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UW-Eau Claire Honors 29 Math Students with Scholarships and Awards

RELEASED: April 30, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently awarded numerous scholarships to mathematics students.

Jessica Porath, Mosinee, and Sara Grassel, Milladore, won $1,000 scholarships for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Junior Student and $400 Philip S. Zivnuska Mathematics Scholarships. Porath also won an Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics award.

Juniors Chelsey Drohman, Tony, and Julie Meis, Platteville, received $500 Charles B. Brown Math Education Scholarships for demonstrating performance and potential in math education.

Senior Amelia Peasley, Black River Falls, won a $1,000 Stan & Yvonne Hillestad Mathematics Scholarship for being an outstanding math major accepted into the teacher education program. Peasley also was awarded a $1,600 Louise Pederson Gillette Memorial Scholarship for demonstrated performance and potential in mathematics.

Seniors Mitchell Phillipson, Chippewa Falls, and Eric Weber, Rochester, Minn., won book awards for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Senior Student. Sophomore Haley Gilbertson, Superior, received a $400 John Krajewski Mathematics Scholarship.

Freshmen Jacqueline Christy, Rochester, Minn., was awarded a $250 Alvin Rolland Mathematics Talent Scholarship. Sophomore April Timm, Coon Rapids, Minn., received an $800 Lawrence & Dorothy Wahlstrom Mathematics Scholarship. Senior Amanda Bohman, Irma, won a $700 Marshall E. Wick Mathematics Scholarship.

UW-Eau Claire received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that provides scholarships for students in science and mathematics. The following students won Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics awards: sophomore Taylor Crist, Eau Claire; senior Ryan Hietpas, Appleton; junior Casey Simmons, Sheboygan; senior Ernest Ruiz, Delavan; sophomore Jessica Ensrude, Eau Claire; junior Elizabeth Schinke, Eau Claire; junior Amanda Funk, Clintonville; junior Crystal Nickel, Lake Mills; freshman James Bomber, Eau Claire; freshman Marcie Childs, Gays Mills; freshmen Samuel Emmons, Barron; sophomore Eric Lafferty, Marshfield; freshman Jerad Lester, Springbrook; freshman Kelli Radloff, Waterloo; freshman Christine Schounard, Green Bay; sophomore Erin Stuckert, New Auburn; senior Bridget Kelly, Eau Claire; and senior Andrew Johnson, Eau Claire.

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