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Brenda Schneider To Receive|
MAILED: May 10, 1999|
Brenda Schneider, an influential community activist in the Detroit area, is the recipient of this year's University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
The award is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association to UW-Eau Claire graduates. Schneider was selected because of her personal and professional achievement and service.
Schneider is vice president and director of Business and Development Services for Comerica Bank, the leading institution for Comerica Inc., a $35 billion bank holding company in Detroit. Since joining Comerica in 1978, she has helped Detroit's neighborhood and business communities grow not only through funding from the bank, but also through her support and leadership.
Schneider chaired the Empowerment Zone Financial Institutions Consortium, an organization that was accountable for the development of a $1.1 billion investment strategy for Detroit to help stir economic development in distressed neighborhoods in the city.
"Brenda's contributions to the community and economic development of Detroit have been outstanding," said Suzanne Slota, director of Alumni Relations at UW-Eau Claire. "She is well-respected for the passion, compassion and sense of integrity she brings to everything she does."
A two-time recipient of the Spirit of Detroit, the highest award given by the city of Detroit, Schneider also serves on a number of community development teams and organizations.
She will be presented with the award during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 22 in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center. The cost is $9. For tickets, call (715) 836-3266.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 10, 1999