Recognized for leadership and service to the
campus and community, 40 December graduates will receive the 2013 Chancellor’s
Leadership Award at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The awards will be presented by Chancellor
Bernie Patterson in a ceremony on Friday, Dec.13.
Established in 1978 at the urging of former
Chancellor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, the award honors graduates who contribute
significant leadership, demonstrate university or community service and display
a commitment to personal growth. Each recipient receives a bronze medallion
emblazoned with the university seal, hanging from a purple and gold ribbon.
Those students receiving the Chancellor’s
Leadership Award, listed by hometown, include:
- Rachel Brown, Neenah,
daughter of Mike and Beth Brown, majored in physical education with a minor in
health education. She coached Special Olympics, tutored for the Boys and Girls
Club Homework Center, and was an honors intern.
Borgstrom, Buffalo, Minn., daughter of Joe and Teresa Borgstrom, majored in
wildlife ecology with an emphasis on research and management. She minored in
captive wildlife and conservation biology. Borgstrom was a peer adviser and
office coordinator for the Student Success Center, president of the Women in
Natural Resources organization and a recipient of the College of Natural
Resources Undergraduate Symposium High Honors Award.
- Megan Cahill, Marinette,
daughter of Leila and Germaine Vincent, majored in psychology and sociology.
She served as a resident care worker for Tomorrow’s Children, volunteered for
the Boys and Girls Club and received the Psychology Department Research Award.
- Alicia Casey, Appleton,
daughter of Bill and Connie Casey, majored in elementary and special education,
with a minor in emotional and behavior disturbance education. She served as
president of the Association for Education of Young Children, a volunteer for
Journey in Special Education in Namibia, Africa, and a co-founder of the School
of Education Food Drive.
- Jessica Dredske, Pardeeville,
daughter of Doug and Julie Dredske, majored in health promotion and wellness
with a minor in nutrition. She served as secretary of the National Wellness
Institute Student Chapter and as missionary for Living Hope International
Orphanage. She also received a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Conference
- Julia Driscoll, Oconomowoc,
daughter of Michael and Caroline Driscoll, majored in instrumental and general
music education. She was the publicity director and secretary for the Delta
Omicron music honor society, co-music director for vacation bible school and a
recipient of the Jan and Mark Seiler Foreign Language Award.
- Kailey Field, Apple
Valley, Minn., daughter of Kevin and Terry Field, majored in arts management
with minors in dance and communication. She was involved in Afterimages and
Danstage dance concerts and served as a volunteer management intern for the
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and as fundraising chair for the
UW-Stevens Point Opera Workshop.
- Lindsey Flugaur, Stevens
Point, daughter of Rick and Lesa Flugaur, majored in elementary education with
a minor in natural sciences. She served as secretary of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor
Society, a teacher’s aide and as a volunteer with the Central Wisconsin
- Elizabeth Fraser,
Green Bay, daughter of Brian and Kim Fraser, majored in psychology with an
emphasis in human services and a minor in child and family studies. She served
as president of the Psychology Peer Mentoring Club, a mentor at the Northwest
Guidance and Counseling Center and as a volunteer with the Salvation Army.
- Jacob Gross, Mount
Horeb, son of Scott and Tracey Gross, majored in wildlife ecology with minors
in biology and resource management. He served as vice president of the Izaak
Walton League Student Chapter, member of the UW-Stevens Point Fire Crew and as
an endangered species intern with the Wisconsin Department of Natural
- Joshua Hames, Sobieski,
son of Gary and Connie Hames, majored in natural science with an emphasis in
life science and a minor in biology. He served as a youth mentor for Big
Brothers Big Sisters, a volunteer with the Student Involvement and Employment
Office and an assistant coach with UW-Stevens Point men’s rugby team.
- Bennett Heinz, Kronenwetter,
son of Peter and Lynn Heinz, majored in performance and applied music with an
emphasis in trumpet performance and jazz studies. He served as president of the
UW-Stevens Point Jazz Society and a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony
Orchestra. He received a College of Fine Arts and Communication Dedication
- Margo Hubbard, Middleton,
daughter of Leif Hubbard and Patricia Trainer, majored in biology with an
emphasis in pre-physician assistant. She minored in Spanish and psychology. At
UW-Stevens Point, she was a leader in the College Days for Kids Program, a
tutor with the Stevens Point Housing Authority Homework Center and a member of
the Phi Eta Sigma honor society.
- Anna Huemann, Champlin,
Minn., daughter of Jay and Susan Huemann, majored in instrumental and general music
education. She served as a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
and American String Teacher Association, and received the Edmund Bukolt String
- DeVonne Jackson, Chicago,
Ill., son of Lisa Rice, majored in history. He served as president of May Roach
Hall Government, was vice president of programs for Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity
and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club.
- Kimberly Johanik,
Bayfield, daughter of Joe and Mary Johanik, majored in early childhood
education with minors in early childhood special education and teaching English
as a second language. She was president of the Campus Girl Scouts, a volunteer
with the Wisconsin Lions Camp and religious education program assistant at
Newman Catholic Center.
- Valerie Johnson, Ogema,
daughter of Leo and Joyce Johnson, majored in special education with a minor in
cognitive and learning disabilities education. She served as a member of the
Student Council for Exceptional Children, volunteer with McDill Elementary
School and as a personal care worker for My Innovative Services.
- Kaitlyn Luckow, Germantown,
daughter of Gordon Luckow and Lynn Faina-Luckow, majored in secondary English
education. She was a managing editor for the Pointer campus newspaper, a show
host on 90FM campus radio and a recipient of the Division of Communication
Award for Management and Leadership.
- Kristen Miller, Fleming
Island, Fla., daughter of Steve and Ellie Miller, majored in forestry
recreation. She was president of the UW-Stevens Point Fire Crew, a park ranger
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a recipient of the National Student
Montemayor, Milwaukee, son of Melecio Montemayor and Judy Younk, majored in
business administration with a minor in psychology. He helped organize World
Aids Day events at UW-Stevens Point, volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters
and was a membership coordinator for Lead by Example.
- Allison Montsma, Fond
du Lac, daughter of Edward and Kathryn Montsma, majored in arts management and
communication with an emphasis on public relations. She served as a counselor
for a multicultural leadership conference, a volunteer with Boys and Girls Club
and member of the Student Diversity Recruitment Team.
- Aaron Nelson, Oregon,
son of Brett and Sue Nelson, majored in health science with an emphasis in
pre-physical therapy and a minor in psychology. He was a physical therapy
volunteer at Meriter Hospital, a volunteer with the Red Cross blood drive and
the recipient of the School of Healthcare Professionals Scholarship.
- Alexander Niznik,
Medford, son of Dan and Pam Niznik, majored in health science with an emphasis
in pre-physical therapy. He volunteered with the Literacy Council of Wood
County and Ciclovia Bike Event and tutored at the Mary K. Croft Tutor-Learning
Center at UW-Stevens Point.
Normington, Saukville, daughter of Tim and Sharon Normington, majored in health
science with an emphasis in pre-occupational therapy. She served as a
conference coordinator for CRU (a Christian service organization on campus), a
teacher and construction team member for a Belize mission trip and a volunteer
for Fort Wilderness Project Serve.
- Myo Thanda Oo, Villa
Verde, Singapore, son of U Aung Kyaw Oo and Ma Moe Moe Hlaing, majored in
biochemistry with a minor in biology. He served as a volunteer with the campus’
blood drive, tutor for Chan Myay Monastery and a scientific writing intern at
- Bethany Reque, Kaukauna,
daughter of Doug and Amy Reque, majored in social work and sociology. She was
active in the Sociology and Social Work Club, volunteered for Special Olympics
and mentored with Project Self-Help and Awareness.
Rzentkowski, Amherst Junction, daughter of Randy and Doreen Rzentkowski,
majored in elementary education and minored in health education. She was a
member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, a soccer coach and a
distance learning facilitator.
- Clint Schill, Auburndale,
son of Jerome and the late Elaine Schill, majored in accounting and business
administration, with minors in economics and philosophy. He worked as a
volunteer tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and as a payroll
assistant for UW-Stevens Point Human Resources. He received the Saint Jean
Baptiste Educational Foundation Scholarship.
- Allison Schjoth, Schofield,
daughter of Gregg Schjoth and Robin Sopata, majored in sociology with a minor
in women’s and gender studies. She served as secretary of the Gender and
Sexuality Alliance, volunteered with Special Olympics and was UW-Stevens Point
representative for the Campus Pride Annual Midwest College Fair.
- Ariel Schmoldt, Neenah,
daughter of Tom and Lori Long and spouse of Dylan Schmoldt, majored in
elementary education with minors in mathematics and Spanish. She served as vice
president of the National Society for Leadership and Success, a member of the
Children’s Ministry at New Hope Lutheran Church and as a teacher’s aide for
UW-Stevens Point’s University Child and Learning Care Center.
- Stephanie School,
Suring, daughter of Joe and Lisa School, majored in communication. She served
as a co-chair of the US Bank/SGA Scholarship Committee, student representative
for the Society for Human Resource Management golf outing and volunteer for the
- Kayla Schultz, Saint
Francis, daughter of Chris and Kelly Schultz, majored in health care
administration and pre-nursing with minors in psychology and business. She
served as a fundraising co-chair for Colleges against Cancer and member of
Habitat for Humanity and Sigma Mu Tau.
- Jerad Servais, Independence,
son of Dean and Kristine Servais, majored in biochemistry. He served as
president of Tau Kappa Epsilon highway cleanup, a mentor for Big Brothers Big
Sisters and a volunteer with Central Wisconsin’s Children Museum.
Stauffacher, Darlington, son of Jay Stauffacher and Robin White, majored in
political science and economics. He was captain of the UW-Stevens Point
football team and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Student Legal Society.
- Megan Stebane, Kaukauna,
daughter of Bob and Judy Stebane, majored in natural sciences with an emphasis in
secondary sciences and a minor in biology. She served as an assistant teacher
at Mosinee Middle School, biology intern for the Wisconsin Dells School
District and instructor for a youth softball camp.
- Taylor Strane, Neenah,
daughter of Jeff and Mary Strane, majored in health care administration with a
minor in business administration. She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and
served as an intern for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Portage
County and as an assistant for the Disability and Assistive Technology Center.
- Julia Vande Hei, Seymour,
daughter of Ray and Beth Vande Hei, majored in health science with an emphasis
in pre-physical therapy. She was a member of Sigma Mau Tau, a lector at Newman
Parish and a volunteer with the Salvation Army.
Vanderheyden, Green Bay, daughter of Glenn and Theresa Vanderheyden, majored in
communication. She served as vice president for Habitat for Humanity, was a
member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and volunteered with Student
Involvement and Employment Office Service Saturdays.
- Wade Weisnicht, Shawano,
son of Jerry and Diane Weisnicht, majored in pre-physical therapy. He
volunteered with the Salvation Army, instructed a Shawano Youth Basketball Camp
and was active with the National Leadership Society.
- Hannah White, Hammond,
daughter of Donnie White and Connie Buelow, majored in wildlife ecology
research and management with a minor in conservation biology. She served as a
secretary for The Wildlife Society and a wildlife management intern for the
Department of Natural Resources. She received the Eric Duffey Memorial