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

RELEASED: May 5, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Fourteen 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 Michael Checkai, Hartland, and graduate student Rick Helgemo, 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.

Freshman Kelsy Koch, Rhinelander, was awarded an Extendicare Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship goes 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.

Junior Alesha Gillitzer, Prairie du Chien, 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.

Sophomore Jessica Remington, Scandinavia, 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.

Seniors Sarah Lokken, Spooner, Morgan Peters, Hortonville, Luke Schubert, Browntown, and Laura Weiss, St. Louis Park, Minn., received John and Mary Gerberich Public Health Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to junior or senior HCAD majors entering their practicums or ENPH majors entering internships who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Financial need is also considered.

Junior Kendall Duffy, Eau Claire, and sophomore Laura Hudack, Baraboo, 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.

Senior Jody Cyr, Weston, and freshman Rebekah Streit, Stanley, were awarded Beverly Healthcare Scholarships, given to HCAD majors. Selection criteria include academic performance and essays from the candidates describing their activities in the major.

Senior Elizabeth Schrader, Eau Claire, received the Tri-County Medical Alliance Scholarship for students in the public health professions area. Schrader is a music therapy major.

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