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Chris Crutchley Wins
MAILED: Sept. 18, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Once again a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student has been selected to receive the Laurence A. and Frances L. Weinstein Scholarship.
Senior Chris Crutchley, Black River Falls, will receive the merit scholarship that is awarded annually to two UW System students of color pursuing undergraduate degrees in business or related fields. He is the third UW-Eau Claire student to receive the Weinstein scholarship. The scholarship provides tuition and fees for the 2002-03 academic year.
"This scholarship means a great deal to me," said Crutchley, who hopes to graduate in December 2003. "I had an unpaid internship this summer with Inflow Inc. in Phoenix where I gained valuable experiences. But my financial situation is difficult, and the Weinstein Scholarship will be a great asset to me as I continue to pursue my college degree."
Crutchley credits his mother, a single parent on a limited income, for instilling in him and his four brothers the value of getting a good education. All five Crutchley boys have attended UW-Eau Claire. The two oldest boys have graduated and are working in their chosen fields, and the third oldest has to finish a class before he can graduate. Crutchley and his twin brother Chad, a business management major, will graduate in 2003.
Crutchley is a management information systems major. He would like to work as a sales representative or project manager for an organization involved in information technology.
At UW-Eau Claire he has extensive leadership and extracurricular experience. At the time he finished high school, he received the Warren L. Rosin Scholarship and Erwin Homstad Scholarship to attend UW-Eau Claire. He received the Baradwaj College of Business Scholarship and was nominated for the Student Leadership Award. He was on the dean's list and earned academic distinction for two semesters.
Crutchley is an NCAA All-American in track and field and a two-year letter winner in football. For three summers he volunteered at a three-day football camp for boys in grades six through 12 from his hometown and was a volunteer at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire two years ago. He also was a volunteer basketball coach in Black River Falls for several summers.
"Unfortunately my athletic career here was cut short by a medical condition. The doctor has cleared me to run track, but I'm putting my priority on going to class these days," he said.
"Chris is a very outgoing, focused individual who has his priorities straight in life," said V. Thomas Dock, dean of the College of Business. "He is a wonderful role model for students on our campus as well as for the middle school and high school kids he mentors."
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.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: September 18, 2002