Second year Chancellor Scholarships awarded

December 7, 2012

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students have renewed their Chancellor Scholarship, a highly competitive scholarship program with a limit of 10 entering freshmen recipients annually. Program benefits include scholarship funds up to the full cost of tuition and fees, leadership opportunities and gatherings with the chancellor and other leaders in the UW-Platteville community. The scholarship is renewable and based upon student performance.

Megan Dietrich from Oregon, Wis. is a sophomore majoring in Spanish and psychology with a minor in international studies. She plans to pursue her master’s in counselor education and work on a college campus someday. Dietrich is co-president of The Alliance, member of the Psychology Club, Stop the Hate trainer, resident assistant in Wilgus Hall and Spanish tutor. A smaller campus, good psychology and Spanish departments and positive remarks about The Alliance organization made UW-Platteville an easy choice for Dietrich.

Cassidy Krause from Algoma, Wis. is a sophomore majoring in math education. Upon graduating, Krause plans to move back to Door County and teach high school math. Involvement at UW-Platteville includes Student Ambassador Corps, PAL tutor for Math 10 and 15, Marching Pioneers, Symphony Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, church and knitting for charities. Krause’s mother who is an alumna was an influential factor in choosing to attend UW-Platteville. “I immediately felt at home with UW-Platteville’s personal atmosphere and its friendly students and staff.  I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. I can truly say that I am proud to be a Pioneer.”

Hannah Molitor from Sauk City, Wis. is a sophomore majoring in chemistry and environmental engineering with a Spanish minor. Upon graduating, Molitor plans to attend graduate school. She is involved with the Alchemist Club, Society of Environmental Engineers and works in the chemistry research lab. Studying abroad in Seville, Spain, is a unique opportunity that Molitor will take advantage of during the spring semester. UW-Platteville’s engineering program attracted Molitor to attend.

Colton Hackett from Darlington, Wis. is a sophomore majoring in political science and criminal justice.  After graduating, Hackett will attend law school to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney. He is involved with Pre-Law Society, Mock Trial Team, College Democrats, Criminal Justice Association, Student Senate and is a PALS Assistant for an Introduction to American Government course. The small campus atmosphere, availability of professors and student organizations made UW-Platteville attractive to Hackett.

Written By: Ethan Giebel, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, giebele@uwplatt.edu

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