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Accreditation, Scholarships celebrated at School of Business & Economics Banquet

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The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics handed out 19 scholarships to 33 students as well as multiple awards to students and faculty at its 2017 Awards Reception sponsored by Associated Bank Friday, April 28 in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room. [Photo Gallery]

UWSP also celebrated accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its School of Business and Economics. Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.

Earning AACSB accreditation is a significant accomplishment requiring a rigorous, multi-year review of a program’s faculty, curriculum and procedures. Accreditation resonates with prospective students and business practitioners worldwide who seek the best in business education. Current and prospective students can be confident they are learning the skills and abilities critical to success in global business.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence in business education.


About the Recipients (below) | About the Scholarships (link)

ALISSA BARTH from Marshfield, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration, and minoring in economics. Alissa is a member of Heart of Wisconsin IMA.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

ALLISON BATTERMAN from Fond du Lac, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration, and minoring in economics and psychology. Allison is a volunteer at The Cupboard, a member of the Financial Literacy Association at UWSP, and a member of UWSP’s Colleges Against Cancer.

  • CliftonLarsonAllen Accounting Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

MARI-ANN BUI from Kenosha, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and minoring in accounting and economics. Mari-Ann is treasurer for the UWSP Disc Golf Club and a VITA volunteer tax preparer.

  • Northwestern Mutual Bob “Rap” Taylor Scholarships

SAMANTHA COOK from McFarland, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate, and minoring in accounting.

  • Central Wisconsin Apartment Scholarship

CHEYENNE COUSINS from Milwaukee, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and minoring in accounting. Cheyenne is a sales representative for The Pointer Newspaper.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Michael & Melba Sullivan Scholarship

MAKAELA DEBOER from Aprin, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Makaela is a volunteer for the Auburndale Music Festival, Multiple Sclerosis Walk/Run in Marshfield. She is also a member of the National Honors Society, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Financial Wellness Coaching Program.

  • Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors Scholarship

JOHN ELBERT from Plover, Wis., is double majoring in business administration and economics with a concentration in business economics.

  • Northwestern Mutual Bob “Rap” Taylor Scholarships

JUSTIN FERNANDEZ from Melrose Park, Ill., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and international business.

  • Bowen Family Scholarship
  • General Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

JENNIFER FLYNN from Janesville, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Scott & Julie Wallace Internship Scholarship
  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship

LAUREN GIBBS from Iola, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and business administration with a concentration in marketing. Lauren is student assistant to the dean in the College of Professional Studies, a member of the Association for Data Analytics Students, and a member of UWSP’s Love Your Melon.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

JACOB GILARSKI from Stevens Point, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Jacob is a peer adviser for SBE.

  • SBE Student Worker of the Year Award

CALEB GUILLIAMS from Iola, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Caleb is president of Cru and a member of the UWSP Entrepreneurship Club. He also does marketing for the Boys and Girls Club and is a board member of CREATE Portage County.

  • Northwestern Mutual Bob “Rap” Taylor Scholarships

MORGAN HILGART from Park Falls, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Morgan is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Pauline Isaacson Scholarship

RACHEL HUSET from Wyoming, Minn., is double majoring in business administration and psychology. Rachel is the founder and president for the UWSP Special Olympics College Club. She is also a member of the UWSP Society of Human Resource Management, Sign Language club, and Public Relation Student Society of America. Rachel volunteers for the Community Industries Corporation and Big Brother Big Sisters.

  • Gordon Haferbecker Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • UWSP SHRM Scholarship

MEREDITH INGBRETSON from Hayward, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Meredith is a member of the UWSP women’s hockey team. She also participates in intramural logrolling and works with youth hockey teams.

  • Mark and Julie Smiley Business Scholarship

MIKAYLA JANKOWSKI from Auburndale, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and minoring in communication. Mikayla is vice president of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • Carl N. Jacobs Business Program Support Scholarship

REBECCA LAMERMAYER from Marshfield, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration, and minoring in economics. Rebecca is vice president of Finance for Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, and members of Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She volunteers for South Wood County Humane Society, Make a Difference Day, blood drives, and crafting at local nursing homes.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

JACOB LUEPKE from Bonduel, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance, insurance, and real estate. He is also minoring in economics. Jacob is a Junior Achievement volunteer, a Tutoring-Learning Center tutor and supplemental instruction leader, and president of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  • DaWalt Family Economics Scholarship

MITCHELL MARTIN from Marshfield, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Mitchell is a volunteer financial coach through the Financial Literacy Association.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

KATELYN MCEACHEN from Plover, Wis., is double majoring in economics and health science with a concentration in health care administration, and minoring in business administration. Katelyn is a writing consultant for the Tutoring-Learning Center and a teaching assistant for the English Department. She is also president for the UWSP Society of Human Resource Management and student ambassador for the UWSP University Relations & Communication and the American College of Health Association.

  • Lela Jahn Discover the World Scholarship
  • UWSP SHRM Scholarship

STEPHANIE MUNSON from Hillsboro, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in management and finance, insurance, and real estate.

  • General Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

KATELYN PIEPMEIER from Charlotte, N.C., is double majoring in dance and business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

  • Pauline Isaacson Scholarship

NATALIE RACH from Burlington, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in management and marketing.

  • General Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

ERIKA RATTUNDE from Madison, Wis., is double majoring in business administration and economics. Erika is a research assistant at the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Randy & Patricia Cray Scholarship for Academic Achievement

NICHOLAS SISKOFF from Stevens Point, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in entrepreneurship and finance, insurance, and real estate.

  • Cheri Smith Scholarship

ERIN SWEET from Oak Creek, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Erin is the public relations board member for the Heart of Wisconsin Institute of Management Accountants. She is also a tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and a campus ambassador for the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Becker CPA Review.

  • Gordon Haferbecker Scholarship
  • IMA Leadership Award

MIRANDA THOM from Menomonee Falls, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Miranda is an intern with the Special Olympics of Wausau and a Student Building Manager at the Health Enhancement Center.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

MARISSA WARZYNSKI from Almond, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Marissa volunteers with Community Industries Corporation and St. Maximillian Kolbe. She also participates in intramurals.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship
  • LeRoy Schmidt 150-Hour Accounting Scholarship

MCKENZIE WESSELL-WOODCOCK from Beloit, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management, and minoring in psychology. McKenzie is a member of the Knitting and Crocheting Club and participates in intramural sports.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Expanding Horizons Scholarship

SAMANTHA WHITE from Tomahawk, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and minoring in accounting. Samantha volunteers at the Humane Society of Portage County and is a member of Knitting and Crocheting for Charity.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Lawrence & Julia Weiser International Scholarship

NICOLE WILLIAMS-SULLIVAN from Eagle River, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and business administration with a concentration in marketing. Nicole is a student assistant to the dean for communication in the College of Professional Studies.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

MORGAN WIRKUS from Marathon, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration, and minoring in economics. Morgan volunteers at the Warming Shelter in Wausau, plays on the Pointers volleyball team, and is the volleyball coach for the MVP Club.

  • Carl N. Jacobs Business Program Support Scholarship

HOUA XIONG from Stevens Point, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Houa is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club.

  • Trish and Mick Howen School of Business and Economics Scholarship

Faculty Excellence Awards
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Ricardo Boeing (Business)

EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP
Nikolaus Butz (Business)

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE
Kevin Bahr (Business)

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE
Scott Wallace (Economics)

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