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Family Creates Music Scholarship
at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Nov. 17, 1999|
The Edith Werdermann Hofrichter Music Scholarship has been created at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The scholarship was created with a $10,000 gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation from John C. and Carrie M. Tietz, Shorewood, Minn., and a $5,000 gift from John Tietz's mother, Lila Tietz, Edina, Minn.
The $500 scholarship will be available annually to UW-Eau Claire music majors who have 30-60 credits completed, are a sophomore or above, and have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. The scholarship award is in recognition of excellence in string playing and participating in the University Symphony Orchestra.
"This scholarship recognizes Mrs. Hofrichter's many years of service in public school education in Wisconsin, her talent as an accomplish violinist and her years as an Eau Claire resident," said Dr. Jack Fistler, president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. "Her family is honoring her by helping other talented musicians."
The late Edith Werdermann Hofrichter was John Tietz's godmother and Lila Tietz's cousin by marriage. Hofrichter was a 1944 graduate of the Eau Claire State Teachers College (now UW-Eau Claire) and of the graduate school at Northwestern University in Illinois. She was an elementary teacher in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, and later became a principal in Milwaukee. She also was an accomplished violinist.
For additional information about the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, call Dr. Jack Fistler at (715) 836-5630.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 17, 1999