Natural and Applied Sciences awards nearly $16K in scholarships

NAS-Scholarships-Reception-400Natural and Applied Sciences honored some seriously smart students Friday, Feb. 7, presenting nearly $16,000 in scholarships to 15 students during an afternoon reception.

Flanked by parents, faculty members and donors, students were recognized for top-notch grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence. NAS presented the first-ever Brown County Waste Transformation Team Scholarship, a $1,350 award given to UW-Green Bay senior Evan VanLanen.

“Every one of our scholarship recipients is a complete student,” said Associate Prof. Steven Meyer, an NAS faculty member and chair of the Scholarship Committee. “They’re great representatives of UW-Green Bay and they’ll be great representatives of UW-Green Bay when they leave us.”

Donors Carol DeGroot, Mike and Gloria Morgan, Elizabeth Nair and Rod Truttman (representing the Moose Lodge Rod & Gun Club) attended the presentation, smiling broadly as scholarships in their or their organization’s names were presented. Meyer read a biographical statement on each recipient, noting his or her impressive academic credentials and University and community involvement.

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This year’s recipients are as follows:

Scott Bartholomew, senior, Mathematics — Science and Mathematics Scholarship

Corinne Grossmeier, senior, Biology and Environmental Science — Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship

Hanne Guthrie, senior, Environmental Science and Spanish and Engineering Preprofessional Program — Second Year Engineering Scholarship

Kalia Hanke, junior, Engineering Preprofessional Program — Second Year Engineering Scholarship

Lindsay Hansen, junior, Biology — Bradford Cook Memorial Scholarship

Marina Hauser, Environmental Science and Engineering Preprofessional Program — James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Association Scholarship

Christa Kananen, junior, Geoscience — Carol R. DeGroot Scholarship in Environmental Science

Amber Konrad, senior, Environmental Science — Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship

Tiffany Marshall, sophomore, Engineering Preprofessional Program — First Year Engineering Scholarship

Kari Matuszak, senior, Biology — Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Scholarship

Matthew Nichols, senior, Individual Major (toward Environmental Engineering) — First Year Engineering Scholarship

Amanda Nothem, senior, Chemistry — Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship

Lauren O’Dell, senior, Chemistry — Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship

Linda Vang, senior, Biology — Morgan/Macaluso Family Scholarship

Evan VanLanen, senior, Environmental Science — Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Scholarship; Brown County Waste Transformation Team Scholarship.

More information about Natural and Applied Sciences can be found at www.uwgb.edu/nas/.