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Scholarships and Study Awards
Announced at Viennese Ball 

MAILED: April 18, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Seventeen students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were honored with scholarships or study awards at the university's Viennese Ball 2002.
         Five students received Viennese Ball International Study Awards, which recognize outstanding academic achievements and service to UW-Eau Claire.
         Junior Andrew Steuernagel, Tomahawk, received the Wilhelm and Ingrid Brauner Award for international study in Austria or a German-speaking country. Steuernagel is majoring in geography with minors in German and economics. He is the son of Richard and Paula Steuernagel. The award is made in recognition of the services of the couple from the Austrian government who significantly contributed to the development of the Viennese Ball.
         Four exchange students from the University of Graz, Austria, also received Viennese Ball International Study Awards funded by AVL-List of Graz, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's first international corporate scholarship sponsor. All four students are juniors majoring in English.
         Sandra Leingruber is the daughter of Ferdinand and Wilhelmine Leingruber of Graz, and her host family is Renee and Wayne Ahrens. Sandra Mauerhofer is the daughter of Alois and Bernadette Mauerhofer of Graz, and her host family is Adam and Ada Bors. Oliver Jauk is the son of Franz and Ingrid Jauk of Graz. Oliver Trenk is the son of Bruno and Wilhelmine Trenk of Mitterdorf, Austria, and his host family is Roger and Karen Pope.
         Eleven students majoring in music received Viennese Ball Music Scholarships.
         Ten of these were Viennese Ball Senior Music Scholarships, awarded for talent, academic achievement, and contributions to the department of music and theatre arts. Recipients were Melinda Allen, Morris, Ill., daughter of Richard and Annette Allen; Jacqueline Cobain, River Falls, daughter of Michael and Victoria Cobain; Jeffrey Dahlseng, Eau Claire, son of John and Judi Dahlseng; Keith Hilson, Eau Claire, son of Howard and Jean Hilson; Marni Jensen, Marinette, daughter of Jay and Jane Jensen; Angela Nies, DePere, daughter of Stephen and Janet Nies; Heidi Olsen, Green Bay, daughter of Robert and Sally Olsen; Robert Eugene Power, Burnsville, Minn., son of William and Stephanie Power; Eric Solberg, Minot, N. D., son of Stanley and Kathleen Solberg; and Karen Wilber, Eau Claire, daughter of Serene Wilber.
         Senior Monica Allen, Wausau, received the Ada Bors Music Service Award, which is named for the faculty member who originated and coordinated the Viennese Ball for 25 years and recognizes outstanding service to the department of music and theatre arts. Allen, daughter of Dewey Allen of Wausau and Kathleen Allen of Wyoming, Mich., is studying abroad in Ireland this semester.
         Senior Benjamin Licht, Cameron, was the first student to receive a new award - the W. R. Davies University Service Center Award for the Viennese Ball - recognizing outstanding service to Davies Center and, particularly, past service to the Viennese Ball. Licht is majoring in political science and is the son of Kelsey and Paula Licht.

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Updated: April 18, 2002