BROOKELYN HEISS is a dietetics major who aspires to become a sports dietician who works with athletes at the collegiate and professional level. She is co-treasurer for the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and plays for the Pointers soccer team. Brookelyn enjoys volunteering and has served for Feed My Starving Children, Special Olympics and Central Rivers Farmshed. Grace Hendel Dietetics Scholarship This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues of Grace Hendel in 1996 to honor her at the time of her retirement. CPS Dean’s Award – Outstanding Junior in Dietetics This award is given to a dietetics junior who has demonstrated the strongest academic achievement amongst their program peers. MADELYN KRUMENACHER is a dietetics major who plans to enter graduate school for public health upon graduation. She is involved both on and off campus and has volunteered with local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and UWSP’s food pantry, the Cupboard. Madelyn belongs to the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics professional organization. Rita Youmans Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the discretion of Health Sciences and Wellness faculty to outstanding dietetics or family and consumer sciences majors. SUMMER MANZKE is graduating this May with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a minor in psychology. Her long-term goal is to become a Registered Dietician who specializes in eating disorders. Summer was the co-president of the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and was a group leader for various Christian-based student organizations on campus. She served as a Health Scholar for the Community Connections Team for Marshfield Clinic Health System, where she connected patients with local resources for
DIETETICS AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND NUTRITION CATHERINE GAGE is majoring in dietetics and plans to become a Registered Dietician. She is involved with the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at UWSP. Catherine is a UWSP Health Scholar in which she volunteers weekly for Marshfield Clinic’s Community Connections Team. She is also a member of the Pointers cross country and track teams. Bessie May Allen Scholarship This scholarship was established by Bessie May Allen, director of the Home Economics Department at UWSP for 39 years. Bessie May Allen shaped the home economics program at UWSP, taking it from a two- year course of study to a four-year program. She was vital in keeping the program alive, bringing it back to campus after the Board of Regents had voted to eliminate it. These awards were granted prior to her death in 1969 and continue to be made possible by her last will and testament. GRACE GALLAGHER is a sustainable food and nutrition major and is minoring in business. After graduation, Grace plans to work within the non-profit sector to reduce food insecurity. She is a member of the Pointers swim and dive team and volunteers as a swim instructor for the Pointer Swim School. Grace volunteers at Central Rivers Farmshed and was a student success ambassador for Watson Hall. Jane Wright Abrahamsen Home Economics Scholarship This scholarship was created to honor the late Jane Wright Abrahamsen, by her husband Martin. Jane was a native of Mauston who received a degree in home economics in 1928 and a bachelors degree in home economics education in 1933, both from the Stevens Point Normal School. She then went on to get her masters degree from UW-Madison in 1936. She then started her professional career by teaching home economics at high schools in Ithica, WI and Ironwood, MI. She then taught in the Montfomery County Schools in Maryland for 21 years, earning an outstanding teacher award from the state of Maryland.
improving health through meeting people’s basic needs. CPS Dean’s Award – Outstanding Senior in Dietetics
This award is given to a dietetics senior who has demonstrated the strongest academic achievement amongst their program peers.
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