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Twenty-three Students Receive Scholarships to Study Abroad

RELEASED: Dec. 15, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Scholarships were awarded to 23 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students for international travel during the spring 2009 semester.

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation awards study abroad scholarships each semester ranging from $150-$600. Applicants must be degree-seeking UW-Eau Claire students who have been accepted into the study abroad program and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are chosen by a faculty and staff committee.

Seventeen students received amounts for spring 2009 ranging from $250-$500. Six students received named scholarships through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Tara Stefan and Patrick Bloecher will study in San Isidro, Costa Rica. Stefan, St. Louis Park, Minn., is an elementary education major. Bloecher, Eland, is an environmental public health major.

Brittany Hohl, Portage, will study in Montevideo, Uruguay. She has a double major in Spanish and business administration.

Joanie Feneis, Plymouth, Minn., Jennifer Rossow, Eleva, Courtney Moy, Mondovi, and Christine Schmidt, Jordan, Minn., will travel to Harlaxton, England. Feneis is an elementary education major. Rossow is a social work major. Moy is a mathematics major, and Schmidt is a business administration major.

Psychology major Cory Tischman, Menomonie, will travel to Lancaster, England. Biology major Kristin Rosche, Hewitt, and English major Laura Headrick, Thorp, will study in Winchester, England. Headrick received the Frances Kirby and Family Memorial Scholarship, along with Megan Buehl and Aimee Brasseur. Buehl, Wisconsin Rapids, is an accounting major who will study in Valladolid, Spain. Brasseur, Chippewa Falls, is a psychology major who will study in Pau, France.

Also studying in Valladolid, Spain, will be Sheila Hamill, Brookfield, a communication disorders major; Ryan Rico, a Spanish major from Eau Claire; Robert Hamill, Brookfield, a political science major; and Kelly Palmer, Chanhassen, Minn., an elementary education major. Palmer received the James Alexander International Study Abroad Scholarship.

Rebecca Hrabik, an elementary education major from Kewaunee, will study in Vaxjo, Sweden.

James Marsh, Madison, will study in Graz, Austria. He has a double major in political science and German.

Lucas Komiskey, Tomah, who has a double major in computer science and information systems, will study in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Business finance major Robert Spaeth, Birchwood/Independence, and Andrew Ludvik, Weyerhaeuser, who has a double major in biology and history, will travel to Perth, Australia. Ludvik received the Bernard and Anne Hirsch International Study Abroad scholarship.

Jordan Manley, Arcadia, an English major, will study in Hirakata City, Japan, at Kansai Gaidai University.

Andrea Krunnfusz, a social work major from Baraboo, will study in Africa at the University of Ghana-Legon, near Accra, the capital of the Ghana. Krunnfusz received the Dolly Rounds Memorial International Scholarship.



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