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New Scholarship for Waukesha Students Established to Honor UW-Eau Claire Alumnus

RELEASED: May 16, 2006

Brian Sticklin
A new scholarship has been established in memory of UW-Eau Claire alumnus Brian Stricklin (contributed photo).

EAU CLAIRE — A new scholarship has been established for an outstanding student from Waukesha County planning to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The scholarship was established with memorial and family gifts received by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in memory of Brian Stricklin, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and honor student, who died suddenly at his home in Waukesha in August 2004.

Stricklin's father, Glenn Stricklin, said the family felt that providing a $1,000 annual scholarship would be an appropriate way to honor his son's memory. Brian Stricklin was an honor student at Waukesha West High School and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in May 2004.

"In all of UW-Eau Claire's communications you see the word excellence," said Glenn Stricklin. "In Brian's nine semesters in Eau Claire and one semester abroad at Southern Cross University, we found that his educational experience exceeded that expectation. Hopefully this scholarship will allow another high caliber student to enjoy the same experience."

Brian Stricklin, a business major, was an avid gamer and was an active member and officer of the UW-Eau Claire Gamers Guild. Preference will be given to scholarship applicants planning on majoring in business and/or have an interest in gaming, environmental protection or study abroad opportunities.

This gift to UW-Eau Claire is recognized as a contribution to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's comprehensive campaign to benefit UW-Eau Claire's people and programs.

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