WLC honors the 2010 Impact Awards Finalists

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Date Posted: May 6, 2010

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College students who make a difference and an impact on campus were honored at the 2010 Impact Leadership Luncheon May 5 in the Siebert Center.

Wisconsin Lutheran College senior Joel Schwartz, a business administration major from Yakima, Wash., is the 18th recipient of the college's Impact Award. Joel (pictured center) has served the college with his musical talents as a member of the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Revelation. He frequently plays the pipe organ for chapel services and for neighboring congregations. Joel has served as a resident assistant for two years. He was a member of Project Ripples in the 2010 Kapco Charitable Challenge.

The four other finalists for the Impact Award also honored at the luncheon were (pictured left to right) Sara Boldt, Lindsay Hintz, Jonathan Fricke, and Benjamin Ziesemer.

Sara Boldt, a senior psychology major from Mukwonago, Wis., has improved the Warrior Events Board and arranged many events. Sara is the vice president of the Warrior Events Board and the Art, Psychology, and Culinary Clubs. She further demonstrated her servant leadership as a member of Greater Than Us team in the 2010 Kapco Charitable Challenge.

Lindsay Hintz is a senior communicative arts major from Whitewater, Wis. She has been extremely active all four years on campus. She is a WLC Senator and serves as the Warrior Events Board president. In this elected position, she has coordinated countless student activities. Lindsay also volunteered her time as a member of Team Effect in the 2010 Kapco Charitable Challenge.

Jonathan Fricke, a junior biology major from Baraboo, Wis., performs in chapel as a musician and speaker, plays piano for Proclamation and Praise on Sunday evenings, and is a member of the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir. Jon helped with the CLASS Grant project, teaching third and fourth graders health and hygiene. He is a Spanish translator at the Granville Health Clinic and as an English as a Second Language tutor at Gethsemane Lutheran. Jon also serves as a resident assistant. He was a member of the 2010 Kapco Charitable Challenge team Love to Live; Live to Give.

Benjamin Ziesemer is a senior from New Ulm, Minn., with a double major in business administration and communication. He serves as a chapel worship leader as well as a chapel speaker. He has been involved in volunteer work both on and off campus. For two years, Ben has been a resident assistant, challenging and inspiring his residents to grow as men of God. He also served as captain of the 2009-2010 men's basketball team.