Local students honored at Upper Iowa University Awards Banquet


Upper Iowa University President Dr. William R. Duffy and Thea Meyer

Upper Iowa University Provost Dr. P. Joan Poor and Adam Hansen

Scholarship trio ...
Thea Meyer, daughter of Don and Mary Meyer of Waukon, was the recipient of three scholarships at the 2018 Upper Iowa University (UIU) Honors and Awards Banquet held in April on the school’s campus in Fayette. She is pictured at right with Upper Iowa University President Dr. William R. Duffy. Meyer was awarded the Excellence in Education Scholarship, which is bestowed upon a deserving student who has junior or senior status in the Teacher Education program and has achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The intent of this scholarship is to assist a student who possesses the qualities of an effective teacher. The scholarship recipient is chosen by the faculty of the Andres School of Education.

The Pam Whitmore Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Student Teaching was also awarded to Meyer. Pam Whitmore, UIU Class of 1965, taught for five years in Wisconsin Public Schools, 30 years with the Department of Defense Overseas Schools, and four years with Upper Iowa University as an assistant professor in the department of education. Whitmore supervised student teachers while at Upper Iowa and became a strong supporter of student teachers. Because of her strong support and love for her students, she and her husband, Fred Koch, give a cash award to a student majoring in education with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher who will be student teaching beginning in the fall or spring semester of the next academic year. Meyer was also awarded the Babcock Scholarship, which was provided for by the estate of Mary E. Babcock to honor the memory of Quintus C. Babcock, who settled in Fayette in 1857 and became one of Upper Iowa’s very first students. Submitted photo.

Pair of UIU scholarships ...
Adam Hansen, son of Jay and Ronda Hansen of Waukon, was awarded a pair of scholarships at the 2018 Upper Iowa University (UIU) Honors and Awards Banquet held in April on the school’s campus in Fayette. He is pictured above with Upper Iowa University Provost Dr. P. Joan Poor. Hansen was awarded the Dr. Gary McVicker Scholarship, which is given to deserving students pursuing a major in natural sciences and was established by Dr. Catherine McVicker in honor of her husband, Dr. Gary McVicker of the Upper Iowa University Class of 1963. Hansen was also the recipient of the Pande Scholarship, which is awarded each year to deserving students and was established by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Pande, Jr., president of Professional Food-Service Management, Inc. (PFM). Upper Iowa University was the first food service account for PFM. Submitted photo.
 

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