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MAILED: March 13, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- Five students and two student organizations from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were honored Feb. 25 for their leadership skills and service to the campus and community.
Amanda Jo Ashcraft, a senior management information systems major from Mequon, has served as state president of the professional business leadership organization Phi Beta Lambda, volunteered for Special Olympics and at the Chippewa Valley Museum, and is a senior student adviser to the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.
Sabrina Crane, a junior social work major from Milwaukee, has been president of the UW-Eau Claire Black Student Association for two years and has worked extensively toward forming close relations between the BSA, the Native American Student Association, the Hispanic/Latino Student Association and MOSAIC.
Kevin Gatzlaff, a senior management and finance double major from Rochester, Minn., is currently president of the Student Senate and has served the student government by being on numerous commissions and committees. During his presidency, Gatzlaff has played a significant role in the implementations of the Eau Claire transit system partnership with the university and a course evaluation system. Gatzlaff also has served as a summer orientation assistant.
Kristin Kleinsteiber, a senior communication disorders major from Madison, is a member of six honor organizations, the student government and Campus Crusade for Christ, and acts as a campus Ambassador and a student representative to the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Board of Directors. Kleinsteiber also is an author and researcher in collaborative faculty-student projects in the communication disorders field. Her off-campus volunteer work includes working with children on the Lac Corte Oreilles reservation and Headstart at Lac Du Flambeau reservation.
Brad Martin, a senior comprehensive special education and elementary education major from Blair, is a twice-elected state president of the Student Council for Exceptional Children and is a Residential Treatment Worker at the Eau Claire Academy. Martin has volunteered for Special Olympics and the Reading Partner Program, and is a co-author of an educational psychology text under the direction of the UW-La Crosse faculty.
Student Organizations Alpha Phi Omega and MOSAIC were also recognized with leadership awards during the ceremony.
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed national service fraternity, has worked extensively on blood drives for the American Red Cross and is responsible for more than 1,400 hours of service to the community in the fall of 1997 alone. Beneficiaries of its volunteer work and efforts include the March of Dimes, the Humane Association, Bolton Refuge House, Feed My People Food Bank and area nursing homes.
Student organization, Make Our School an Intercultural Community (MOSAIC), is the Housing and Residence Life diversity task force which promotes understanding of diversity of people in the campus community. MOSAIC's 900 students, faculty/staff and community members have been involved with outreach programs at Delong Middle School and Fall Creek High School, and joint efforts with Advocates for Multicultural Education in Eau Claire.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: March 13, 1998