UWSP School of Health Promotion and Human Development presents scholarships

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The UW-Stevens Point School of Health Promotion and Human Development presented nearly $15,000 in scholarships at its 2019 Awards Reception Thursday, April 11 in the CPS Café. [Photo Gallery]

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Posted by UWSP School of Health Promotion & Human Development on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grace Hendel Dietetics Scholarship
Recipient: Hannah Boonzaayer
This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues of Grace Hendel in 1996 to honor her at the time of her retirement.

Fay Finch Clifford Scholarship
Recipients: Alicia Beyer and Emily Tauschek
This scholarship was established in memory of Fay Finch Clifford who received her undergraduate degree in Home Economics from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. She completed her Master’s Degree in Home Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1963. Fay was a faculty member at UW- Stevens Point until her retirement. These scholarships were given to honor a loving mother and dedicated teacher.

Jack Lane Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Grace Stefonik
Jack Lane was employed by the Soo Railroad and stationed in Stevens Point. An avid runner and community volunteer, Jack unfortunately suffered a fatal heart attack early in his life. Jack was a very outgoing person and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His family established the Jack Lane memorial fund in his honor and contributed the initial support. Jack’s good friend Ron Cook, Health Promotion person at Sentry Insurance was instrumental in establishing this scholarship and has contributed yearly to keep it going. His wife, Colleen Lane, still lives in the Stevens Point area.

John and Catherine Lader Scholarship
Recipients: Sadie Hooker and Heather Stocks
Catherine (Hill) Lader earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point in FCS Education. The education she received at UWSP served her well as a classroom teacher, FCCLA adviser, state supervisor of FCS at the WI Department of Public Instruction, and a member of the National FCCLA Consultant Team. Catherine was heavily influenced by two role models at UWSP-Dr. Fern Horn and Dr. Agnes Jones. Both of these women were pioneers in the field of FCS and were dedicated to preparing their students thoroughly for a career in FCS. John and Catherine Lader continue to support FCS along with FCCLA, and believe every secondary school in the state needs to have a FCS program.

Bud Steiner Memorial Scholarship
Recipients: Sophie Forbes and Lydia Ulrich
Oliver (Bud) Steiner was a 1965 graduate of UWSP who was one of the original three student managers of the then new University Center in the early sixties. After graduation he continued his employment with the Centers and was the longtime Assistant Director of the three University Centers, mainly responsible for daily operations and facilities. He also advised the Recreational Services area for many years and had responsibilities for the University Store and for University Dining. Around 1980, he became one of the Assistants to the Assistant Chancellor of Student Life, responsible for all of the business functions of the campus auxiliaries (Centers, Housing, and Dining). He served in this capacity until his untimely death in 1987. Bud was killed while riding his bike across Canada. He was trying to ride 5,000 miles and raise $50,000 for scholarships. He was killed by a young man coming home after a night of drinking.

Dora Phelps Scholarship
Recipients: Lacie Ligman and Kelsey Weecks
This scholarship was established to honor Dora Phelps’ contributions to the School of Home Economics. As a program assistant she gave service beyond the call of duty to both students and faculty. Her capacity for work, efficiency, accuracy, patience, and good nature as well as her interest in the students and the knowledge of the School of Home Economics. She was a court reporter prior to her work at UWSP.

Rita Youmans Scholarship
Recipients: Cassandra Brodhagen and Sophia Bergner
This scholarship was established by Dr. Rita Youmans, a former head of the Home Economics Department at UWSP.

Donald and Eleanor Ansay Memorial FCS Scholarship
Recipient: Macey Staab
This scholarship was established by UW-Stevens Point alumna, Karen McCulloch, to honor the memory of her parents, Donald and Eleanor Ansay. The Ansays firmly believed in the value of education. Their four children and several of their grandchildren attended UW-Stevens Point. Karen, herself, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Home Economics Education from UWSP in 1975 and a Master’s of Science in 1978.

Agnes A. Jones Undergraduate Home Economics Scholarship
Recipients: Kelsey Weecks and Jocely Barraza
Dr. Agnes (Anderson) Jones was a high school home economics teacher, a supervisor of home economics student teachers at UW-Madison, Home Economics Department Chair at Northern Illinois University before she was appointed as head of Home Economics at what was then Wisconsin State College-Stevens Point in 1957. For the next 24 years, Dr. Jones headed home economics in its most successful years when enrollment grew from 100 to almost 800. Dr. Jones and her faculty were innovative creators of programs and during one five-year period received more than half a million federal dollars. She and Dr. Bonnie McDonald were early pioneers in the Wisconsin Head Start program. Dr. Jones is well known for personality advising over 200 students and for her active role in assuring employment for the graduates.

Paul J. Staddler Honorary Scholarship
Recipient: Jayme Literski
This scholarship was endowed for several reasons. Paul Staddler was a graduate of UWSP in 1982 with a degree in physical education and health education. His professional career then took him into jobs such as a Service Manager for The Restaurant at Sentry Insurance, pharmaceutical sales, and a teaching position in the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools system as a health education teacher. Both Paul and his wife Doris, who is also a UWSP graduate, worked their way through college by way of loans, jobs, and occasional scholarship. This scholarship was a life-goal of Paul’s as a way to assist future UWSP students with their college expenses. Paul also felt the scholarship was one way to honor the professional instructors of UWSP and the guidance and many kindnesses they offered in his time at UWSP. He hopes that, at some point in their lies, the recipients of this scholarship will find the means and opportunities to enhance the lives of future UWSP students in a manner they see fit.

Judy Lubenow Honorary Scholarship Fund
Recipient: Anna Nushart
Judy spent 36 years in the dietetics field, many of which were at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. She had a passion for UWSP students in dietetics as she spent time with them throughout her career. In dealing with patients, especially in the dialysis unit, Judy found that they were in inspiration. She hopes that someone can enjoy the profession as much as she did. Creating a scholarship for a student has been a lone time dream for Judy and this scholarship was created to help students who share the same passion for dietetics as she had.

Marlene A. Jensen-Cable Scholarship
Recipient: Heidi Topping
This scholarship was established by Dick Cable in memory of his wife, Marlene. This scholarship is part of the Cable Family of Funds, which also includes the Ethel and Ward Cable Family Heroes Fund. Marlene’s parents were living in Rosholt at the time of her birth at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. Her father had a dental practice in Rosholt; however, after his discharge from the Navy in 1945, Dr. Jensen moved his practice and family to Stevens Point where Marlene attended school. Prior to her senior year in college, Marlene and Dick Cable married on Aug. 8, 1959. About the middle of her final semester, Marlene signed a contract to teach in Whiting/Stevens Point upon graduation in June. She was forced to terminate the contract when she found out she was pregnant. The school system did not allow a pregnant woman to teach at that time. How things have changed. Marlene and Dick, and their four children, Kurt, Dan, Kathy and Jodi, moved to Eau Claire in 1972, where Marlene continued to be a full-time mom. She did find time to get involved in several community groups including Trinity Lutheran Church, PEO, the University Book Group, and UW-Eau Claire Foundation. One group in which Marlene was particularly passionate was the University’s Single Parent Scholarship Fund which she helped start. What she liked most about this fund, was that it helped women with children and very few resources, obtain a college education. It was most fitting that when Marlene passed away in 2009 after a long siege with liver cancer, friends began a new Single Parent Fund at UWEC in her honor. The fund was named “The Heroes Fund” in which Marlene was to be the FIRST Hero, with others being named and added in the future. Everyone has a hero, and Marlene has been a hero to her family and friends, for SURE!

Jane Wright Abrahamsen Home Economics Scholarship
Recipients: Julia Erickson and Alissa Lick
This scholarship was created to honor the late Jane Wright Abrahamsen, by her husband Martin. Jane was a native of Mauston who received a degree in home economics in 1928 and a bachelor’s degree in home economics education in 1933, both from the Stevens Point Normal School. She then went on to get her master’s degree from UW-Madison in 1936. She then started her professional career by teaching home economics at high schools in Ithica, WI and Ironwood, MI. She then taught in the Montgomery County Schools in Maryland for 21 years, earning an outstanding teacher award from the state of Maryland.

John and Barb Munson Health Promotion Award
Recipient: Claire Gorman
To provide a scholarship in health promotion.

Booth/Hardin Scholarship
Recipients: Sarah Hopfensperger
This scholarship was established in 2008 by UW-Stevens Point communication alumna (‘87) Melissa Hardin and health promotion/wellness alumnus (‘89) Robert Booth. Both discovered a love of travel while at UW-Stevens Point. Melissa participated in the semester study abroad program traveling to Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China in 1985. Bob and Melissa spent Christmas break of 1986 traveling throughout Western Europe and have since become world travelers. This award recognizes that we are all citizens of the world. Both donors hope to help students experience cultural diversity through international travel opportunities. It is awarded to a Health Promotion and Human Development major to support participation in a semester abroad program, a mini-course abroad, or an international conference.

Health Promotion and Human Development Faculty Alumni Scholarship
Recipient: Lydia Van Beek
This scholarship was established through gifts from the School of Health Promotion and Human Development faculty and alumni and is awarded to exceptional current sophomore, junior or senior.

Jane Jones Scholarship
Recipient: Dani Guy
This scholarship is awarded to current sophomore, junior or senior health promotion and wellness majors who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Ski Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Madeleine Kinscher
This scholarship is for a student majoring in health promotion and wellness. Applicants must provide one reference letter from an employer or professor and write an essay addressing the following question: What resources do you seek to promote supporting health and positivity every day?

Sadie Stevens Memorial Study Abroad Award
Recipient: Cameron Riel
This scholarship was established by Lucy Rose Johns in memory of her grandmother who only had a formal 7th grade education, but taught Lucy more than anyone. When Lucy was in college, she couldn’t even think of an overseas program because of financial concerns. She has since studied abroad several times and would like to enable a current student to participate. Broadening of one’s horizons is pure education. The intent of this award is to give students in the College of Professional Studies the opportunity to study/serve abroad. In order to be eligible, student must have financial need, not studied abroad in the past, be open minded, accepting of other cultures and traditions, and ready to open themselves up to new opportunities that may be outside their comfort zone.

Fern Horn Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Anne Williams
Fern Horn received her undergraduate degree from UWSP, master’s from UW-Stout, and doctorate from Michigan State University. She began her teaching career in 1934 teaching in rural schools in Clark County. She later taught high school home economics in Eau Claire, Schofield, and Mosinee. She taught at the college level at UW-Stout and the University of Minnesota. She taught home economics at UWSP for more than twenty years. She was a leader in developing instructional materials for use by home economics teachers across the county. Fern Horn retired from UWSP at the age of 62. This scholarship is a result of a life insurance policy that was assigned to the UWSP Foundation.

CPS Peterson Family Scholarship
Recipient: Cora Selke
This scholarship was established by Denny and Sharon Peterson of Stevens Point, in hopes of providing a student with the opportunity to expand their college experience beyond the classroom. Both Denny and Sharon came to UW-Stevens Point from a small Wisconsin town with no real understanding of the world beyond. After graduating, both had their lives impacted through travel and what it exposed to them-a diverse, beautiful world. The Peterson’s are pleased to be able to provide this scholarship to individuals passing through this tremendous institution.

UW-Stevens Point Health Scholars Program
Recipients: Summer Manzke and Jensynn Lesinski
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has been accepted into the Health Scholars Program. The Health Scholars Program, sponsored by the Marshfield Clinic Health System, is a two-year program that promotes growth and development of scholars in their pursuit of their given health care field. Students must have a record of high academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to rural community needs, and a strong interest in health care to be accepted into the program.

Sharon Van Dyck Scholarship
Recipient: Dallas Stelter
This scholarship was established in honor of Sharon Van Dyck, a graduate assistant in Home Economics 1970-71, who died on May 17, 1972. She had an outstanding, but limited, career serving as Home Economics Agent in Calumet County and teaching at Brillion. She is remembered for her enthusiasm, commitment to home economics education and dedication to her fellow man.

College of Professional Studies Dean’s Awards

Outstanding Student in Dietetics
Junior Recipient: Michelle Petkovsek
Senior Recipient: Holly Krey

Outstanding Student in Family and Consumer Sciences
Junior Recipient: Cassandra Brodhagen
Senior Recipient: Macey Staab

Outstanding Student in Health Promotion And Wellness
Junior Recipient: Dani Guy
Senior Recipient: Claire Gorman

Outstanding Senior in Sustainable Food and Nutrition
Recipient: Sydney Wayner