Local students win fellowships
MADISON — Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students from Racine County have won the Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and the Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships.
Grants from the Hilldale Foundation and the Wisconsin State Legislature provide for awards of $3,000 each to undergraduate students and $1,000 to their faculty/staff advisers to work in collaboration on research projects.
This year UW-Madison received 230 applicants for 107 awards (103 Hilldale, four Holstrom) and members of the review committee indicated that the number of excellent research proposals exceeded the number of available awards.
Adam Fitch, of Burlington, studying conservation biology, geology and geophysics and zoology, received the Hilldale Fellowship and Isabel Monti, of Mount Pleasant, studying art and biochemistry, also received the Hilldale Fellowship.
Racine sophomore awarded fellowship
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded sophomore Theresa Schinkowitch, of Racine, the Research Fellowship, funded by the Brittingham Fund and the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest.
The Fellowships are awards of $2,500 each to undergraduate students and $500 to their faculty/staff advisors to work in collaboration on research projects.
Schinkowitch is majoring in human development and family studies and psychology.
Local students complete Business Professional Development Program
WHITEWATER — The following local students completed the Professional Development Program offered by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:
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Justin Miklaszewski, of Franksville, majoring in marketing and Patrick Schell, of Racine, majoring in international business.
The program involves a series of co-curricular activities that build communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, digital technology, cultural fluency and career management skills.
A total of 103 business majors completed the program, which is designed to help ensure students graduate with the career readiness competencies that employers value.
Waterford native earns international acclaim
WHITEWATER — Presley Kennicott, of Waterford, a general business major, helped the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater American Marketing Association earn international acclaim at the AMA International Collegiate Conference on April 13 in New Orleans.
Kennicott won third place in the AMA Outbound Sales competition.
The UW-Whitewater chapter excelled in several other team and individual events and retained its coveted International Chapter of the Year status for the eighth year in a row and 13th time since 2001.
Marketing Department chair and AMA adviser Jimmy Peltier expressed his pride, saying, “Last year I said that it would be virtually impossible to have a better year, but I am happy to say that I was wrong. We have had the best year ever in our distinguished 40 years of AMA success.”
The American Marketing Association is an international society with 350 collegiate chapters and 11,000 student members interested in the practice, study and teaching of marketing.
Mount Pleasant student named to Whitewater government
WHITEWATER — Brian Martinez, of Mount Pleasant, who is studying Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been named Director of Intergovernmental Affairs of the Whitewater Student Government.
One of four shared governance groups on campus, Whitewater Student Government provides opportunities for students to make a positive difference in campus life and the student experience. After the election of the president and vice president, interviews are held to select the new executive board and get approval from the senate.
Directors serve at least 10 hours a week fulfilling the ongoing work of the student government and running senate committees relating to their role on campus. Directors advise the student body president and perform the groundwork for student needs and initiatives, including campus-wide awareness campaigns.