May 1, 2009
The Department of Health and Sport Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awarded 20 scholarships for exemplary academic performance.
Students will receive scholarships totaling over $62,000 for the 2009-10 academic year and will be honored at an award ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the staff lounge at the UI Field House. The scholarships are funded by generous benefactors of the department, including alumni and former faculty members.
Eligibility and criteria vary from one scholarship to another but are restricted to students who are enrolled in a program in the department.
The department offers programs of study on health, sport and physical activity as they are influenced by cultural, psychological and behavioral factors. Graduates go on to careers in teaching, research, health promotion, commercial fitness enterprises, coaching, sports journalism, and sport management.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Scholarship recipients are listed alphabetically by hometown with undergraduate students listed first.
Undergraduate student recipients:
CRYSTAL LAKE: Patrick Buxton, Miriam Taylor Scholarship
NAPERVILLE: Jenny Braun, Margaret Fox Scholarship
WHEATON: Michael Parent, Miriam Taylor Scholarship
ALBERT CITY: Betsy Christensen, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship
BELLEVUE: Emily Ambrosy, Bess Whittaker Scholarship
CARPENTER: Kayla Johnson, Bess Whittaker Scholarship
CURLEW: Kelly Noonan, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship
HOLSTEIN: Ashley McGuire, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship
SWISHER: Kaitlyn Dubishar, Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship
WEST DES MOINES: Jill Bednares, Margaret Fox Scholarship
OVERLAND PARK: Scott Miller, Miriam Taylor Scholarship
Graduate student recipients:
CHICAGO: Rebecca Busanich, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Margaret Osborn Nutrition Scholarship
MOLINE: Heather Medema-Johnson, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship
NAPERVILLE: Sarah Eikleberry, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship
WAVERLY: Elisabeth Erickson, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship
ALBUQUERQUE: Daniel Taradash, M. Gladys Scott Scholarship
ROCHESTER: Nikolas Dickerson, M. Gladys Scott Scholarship, Homewood Memorial Scholarship
EDON: Amanda Curtis, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Katharine F. Wells Scholarship
COLUMBIA: Marta Mack, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship
MADISON: Dewa Greenleaf, Mary Monroe "Mo" Bell Scholarship, Margaret Osborn Nutrition Scholarship
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