Scott Pingel, principal bassist for the San Francisco Symphony and 1996 UW-Eau Claire music graduate, returned to campus in April to perform with the University Symphony Orchestra and promote a new scholarship for music students established through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in memory of his father.
Jack Pingel, a 1962 music education graduate of UW-Eau Claire and beloved music educator, died in February 2010. He taught high school music, primarily in the Madison area, for 31 years. He also had a master's degree in music and served as the associate director of the Wisconsin School Music Association until his retirement in 1993.
For more information about this and other scholarships available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, visit the Foundation website at www.uwec.edu/fndn.