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Ten New UW-Eau Claire Students Named Kopp Presidential Scholars

RELEASED: July 13, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Ten students who will attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall have been named Kopp Presidential Scholars for the 2005-06 academic year.

The university awards Kopp Presidential Scholarships to up to 10 new freshmen on the basis of academic achievement, national test scores, and school and community leadership and service. The non-renewable scholarship funds are made possible by a gift from Kopp Investment Advisors, Edina, Minn., to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc.

Kopp Presidential Scholars are:

  • Sara Barlow, Madison, a graduate of La Follette High School and the daughter of Bob and Judy Barlow
  • Stephanie Birdd, Hillsboro, a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the daughter of Robert and Ann Birdd
  • Kara Braun, Superior, a graduate of Superior High School and the daughter of Gary Braun and Linda Braun
  • Kimberly Drewiske, De Pere, a graduate of West De Pere High School and the daughter of Don and Lynn Drewiske
  • Matthew Ebner, Mindoro, a graduate of Melrose-Mindoro High School, and the son of Robert and Carol Ebner
  • Kathleen Henderson, Colfax, a graduate of Oak Lane Christian Academy and the daughter of Warren and Brenda Henderson
  • Erin Moran, Apple Valley, Minn., a graduate of Eastview High School and the daughter of Brian and Janie Moran
  • Katherine Nolan, Fall Creek, a graduate of Fall Creek High School and the daughter of Gerry and Lisa Nolan
  • Kelly O'Shea, Blaine, Minn., a graduate of Centennial Senior High School and the daughter of Barb and Tim O'Shea
  • Samantha Priebe, Liberty, Mo., a graduate of Liberty High School and the daughter of Jim and Kristen Priebe

UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other national publications as one of the nation's best educational values and among the top public regional universities in the Midwest. For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the UW-Eau Claire Web.

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