UW-PARKSIDE GRADUATES WORKING IN SUMMER THEATER

SOMERS — University of Wisconsin-Parkside Theatre Arts graduates Laura Chartrand and Chris Payne of Racine are working in professional theater during summer 2013.

At Colorado’s Shadowcliff Lodge, Chartrand is a member of the staff. Chartrand portrayed Maria in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and played Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Both productions were honored with recognition by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She also served as prop designer for “Book of Days.”

Payne is an assistant lighting designer at Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, Ill. He is also a freelance electrician for MRD Lighting Design of New York City. He served as lighting designer for Parkside Theatre’s productions of “Twelfth Night” and “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Payne’s work on “Twelfth Night” received a Certificate of Merit for Exceptional Achievement from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his contribution to the play’s “black and white” opening act and the Technicolor brilliance of Act Two. He also served as co-projection designer for “Book of Days.”


SAWALSKI ACCEPTS MEMBERSHIP IN NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS

WASHINGTON — Matthew J. Sawalski of Racine accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade-point average and class standing.


JOCELYN BRUEGGEMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN NURSING STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN PERU

MILWAUKEE — Jocelyn Brueggeman from Union Grove, a senior at Marquette University studying nursing, is participating in a study abroad program in Piura, Peru, this summer. In Piura, the students will gain community clinical experience at a Catholic parish called Sacramento Santisimo and will develop a global view of health care by being immersed in a new culture.

The summer program in Peru offers educational nursing experiences at all levels. Sacramento Santisimo parish has a full nursing staff and a health clinic including a surgical suite for visiting medical teams from the United States. If a medical team is visiting, Marquette University students will assist in pre- and post-surgical areas. Students also will work in the parish clinic monitoring pregnant women and helping with general clinic duties.

This is the sixth year that Marquette University College of Nursing has offered the Piura, Peru, clinical experience for academic credit.


HELEN HOLTER RECEIVES RIPON COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI CITATIONS

RIPON — Helen Holter, a 1978 graduate of Ripon College, received a Distinguished Alumni Citation for her continued excellence in journalism and community service during the college’s Alumni Association Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation on June 28.

Holter, an Emmy award-winning journalist, has made a name for herself by focusing on issues of global health and understanding. She is the principal and executive producer of Helen Holter Communications and serves on the board of directors for the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association, which has for 40 years facilitated a connection between Seattle and Uzbekistan. She is also host and producer of “Global Health Lessons,” a global health video channel. She spent her childhood in Billings, Mont., her teen years in Racine, and resides in Seattle.


UW-MADISON STUDENT ANATOLIY NECHYPORENKO RECEIVES HILLDALE SCHOLARSHIP

MADISON — Anatoliy Nechyporenko of Racine received the Hilldale Scholarship. Nechyporenko is a pharmacology and toxicology student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Generous grants from the Hilldale Foundation and the Wisconsin State Legislature provide for awards of $3,000 each to undergraduate students and $500-$1,000 to their faculty/staff advisers to work in collaboration on research projects.


TERESA SCHNEIDER WINS SCHOLARSHIP TO MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee School of Engineering student Teresa Schneider of Racine has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for four years of full tuition.

She attended The Prairie High School and plans to major in civil engineering at MSOE. To qualify for MSOE’s most prestigious scholarship, students needed a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade-point average and 28 or higher composite score on the ACT (1240 SAT) and be accepted for enrollment by Feb. 1. In addition, the students attended and competed at a scholarship event.


TARA O’MEALLAIN AWARDED $500 DON GROTH MEMORIAL GREEN INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP

GREENFIELD — Tara O’Meallain has been selected to receive the $500 Don Groth Green Industry Scholarship. O’Meallain is a horticulture student at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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