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UW-Eau Claire Awards Scholarships to Students in Public Health Professions

RELEASED: May 23, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Eighteen University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were recently awarded public health professions scholarships. All the award recipients are majoring in health care administration, environmental public health or music therapy.

Senior Jessica Berti, Rosholt, and graduate student Erin Moritz, Eau Claire, received Environmental Public Health Scholarships. These scholarships are given to ENPH majors or graduate students entering the final year of their programs. The criteria for selection include academic performance, letters of recommendation and essays by the candidates describing their goals and contributions to the major.

Sophomore Laura Suppes, Falcon Heights, Minn., received the Amber Star Krenz Memorial scholarship, which goes to a UW-Eau Claire student who has declared a major in environmental and public health and who plans on studying abroad for a semester. Suppes will study in South Africa this summer.

Sophomores Kendall Duffy, Eau Claire, and Christina Gamaldi, Hudson, were awarded Extendicare Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships go to freshmen or sophomores majoring in health care administration. The criteria for selection include academic performance and essays by the candidates describing their goals and activities in the HCAD major.

Sophomore Shannon Engel, Appleton, was awarded a Gene Decker scholarship, given to health care administration majors who have performed well academically, with preference given to students who have demonstrated leadership in the American College of Health Care Administrators student organization.

Junior Klare Gibson, Fall Creek, received a Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aged Scholarship for health care administration majors. Selection criteria include academic performance and essays from the candidates describing their goals, activities and contributions to the major.

Junior Alesha Gillitzer, Prairie du Chien, junior Ashley Misner, Marshfield, senior Morgan Peters, Hortonville, junior Lydia Waldera, Rice Lake, and senior Sara Williamson, Holmen, received John and Mary Gerberich Public Health Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to junior or senior HCAD entering their practicums or ENPH majors entering internships who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Financial need is also considered.

Sophomores Catherine Hinz, Woodbury, Minn., and Stefanie Ojibway, Spooner, received Wisconsin Health Care Association Scholarships. Criteria for selection for these awards include academic performance; essays by the candidates describing their goals, activities and contributions to the major; and exceptional dedication to service in the health care field.

Freshman Jayme LeJeune, Westby, and sophomore Brittany Peterson, Lakeville, Minn., were awarded Beverly Healthcare Scholarships, given to freshman or sophomore HCAD majors. Selection criteria include academic performance and essays from the candidates describing their activities in the major.

Freshman Kimberly Weeks, Balsam Lake, received the Tri-County Medical Alliance Scholarship for students in the public health professions area. Weeks is a music therapy major.

Junior Laura Weiss, Plum City, received the Charles M. and Isabel Ihle Medical Sciences Scholarship, which rotates annually for juniors, seniors or graduate students in the pre-med, nursing or public health professions majors. Academic excellence is the primary criteria for selection, but financial need is considered when other factors are equal.

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