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Communication and journalism scholarships awarded

RELEASED: Aug. 19, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — Twenty-four University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were awarded communication or journalism scholarships at the Communication and Journalism Student Excellence Recognition Reception May 14.

James Kust, Eau Claire, received a $500 William S. Cody Hall Memorial Scholarship and a $400 John T. Hoffland Memorial Broadcast Journalism Scholarship, a newly established fund designated for a junior or senior broadcast journalism major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and financial need. Hoffland was the news director at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire for more than 24 years. He worked with numerous UW-Eau Claire interns and mentored many undergraduates to become dedicated broadcast journalists. The scholarship is supported by business and professional associates of Hoffland, his wife, Penny, and son, Lukas, friends and WEAU-TV viewers. Hoffland died in 2009.

Emily Schwingel, Richfield, was awarded a $500 Van Wie Organizational Communication Internship Fellowship, also new for 2010. The fellowship, for a continuing organizational communication major with financial need, also meets requirements for an internship. William Van Wie graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1995 with an undergraduate degree in communication and journalism.

Breann Schossow, Houston, Minn., received the Ann Devroy Fellowship, which includes a $1,400 scholarship, residency at The Washington Post and a summer internship at a Wisconsin newspaper. Schossow was also awarded a $400 James E. Fields Journalism Scholarship and an $800 Lee and Esther Sanford Hench Memorial Scholarship.

Ashley Krautkramer, Marathon, was awarded a $500 Bill Haupt Advertising Management/Business Management/Editor Scholarship for Spectator Excellence and a $250 Wallace Weil Advertising Scholarship for Spectator Excellence.

Melissa Hettman, Greenleaf, was awarded a $500 Catherine and Greg Leaf Public Relations Scholarship.

Sara Nemec, Washburn, received a $150 Cindy Schott Humanitarian Award and a $500 Marshall B. Atkinson Journalism Scholarship.

Brian Miller, Germantown, received a $250 Conner Spectator Excellence and Promise Award and a $100 Robert M. Smith Memorial Excellence in Graphics Award.

Frank Pellegrino, Shorewood, received a $500 David Gordon Reporting Scholarship for Spectator Excellence.

Katie Jamison, Weston, received a $100 Kevin J. Schieffer Scholarship. She also received a $500 Donald L. and Geraldine T. Wolfarth Scholarship, along with Emily Schreiner, Wausau, and Kayla Thigpen, Cottage Grove, Minn. Schreiner was also awarded a $400 Leslie D. Polk Scholarship.

Brianne Schwarz, Madison, received a $1,000 Dr. Sally A. Webb Organizational Communication Tuition Scholarship.

Lucia Fernandez, Brazil, received a $500 Dr. Sally A. Webb International Student Tuition Scholarship.

Leah Knutson, Brainerd, Minn., received a $500 Dr. Sally A. Webb Study Abroad Tuition Scholarship.

Alexandra Finley, Franklin, earned a $1,000 Dr. Alan Zimmerman Scholarship.
Ashley Hofer, Osseo, was awarded a $100 Excellence in Communication Award.

Jared Hause, Ogema, received a $1,000 Henry Lippold Fellowship. It will include a three-week mentoring and shadowing experience in the news department of KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., during the 2011 winter break.

Nicholas Hogan, Colgate, received a $250 Henry Lippold Freelance Reporting Scholarship for Spectator Excellence.

Candace Solheim, Medina, Minn., was awarded a $500 Jill Muenich Organizational Communication Study Abroad Scholarship.

Laura Boettcher, Altoona, received a $100 Joseph Giordano Memorial Scholarship.

Paydon Miller, Eau Claire, received a $350 Outstanding Journalism Recognition Award.

Chelsea Cliff, Lake City, Minn., received a $250 Wil Pautz Photography or Graphic Design Scholarship for Spectator Excellence.

Zach Bowers, Green Bay, received a $400 William Randolph Hearst Journalism Scholarship.

Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, received the Grace M. Walsh Forensics Scholarship. The award, funded through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, recognizes outstanding forensics students among returning students and incoming freshmen.

Jenny You, Cottage Grove, Minn., was recognized as the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Outstanding Graduate.

Justin Harings, Eau Claire, was honored as a Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar. KTA is a national journalism honor society. Harings as well as Dustin Lueke, Onalaska, and Marilynn Nash, Weyerhaeuser, also became KTA initiates.

For more information about scholarship opportunities in the department of communication and journalism visit the communication and journalism scholarships website.

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