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2019 School of Business and Economics Scholarship Banquet

Banquet

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics handed out 23 scholarships to 37 students as well as multiple awards to students and faculty at its 2019 Awards Reception sponsored by Associated Bank Friday, April 26 in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room. [Photo Album]

The event also included a special presentation to junior Jose Saul Vasquez the 2019 College of Professional Studies Heroes Award.

The School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), ranking our program among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.


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

Cody Abel from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Cody is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club and is a tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Ashley Bender from Wausau, Wis., is double majoring in business management and psychology with an emphasis in human services. Ashley is an officer for UWSP SHRM and a part of the American Legion Lady’s Auxiliary. She volunteers at the Marathon County Humane Society and is a volunteer soccer coach at the Greenheck Fieldhouse. She is also a TRX certified instructor.

  • UWSP Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship

Yifen Chen from Yuxi, Yun Nan Province, China, is double majoring in business finance and business management. Yifen is a member of the International Club and volunteers at the I-Dinner.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship

David Colby from Stevens Point, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in management and finance, insurance and real estate. David is a peer adviser for the School of Business and Economics.

  • Northwestern Mutual-Bob “RAP” Taylor Scholarship
  • Scott and Julie Wallace Internship Scholarship

Gavin Czerwonka from Wittenberg, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and finance. Gavin is a UWSP Accounting Club member and an assistant coach for Charger Youth and Middle School Wrestling Club.

  • Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors Scholarship

Suzanne Debot from Plover, Wis., is majoring in economics and minoring in political science. Suzanne is a member of the Student Legal Society and Student Government Association.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Bradley Duffin from Red Deer Alberta, Canada., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in management and marketing. Bradley is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the UWSP men’s ice hockey team.

  • Central Wisconsin Apartment Scholarship

Brendyn Ford from Machesney Park, Ill., is double majoring in business administration and economics. Brendyn is a member of the UWSP football and plays intramural basketball. He volunteers to read books to elementary students.

  • Gordon Haferbecker Scholarship

Kimberly Ann Freese from La Crescent, Minn., is double majoring in accounting and business management. Kimberly is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club and the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Erica Frost from Rudolph, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Erica is a tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and a member of UWSP Accounting Club.

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

Lauren Gibbs from Iola, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and business administration with a concentration in marketing. Lauren does volunteer opportunities with Sentry Insurance and volunteers at the Portage County Humane Society.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Cassandra Gierke from Kiel, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Ludvika Gryskiewicz from Wausau, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business management. Ludvika is the publicity coordinator for the UWSP Accounting Club. She is also a member of WICPA and IMA.

  • Elizabeth Peters Memorial Scholarship through WICPA
  • IIA Fox Valley / Central WI Scholarship

Mikkayln Hafner from Deerbrook, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management. Mikkayln is the president and social media coordinator for SHRM. She participates in Public Relations Student Society of America and is an SBE intern.

  • UWSP Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship

Tyler Hillery from Marathon, Wis., is double majoring in business administration and finance. Tyler works with one of the SBE faculty members as a research associate.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Zackery Hintz from Coloma, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business management. Zackery is a member of UWSP club baseball and the UWSP Accounting Club.

  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship

Kevin Ile from Gresham, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate, and minoring in economics. Kevin participates in intramural basketball, volleyball and softball. He is also a member of the Suites Community Council-Suites @201 and the UWSP Accounting Club.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Alex Jochman from Appleton, Wis., is majoring in business management and minoring in economics. Alex is a member of UWSP track and field team.

  • Mark and Julie Smiley Business Scholarship

Samantha Kaczor from Mosinee, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management. Samantha is a member of the Toastmasters Pathways Program.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Michael and Melba Sullivan Scholarship

Kai Kanda from Stevens Point, Wis., is majoring in accounting. Kai is a tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and is the principle cello of the Marshfield Symphony.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Austin Kelly from Toledo, Ohio, is double majoring in business marketing and business finance. Austin participates in Gliding with the Stars, volunteers for Ice Hawks youth hockey and is a member of the UWSP men’s ice hockey team.

  • Northwestern Mutual-Bob “RAP” Taylor Scholarship

Amanda Maestas from Plano, Texas., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and is minoring in psychology. Amanda is a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County, and the Portage County Humane Society.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Caleb Nysee from Adell, Wis., is double majoring in economics and business administration. Caleb is a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

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

Robert Parker from Fredonia, Wis., is triple majoring in business administration, economics and mathematics. Robert is a member of the Baldwin Hall Leadership Team, the UWSP Math Club and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

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

Tyler Patoka from Plover, Wis., is double majoring in finance and management. Tyler is a volunteer assistant track coach at SPASH.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Hope Persells from Weyauwega, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. Hope volunteers as a preschool teacher and Sunday School sub at the Waupaca First Assembly of God.

  • Trish and Mick Howen School of Business and Economics Scholarship

Taylor Petrie from Sheboygan Falls, Wis., is double majoring in health science: health care administration and business administration. Taylor is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is also an honors intern for the Office of International Education and serves as a big sister for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship

Annie Schirmer from Marengo, Ill., is double majoring in accounting and businesses administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate. Annie is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club, IMA, and Evangelical Covenant Church Outreach Ministries.

  • IMA Student Leadership Award, Cheri Smith Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Abigail Schmidt from West Bend, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Abigail is a member of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and is an accounting intern at Kerber Rose CPA.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Amanda Schmidt from Menasha, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in management and marketing. Amanda is a member of Public Relations Student Society of America and is a PR and marketing intern at the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Kassidy Spees from Nekoosa, Wis., is double majoring in business administration and art. Kassidy is a member of UWSP women’s soccer team and Athletes in Action. She coaches soccer camps for young children and is a tutor and teacher’s assistant for the Writing Lab.

  • John C. Seramur Economics and Business Scholarship

Jordan Steltenpohl from Plover, Wis., is majoring in finance and minoring in economics. Jordan participates in Cru and multiple intramural sports. He volunteers for the annual St. Paul Lutheran Church Thanksgiving Basket Charity Event and Operation Bootstrap.

  • DaWalt Family Economics Scholarship

Ethan Strong from Kinmount, Ontario, Canada, is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. Ethan is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the UWSP men’s ice hockey team.

  • Northwestern Mutual-Bob “RAP” Taylor Scholarship

Chelsea Strube from Winchester, Wis., is majoring in finance. Chelsea is the vice president of the Financial Literacy Association and is also a UWSP Financial Coaching manager.

  • SBE Student Worker of the Year Award

Jeremy Andrew Swider from Milwaukee, Wis., is majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. Jeremy volunteers at St. Ann Rest Home in Milwaukee and is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship

Jose Saul Vasquez from Osicala, El Salvador, is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. Jose is a Professional Pointer Events intern for SBE. He also founded Sharing Joy, a charity that provides mobility equipment, volunteer opportunities, and access to health care to people with disabilities.

Makenzie Wozniak from Mosinee, Wis., is majoring in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance, insurance and real estate, and minoring in economics. Makenzie is the president of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, and a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary and Order of Omega. She volunteers at The Cupboard, Make a Difference Day, blood drives and at the Portage County Humane Society.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship
  • Expanding Horizons Scholarship

Faculty Excellence Awards
Excellence in Teaching: Ricardo Boeing (Business)
Excellence in Scholarship: Nikolaus Butz (Business)
Excellence in Service: Lyna Matesi (Business)
Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service: Nikolaus Butz (Business)

Corporate Partners Award
Roehl Transport, Inc.
Given in appreciation for Roehl Transport’s support of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in general as well as the School of Business and Economics in particular as demonstrated by their enthusiastic and helpful participation in our Professional Pointer Events.

Distinguished Benefactor
Mark and Julie Smiley
Given in appreciation for their support of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in general as well as the School of Business and Economics in particular and especially for their generous support of our Anderson Classroom-to-Career Center activities.

Keith and Tammy Anderson Nonprofit Internship Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support students participating in unpaid internship opportunities throughout the academic year.
Brittney Barsi
Laura Bomber
Austin Gellings
Ana Juarez
Kelly Kositzke
Emily Kroll
Madison Matthei
Elly Niemeyer
Danielle Ninedorf
Amanda Schmidt
Baily Seubert

SBE Golf Outing & Networking Event Mini-Scholarships
John Bollman
Zackery Hintz
Ryan Klismith
Dana Kuklinski
Alex Landsverk
Ian Waller

Chancellor’s Leadership Awards – SBE Recipients
December 2018
Alexa Englund
Abbey Johnson
Rebecca Lamermayer
Kely Rodriguez-Enamorado

May 2019
Maham Khan
Ethan Strong
Brett Tauber

University Leadership Awards – SBE Recipients
Alicia Beyer
Devon Bonikowske
Aidan Fredericks
Mary Gregerson
Marianna Loock
Jada Mach
Lauren Van Natta
Jose Saul Vasquez
Natalie Yahn

Klismith SBE Community Engagement Endowment
Reed Stratton (Business)
Co-Researcher: Nikolaus Butz
Student Researcher: Tyler Hillery
To support UWSP School of Business and Economics projects/research that address current and pressing issues in Central Wisconsin and provide unique and invaluable hands-on learning opportunities for students in the School of Business and Economics.

Gary Mullins SBE Professional Development Fund
Ruixue Du (Accounting)
Sujana Kabiraj (Economics)
To support the professional development of faculty and staff in the UWSP School of Business and Economics at the discretion of SBE department chair. This fund is in recognition of Professor Gary Mullins, former associate dean and chair of the School of Business and Economics for his leadership throughout the process of AACSB accreditation.

 

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