, a senior management information systems major from Milwaukee, received the award.

Jim Vance Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1995 by Jim Vance, director of the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, to recognize multicultural students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. In addition, the scholarship takes into consideration a student's involvement in extracurricular and community activities.

The 1997-98 academic year award recipients were Deb Ledo-Anderl, a junior American Indian Studies and journalism major, from Fall Creek, $500; Mireya Sigala, a freshman criminal justice and pre-law major from Barron, $500; Adrienne Cohen, a senior biology/molecular biology major from Wauwatosa, $500; and Romona Waters, a senior sociology major from Glendale, $450.

Frances Barron Scholarship for Teacher Education

This scholarship was created in 1993 by Jim Vance, director of the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, in the name of his first-grade teacher, Frances Barron. Barron attended the Eau Claire Normal School and received her teaching certificate in 1919. As a longtime teacher in the Beloit public schools, she was particularly known for her interest in individual children and for her involvement in their lives in and out of the classroom.

Sarah Burns, a senior biology major from Cottage Grove, Minn., was winner of the $250 scholarship for the 1997-98 academic year.

Henry and Shirley Vance School of Education Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is presented annually to a multicultural student and prospective teacher who agrees to teach in the Milwaukee Public Schools or in a Wisconsin school district with a substantial need for multicultural teachers. The scholarship was established in 1988 by the sons, Gerald, Frances and Jim Vance, in honor of the late Henry and Shirley Vance in recognition of the value they placed on education for their children.

The 1997-98 winner of the $500 scholarship was Soma Pierce, a senior music major from Marine on St. Croix, Minn.

Johannes Dahle Multicultural Scholarship

The scholarship was created in 1994 by the American Ethnic Coordinating Office in appreciation of the commitment to and support of multicultural students shown by Johannes Dahle during his tenure as the director of development university relations at UW-Eau Claire. This scholarship recognizes his ongoing concern for the welfare of individuals and his commitment to higher education.

Jason Slaikeu, a senior biology major from Cushing, received the $250 award.

Moya Novak Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1996 by Jim Vance in appreciation of the commitment to and support of multicultural student workers shown by Moya Novak during her tenure as program assistant in the American Ethnic Coordinating Office at UW-Eau Claire. This scholarship recognizes her ongoing concern for the welfare of the student workers and her commitment to their highest educational pursuits.

Sabrina Crane, a sophomore social work major from Milwaukee, won the $250 scholarship.

Chuckie Graves Memorial Scholarship

The Chuckie Graves Memorial Scholarship was established through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in honor of the former Blugold basketball star who died in 1988 while playing basketball near his home in Dallas, Texas. The scholarship is designed to recognize the contributions of an outstanding multicultural student leader and to recognize the added dimension multicultural students bring to campus through their extracurricular involvement.

The 1997-98 winner of the $500 award was Odawa White, a junior undeclared major from Hayward.

Henry Aaron Merit Scholarship

This scholarship was created through the efforts of UW-Eau Claire Foundation and the American Ethnic Coordinating Office to recognize Hank Aaron's role as a national leader and inspiration to those who find themselves in the struggle for racial equality. It further recognizes that Aaron began his major league career in the Eau Claire community before moving to the national spotlight.

Winners of the $250 awards were Pao Li, a sophomore biology major from Milwaukee, and sophomore Juana Sigala, a Latin American Studies and Spanish major from Barron.

Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein Scholarship

This scholarship provides two merit scholarships for outstanding African American, Hispanic or American Indian students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in business. One scholar will be a student at UW-Madison and the other scholar is chosen by the president of the UW System from students attending other UW System institutions.

Juliet Messina, a senior marketing major at UW-Eau Claire from New Richmond, received the $2,871 award for 1997-98.

Royal Credit Union Business Scholarship

RCU created this scholarship program for university and/or technical college students planning to major in business, agricultural business or business education.

Junior accounting major Mary Yang, Milwaukee, was the recipient of the $4,000 award for the 1997-98 academic year.

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Updated: Oct. 2, 1997