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2020 School of Business and Economics Virtual Scholarship Banquet

Posted by UWSPcps - April 24, 2020 - Academics, Business and Economics, Featured, Giving, SBE Impact, Scholarships

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics handed out $89,925 in 54 scholarships as well as multiple awards to students and faculty at its 2020 Virtual Awards Reception Friday, April 24 via an online video. [Photo Album]

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

Colin Beattie from Green Oaks, Ill., is majoring in data analytics and minoring in business administration. Colin is a member of the Pointers track and field team.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Lea Beckman from Merrill, Wis., is double majoring in finance and business administration. Lea is a member of the Merrill Ice Reflections Figure Skating Club, the Timberline Figure Skating Club, and the National Society of Leadership & Success.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Northwestern Mutual Bob Taylor Scholarship

Ashley Bender from Wausau, Wis., is double majoring in business management and psychology focusing in human services. Ashley is a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She also volunteers as a soccer coach for the D.C. Everest School District and at the Marathon County Humane Society.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Kaylee Benson from Elk River, Minn., is majoring in marketing. Kaylee is a member of the Pointers women’s swim team, the UWSP Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, and the National Society of Leadership & Success.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Liliana Boyle from Vladivostok, Russia, is double majoring in data analytics and mathematics with an actuarial emphasis, and minoring in business administration. Liliana is a member of the UWSP International Club and the Association for Data Analytics Students.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Brooke Brewbaker from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in international business.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Lawrence & Julie Weiser International Scholarship

Ian Corrado from Cedarburg, Wis., is double majoring in economics and forestry with a concentration in urban forestry. Ian is the president of the UWSP Disc Golf Club and a member of the Stevens Point Flying Disc Association.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Kirstin Edens from Waukesha, Wis., is majoring in business administration–marketing, and double minoring in dance and communication. Kirstin is member of the UWSP Archery Club, National Dance Education Organization and Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • Expanding Horizons Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Michael & Melba Sullivan Scholarship

Lydia Engelbreth from Neenah, Wis., is double majoring in marketing and business administration, and minoring in communications. Lydia is a peer adviser and internship intern for SBE. She is also the public relations officer for Habitat for Humanity.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Cheri Smith Scholarship

Emma Fisher from Ooltewah, Tenn., is majoring in business administration and minoring in professional writing. Emma is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, and the National Society for Leadership and Success.

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

Aidan Fredericks from Millstone, N.J., is triple majoring in accounting, economics and business administration– entrepreneurship. Aidan is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club, May Roach Leadership Team, Dining Advisory Board, and the Financial Literacy Association.

  • Trish & Mick Howen SBE Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship
  • Mark & Julie Smiley Business Scholarship

Kimberly Freese from La Crescent, Minn., is double majoring in accounting and business management. Kimberly is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club and a tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship

Erica Frost from Rudolph, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Erica is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club, the Institute of Management Accountants, and Institute of Internal Auditors. She is also a volunteer tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

  • Gordon Haferbecker Scholarship

Tyler Fugina from Bancroft, Wis., is majoring in business administration. Tyler is the president of the National Society of Leadership & Success and is a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout).

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Cassandra Gierke from Kiel, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate. Cassandra is a member of the University Honor Society and the Smiley Professional Events Advisory Board.

  • Northwestern Mutual Bob Taylor Scholarship

Ryan Glodowski from Stevens Point, Wis., is double majoring in finance and mathematics with an actuarial emphasis, and minoring in economics. Ryan is a member of the Portage County Literacy Council, vice president of the Financial Literacy Association, and a tutor for P.J. Jacobs Junior High’s math program.

  • DaWalt Family Economics Scholarship

Mikkalyn Hafner from Deerbrook, Wis., is double majoring in marketing and management. Mikkalyn is the president of the Society for Human Resource Management, a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and a student ambassador for the Ignite Young Professionals.

  • UWSP Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship

Rachel Hansen from New Holstein, Wis., is double majoring in marketing and management. Rachel is a member of Toastmasters and the UWSP Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Olivia Helminiak from Stevens Point, Wis., is majoring in data analytics and minoring in business administration. Olivia is a member of the Wisconsin National Barrel Horse Association, the Wisconsin International Barrel Horse Association, and Phi Eta Honor Society.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Hyunwoong Hwang from Gwangju, Republic of Korea, is majoring in finance and minoring in economics.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Natasja Iverson from Oshkosh, Wis., is majoring in data analytics.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Robert Johannes from Amherst, Wis., is double majoring in marketing and business administration, and minoring in economics. Robert is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success. He also volunteers at the VFW Post 1037 and as a golf coach for Amherst High School.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Dakota Karlen from Marathon, Wis., is majoring in business administration.

  • Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors Scholarship

Amber Keenan from Appleton, Wis., is majoring in business administration and minoring in communications. Amber is a member of the Smiley Professional Events Advisory Board, Society for Human Resource Management, and a volunteer at the Cupboard food pantry.

  • UWSP Society for Human Resource Management Scholarship
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Amy Loppnow from Mosinee, Wis., is majoring in business management.

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

Amanda Maestas from Plano, Texas, is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and minoring in psychology. Amanda is a community mentor and school-based mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also volunteers at the Portage County Humane Society.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Abby Maliszewski from West Salem, Wis., is double majoring in marketing and communications with a public relations emphasis. Abby is the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is also a member of the Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary and Lambda Pi Eta.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Caleb Manser from Kronenwetter, Wis., is majoring in data analytics and minoring in computer information systems. Caleb volunteers with the Salvation Army and plays the violin for nursing homes.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Tyler Moeller from Shiocton, Wis., is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. Tyler is a member of the UWSP Ski and Snowboard Club.

  • Northwestern Mutual Bob Taylor Scholarship

Olivia Molle from Plover, Wis., is double majoring in business administration and marketing. Olivia is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club and Miracle Makers. She also volunteers for the Special Olympics State Games.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Grace Nemecek from Greenleaf, Wis., is majoring in data analytics and minoring in business administration. Grace is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success, Association for Data Analytics Students, and the Pointers women’s golf team.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Yifan Ning from Stevens Point, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and music. Yifan is a member of Scott Christian Youth Fellowship.

  • Sentry Scholar in Data Analytics Award

Brandon Peckham from Plainfield, Wis., is majoring in business management and minoring in communication. Brandon is a member of the Pointers men’s wrestling team and Athletes in Action. He also volunteers with the Salvation Army as a bell ringer.

  • Mahdi Award
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Ryan Polster from Mosinee, Wis., is majoring in business administration and minoring in sociology.

  • Business Advisory Council Scholarship

Morgan Reinwand from Loyal, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business management. Morgan is a volunteer tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Hawkin Saeger from Cleveland, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and political science. Hawkin is a study abroad mentor for the UWSP Office of International Education.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Annie Schirmer from Marengo, Ill., is double majoring in accounting and business administration with a concentration in finance, insurance and real estate. Annie is a member of the UWSP Accounting Club and the Institute of Managerial Accountants.

  • Scott & Julie Wallace Internship Scholarship
  • IMA Student Leadership Award

Abigail Schmidt from West Bend, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration. Abigail is a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and volunteer for the River of God Church.

  • CliftonLarsonAllen Accounting Scholarship

Michael Schubring from Milwaukee, Wis., is double majoring in accounting and business administration.

  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

Kassidy Spees from Nekoosa, Wis., is double majoring in art and business administration. Kassidy is a member of the Pointers women’s soccer team, a writing tutor for the Tutoring-Learning Center, and a coach for UWSP youth soccer camps.

  • W.B. Greaton Scholarship

Ryan Steffen from Brookfield, Wis., is an incoming freshman who will be majoring in data analytics. Ryan is a member of his high school’s Math Team and Mu Alpha Theta.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Peter Vande Hey from Kaukauna, Wis., is double majoring in data analytics and philosophy. Peter volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin.

  • School of Business and Economics Scholarship for Data Analytics

Jose Saul Vasquez from Osicala, El Salvador, is double majoring in business administration and data analytics. Jose is a Professional Pointer Events intern. He is also the founder and president of Sharing Joy.

  • SBE Student Worker of the Year Award
  • John C. Seramur Economics & Business Scholarship

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 a member of the Smiley Professional Events Advisory Board, president of the Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, and vice president of the Order of the Omega (Greek Honor Society).

  • Central Wisconsin Apartment Scholarship

Faculty Excellence Awards
Excellence in Teaching: Caz McChrystal (Business-Law)
Excellence in Scholarship: Nikolaus Butz (Business)
Excellence in Service: Elizabeth Martin (Business)
Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service: Ricardo Boeing (Business)

Corporate Partners Award
Forward Bank

Distinguished Benefactor
Jim and Madeleine Haine

2019-20 Smiley Professional Events Advisory Board Members
The Pro Events Advisory Board is a group of students that works closely with the Pro Events program of the School of Business and Economics. Advisory Board members help shape the Pro Events program and are the face of the program to students and guests.
Yifen Chen
Gavin Czerwonka
Cassandra Gierke
Kevin Ile
Amber Keenan
Patrick Klinkner
Anna Pistone
Chelsea Strube
Makenzie Wozniak

Keith and Tammy Anderson Nonprofit Internship Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support students participating in unpaid internship opportunities throughout the academic year.
Ethan Hanson
Amie Smith

LeRoy Schmidt 150-Hour Scholarship
The WICPA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to qualified accounting students working toward the 150-hour requirement to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam and obtain a Wisconsin CPA license.
Kimberly Freese
Erica Frost
Abigail Schmidt

SBE Golf Outing & Networking Event Mini-Scholarships
Grant Czaikowski
Sam Glavin
Zack Hintz
Kevin Ile
Robert Johannes
Ryan Klismith
Alex Landsverk
Stephanie Ligman
Matt Meis

Cade Sauer

Smiley Entrepreneurship Scholarship
For the successful completion of “The Branch” program.
Spring 2020
Madeline Decker
Jake Gajewski
Nicholas McCandless
Olivia Molle
Lukas Post
Cooper Pries
Santiago Tzintzun
Anna Watters

Fall 2019
Dakota Bokath
Sarah Burnett
Ana Capetillo
Merrissa Immerfall
Chris Kloiber
Jennifer Maerz
Jayson Pfister
Jennifer Sodke
Ryan Stevens
Kieran Talley
Jose Vasquez

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