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Student to Receive
MAILED: March 9, 2000|
For the second time in three years, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student has been selected to receive the Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein Scholarship.
Senior Clayton J. Smith, Shawano, will receive the merit scholarship that is awarded to two UW System students of color (African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian) pursuing undergraduate degrees in business. The scholarship provides tuition and fees for the 2000-01 academic year.
Smith, who is majoring in accounting, has extensive leadership and extracurricular experience. He has served as president of UW-Eau Claire's Association of Multiracial People, an organization he founded in 1999, and as a member of the Student Senate's finance commission, which determines the allocation of student segregated fees. He also has been active in Beta Upsilon Sigma, Habitat for Humanity, Student Accounting Society and the Black Student Association. For the spring semester, Smith is studying international business at the Southern Denmark School of Business in Sonderborg, Denmark.
In a nomination letter written by Dr. Thomas Dock, Dean of the College of Business, Dock wrote, "What distinguishes CJ from other UW-Eau Claire students is his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership ability. CJ is a people-centered person who is articulate and very determined. He has demonstrated over and over again that he is not one to sit on the sidelines."
"I am very fortunate to have a strong support unit at UW-Eau Claire," Smith said. "Of course a special thanks goes to the family of Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein for their proactive efforts in redefining the image of underrepresented students throughout Wisconsin. The award signifies the importance of doing as much as you can, the best you can and does not entirely measure its candidate by G.P.A. I am very thankful and appreciative to be the next Weinstein scholar."
Each year the Weinstein Scholarship is awarded to one student at UW-Madison and one at one of the other UW System schools. The business students must be U.S. citizens, Wisconsin residents and of junior or senior standing.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 9, 2000