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Diversity Scholars Awards Presented During UW-Eau Claire's American Ethnic Potluck
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MAILED: Oct. 12, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — Thirty-six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students received UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholars Awards totaling more than $116,000 during the annual American Ethnic Coordinating Office Student Recognition Potluck in September.
The UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholars Award was created in 1995 by Robert Sather, then director of Financial Aid at UW-Eau Claire, to enhance opportunities for UW-Eau Claire to compete in the national market to attract and retain academically superior multicultural students.
Receiving $6,144 awards for the 1998-99 academic year were Nicole Ames, a freshman journalism major from Champlin, Minn.; Christine Asuquo, a junior Spanish and psychology major from Stevens Point; Kalista Coleman, a freshman biology major from La Crosse; Angela Conklin, a sophomore elementary education major from Stoughton; Jessica DeHamer, a junior management information systems major from Hastings, Minn.; and Deanna Dennis, a junior English major from Appleton.
Also receiving the award were Jeral Dennis, a freshman biology major from Schaumburg, Ill.; Nelly Hanley, an undeclared freshman from Des Plaines, Ill.; Paul Johnson Jr., a freshman accounting major from Milwaukee; Taryn Lopez, a freshman marketing major from Rochester, Minn.; David Quiles, a senior biochemistry/molecular biology major from Greenfield; Maher Shenouda, a sophomore biology major from Marshfield; Elicasith You, a sophomore elementary education major from Minnetonka, Minn.; and Michelle Zarse, a junior nursing major from Waukesha.
Receiving other scholarships were Damien Bracey, a junior social studies major from Milwaukee, $6,136; Meng Yang, a freshman journalism major from Kaukauna, $5,110; Tara Hernandez, a freshman biochemistry/molecular biology major from Waukesha, $4,310; and Kong Xiong, a senior biology major from Menomonie, $3,105.
Six students received the UW-Eau Claire Diversity Achievement Scholarship totaling $6,000. This 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.
Receiving $1,000 scholarships were Deannah Byrd, a freshman pre-medicine major from Madison, Trista Drew, a freshman nursing major from Colby; LaWayne Mabon, an undeclared freshman from Milwaukee; Maiknue Moua, an undeclared freshman from Green Bay; Casey Strauch, a freshman business administration major from Maplewood, Minn.; and Jill Wahlstrom, a freshman psychology major from Apple Valley, Minn.
Twelve students received the UW-Eau Claire Diversity Incentive Scholarship totaling $6,000. This 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.
Receiving the $500 scholarship were Amelia Brown, a freshman business administration major from White Bear Lake, Minn.; Monica De La Rosa, a freshman social work major from Ripon; Maria Gomez, a senior special education major from Bloomington, Minn.; Joshua Howard, a freshman pre-engineering major from Oconomowoc; Jo Ellen Miller, a sophomore pre-dentistry major from Ashland; Vincent Spruill, a freshman pre-medicine major from Madison; Eric Stugen, an undeclared freshman from West Salem; Sua Thao, a freshman computer science major from Appleton; Paul Vang, a freshman computer science major from Eau Claire; Erika Williams, a senior psychology major from Phoenix, Ariz.; Mia Xiong, a sophomore accounting major from Wausau; and Ian York, an undeclared freshman from Deephaven, Minn.
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Updated: Oct. 12, 1998