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UW-Eau Claire Student Receives
Alpha Lambda Delta Scholarship
MAILED: Nov. 2, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student was awarded $1,000 for the 2001-02 school year by Alpha Lambda Delta, a national society that honors academic excellence during a student's first year in college.
Junior Julie Marie Brown, communication and psychology major from Bloomington, Minn., is the recipient of a Jo Ann Trow Scholarship.
"I was absolutely thrilled, and honored," Brown said. "It put things in perspective for me and made me realize how much I had accomplished so early on in my college career."
Brown, a junior who is currently studying in England, has been active in several activities and organizations. She was president of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of ALD and active in the residence halls, university band and various intramural sports. She is currently vice president of The Society of Participating Honor Students, a sophomore honors society, and a member of the cross-country ski club.
"I take an active role as a leader in many of these groups and I believe that this, and my passion for success in all that I do, did indeed play a large role in me receiving this award," Brown said.
"Julie is a quality individual with the personal drive to be an academic success," said Paula Stuettgen, student development coordinator and UW-Eau Claire ALD advisor and liaison administrator since 1977. "She is outstanding in terms of her scholastic achievement as well as her involvement in campus life and the learning environment."
Founded at the University of Illinois in 1924, ALD has more than 225 chapters throughout the nation, and more than 600,000 students have been initiated.
Students who achieve a 3.5 cumulative grade point average during the first semester or first year of college are invited to join.
"If you qualify and continue in your academic success, ALD has numerous grants, fellowships and scholarships that are available to its members," Stuettgen said. "It also recognizes outstanding achievement among members when they are seniors."
Before Brown was eligible to apply for the national scholarship she had to first receive the local ALD scholarship.
"I had never applied for a national scholarship before," Brown said. "Because of this I felt quite overwhelmed and intimidated by the whole idea. Once I found out I was chosen as a recipient I was extremely overjoyed."
According to Brown, only 30 Jo Ann Trow scholarships were awarded to members nationwide.
The Jo Ann Trow Award was started in 1988 to honor a past national president of ALD. Traditionally $150 was awarded, but during the 75th anniversary year ALD began offering $1,000 awards.
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Updated: Nov. 2, 2001