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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Student
Receives Social Work Award
MAILED: June 13, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE - April Saline, a junior social work major from New Hope, Minn., was recently awarded a $500 Karin Kopisch Memorial Scholarship.
         While battling breast cancer, Karin Kopisch received care from the hospice program in Eau Claire. Before she died in 1992, she decided to support the work of hospice care for cancer patients by dedicating her funds to scholarships for students with an interest in the field. This was the final award.
         "It was an honor to receive this award and a great opportunity to do further research in hospice care, which is of particular interest to me," Saline said.
         Saline's high grade-point average and scholarly paper on social workers in hospice earned her the award.
         "The knowledge I gained while writing the required paper inspired me to continue to learn more about hospice social work," Saline said. "Since then I have taken a death and bereavement class and have become a hospice volunteer."
         Saline has volunteer experiences at Mt. Washington Residence and L.E. Phillips Senior Center and is currently volunteering at Northwest Wisconsin Home Care. She works at Syverson Lutheran Home as an activity assistant and at Home Instead Senior Care providing elderly companionship care.
         Saline also recently received the Lloyd and Jeanette Piper Scholarship, awarded to a social work major for academic excellence and service.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: June 13, 2001