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Alumni Association to Honor 16 Outstanding Students

RELEASED: April 30, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association will honor 16 outstanding students and scholarship recipients at an award luncheon at noon May 7 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. The luncheon also will recognize faculty involved in the "Let's Do Lunch" program.

Ten undergraduate and four graduate students will receive outstanding student awards.

Indira Nugroho, a senior accounting major from Indonesia, will receive the Center for International Education Outstanding Student Award. Michael Ojibway, Chippewa Falls, is a senior psychology major who will receive the Multicultural Affairs Office Outstanding Student Award. Patricia Elliott, a nontraditional senior nursing student from Winter, will receive of the Nontraditional Student Services Outstanding Student Award.

Hannah Jones, a psychology major from Spooner, and Matthew Brewer, a biology major from Clintonville, will receive College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Awards. Daniel Platta, a finance and accounting major from Wausau, will receive the College of Business Outstanding Student Award. Heather Manzanares, a special education major from Pence, and Alyssa Retzlaff, a communication sciences and disorders and German major from Slinger, will receive College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Student Awards.

Megan Arndt, an environmental and public health major from Neillsville, and Kari Metz, a nursing major from Richfield, Minn., will be recognized as outstanding students by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Nichole Ray, Eau Claire, will be recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences as an outstanding student. She plans to graduate next May with a master's degree in history. Jason Van Zanten, Eau Claire, will receive the College of Business Outstanding Student Award. He is a candidate for a master's degree in business administration in May.

Stephanie Wilson, Viola, will be awarded the College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Student Award. She is a candidate for May graduation with a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders. Patty Krug, Medford, a candidate for May graduation with a master's degree in environmental public health, will be awarded the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Two scholarship winners will be recognized. Stephanie Schiefelbein, Hastings, Minn., who has majors in English and music, will receive the Leonard and Dorellen Haas Scholarship. The Richard E. and Jane Hibbard Scholarship will be presented to Rebekah Streit, a health care administration major from Chippewa Falls.

Faculty and staff will be recognized for their involvement in the "Let's Do Lunch" program, which offers educational presentations to interested alumni. The following faculty and staff will be honored: Dr. James Boulter, assistant professor of chemistry; Mary Jane Brukardt, special assistant for strategic planning; Dr. Doug Faulkner, associate professor of geography and anthropology; Dr. Sean Hartnett, professor of geography and anthropology; Dr. Eric Jamelske, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Harry Jol, professor of geography and anthropology; Jennifer Lee, director of the CASE project; and Dr. Crispin Pierce, assistant professor of public health professions.

For details, contact the Alumni Association at 715-836-3266.

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