After his mom had a brain tumor, Logan Hermsen had to grow up fast and help raise his two brothers. Now, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior is a two-time NCAA wrestling national champion and wants to go into a career in health care, inspired by his mother’s journey. For that, he has earned the 2017 College of Professional Studies Heroes Award.
The Heroes Award is a $1,000 scholarship created initially through an endowment in honor of Casey Gazdik, a health promotion/wellness major, who died in 2001 from the rare lung infection of blastomycosis. Now, the award is funded through Casey’s fund and other generous donations from people who wish to honor their own hero. This year’s award is given in honor of Dick Cable.