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UW-Eau Claire Professor and His Family
Support IS Scholarships

RELEASED: June 5, 2007

Matt Germonprez
Matt Germonprez

EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor and his family have established two scholarships to benefit information systems students. Matt Germonprez, who joined the faculty of the information systems department in 2005, decided to fund the Germonprez Family IS Scholarships because of his family's passion for lifelong learning and a desire to help others accomplish their educational goals.

"We started the scholarships as a way to give back to the communities we live in," Germonprez said. "As a family, we are constantly looking to improve the quality of life for those around us, and these scholarships provided an opportunity for that."

Germonprez's gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation was matched by his father, Ray Germonprez, as well as Ray's employer, Bemis Company Inc. The fund provides for two scholarships — one for $2,250 and a second for $750. The first award is for an outstanding female student majoring in information systems. The second scholarship is for a student who has been accepted into the information systems program and who is showing great potential for a career in information systems, but who needs encouragement and motivation to continue to work toward successful completion of his or her degree.

"The Germonprez family's scholarships recognize both academic talent and long-term potential," said Kimera Way, executive director of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. "It is gratifying to see a relatively new faculty member recognize the scholarship needs within his department and then do something about it. We are most grateful that Matt's parents are so supportive of his goal to help the students he is motivating to achieve their greatest potential."

The Germonprez family 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, which will conclude at the end of 2007.

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