Junior nursing student, Joanne Reiners was selected as the 2017 recipient of the George T. & Clayton T. Piercy $4,000 Rising Junior Scholarship Award. The donors intended that recipients be very special individuals who have outstanding achievement to their credit and high GPA. Other considerations include extracurricular activities, accomplishments related to intellectual pursuits, campus life or societal good.
She accepted her award from Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita, Catherine Berry, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN, during the May 2nd Excellence Awards Ceremony held at Davies Center.
Students who apply for a University Student Excellence Award are required to obtain a reference from a UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, or student to support their application. UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are alos invited to nominate students. A special selection committee reviews all references and applications and selects awardees.