UWSP School of Health Sciences & Wellness Scholarships 2021

SADIE HOOKER is majoring in family and consumer sciences with a minor in health education. After graduation, Sadie wishes to teach FCS for a rural school district in Wisconsin. She also aspires to one day further her education by obtaining a master’s degree and using her passion and expertise to make positive impacts within the FCS profession. Sadie is the chair-elect for the American Association Family and Consumer Sciences Student Organization. She also served for the same organization as the student outreach coordinator and vice president. Sadie is the co-president for the National Residence Hall Organization and is the Public Relations Coordinator for Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. John and Catherine Lader Scholarship Catherine (Hill) Lader earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in FCS Education. The education she received at UWSP served her well as a classroom teacher, FCCLA adviser, state supervisor of FCS at the WI Department of Public Instruction, and a member of the National FCCLA Consultant Team. Catherine was heavily influenced by two role models at UWSP-Dr. Fern Horn and Dr. Agnes Jones. Both women were pioneers in the field of FCS and were dedicated to preparing their students thoroughly for a career in FCS. John and Catherine Lader continue to support FCS along with FCCLA and believe every secondary school in the state needs to have an FCS program. Donald and Eleanor Ansay Memorial Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship This scholarship was established by UW-Stevens Point alumna, Karen McCulloch, to honor the memory of her parents, Donald and Eleanor Ansay. The Ansays firmly believed in the value of education. Their four children and several of their grandchildren attended UW-Stevens Point. Karen, herself, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Home Economics Education from UWSP in 1975 and a Master’s of Science in 1978. JESSICA LANGE is majoring in family and consumer sciences with minors in communication and psychology. She dreams of earning her master’s degree in education and hopes to work in higher education’s student affairs. Jessica is a master writing lab consultant and an academic peer advisor for UWSP. She is very involved in student life. Jessica is a member of the University Council on Family Relations, Public Relations Student Society of America, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority and is a UWSP Honors student. 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.


ISABELLE BARRINGTON is majoring in family and consumer sciences and minoring in psychology. She hopes to become a child life specialist after college. Isabelle is the vice president of the University Council of Family Relations at UWSP. She enjoys helping people and looks forward to working with children and families on how to cope with the trauma of hospitalization. M.E. Sjolin Family and Consumer Sciences Service Scholarship To award a scholarship to a family and consumer sciences student participating in a service trip or providing service to a community. SARAH CASPER is a family and consumer sciences major who is minoring in sociology. She plans to one day work as a school counselor within Central Wisconsin. Sarah is a member of the Gamma Phi Delta sorority and serves as its historian chair. She is also the treasurer for the University Council on Family Relations student organization and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. 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 bachelor’s 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. BREANNE CIPRIANO is a family and consumer sciences major who has been hired to teach at the Rainy River School District as a family and consumer sciences teacher. She is a member of both the American and Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Breanne enjoys working with youth and is a camp counselor and a play director for Little Fork Baptist Church. Dr. Agnes A. Jones Scholarship This scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior dietetics or family and consumer sciences students who demonstrate leadership, professional potential, ambition, academic achievement, good character and shows concern for others.



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