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Celebrating Student Achievement in 2023

Celebrating Student Achievement in 2023

May 19, 2023 by Office of Marketing and Communication Student Achievements
Celebrating Student Achievement in 2023

Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

MILWAUKEE, WI - On Thursday, May 4, Wisconsin Lutheran College held its annual Honors Convocation in the Chapel, where scholarships and special awards were given to recognize students from nearly every academic program. Dr. Jeremy Zima was the faculty speaker at the event, which is available for viewing on our livestream page.

 Dr. Jeremy Zima speaking at Honors Convocation

Congratulations to the following students who were honored this year:

Krueger Family Accounting Merit Scholarship: Gabriel Knight
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior student who desires to enter the field of accounting, based on input from the accounting faculty.

Herbert O. Fleischer Memorial Scholarship: Aarshi Sharma
Presented to recognize and encourage an outstanding sophomore biology major.

Lauren Evan Montoure Teske, DDS, MS Scholarship: Sophia Kerkow
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior female biology major who plans to pursue graduate studies in the health sciences, with preference given to someone who is interested in a career in dentistry.

Cheri Metzger Women in Business Scholarship: Joselyn Ziecker
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior female student majoring in the field of business, who is chosen by a business faculty committee based on a submitted essay.

Mary Heins Scholarship for Excellence in Communication: Jonathan Kannenberg
Presented to a communication or communicative arts major who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major; demonstrates exemplary writing, public speaking, classroom leadership, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrates a commitment to Christian servant leadership on campus, in church, or in the community.

Didaskalos Award RecipientsDidaskalos Award: Paige Wagner, Hans Rupnow
Presented to an education major who demonstrates concern for student achievement and welfare, desire for ongoing learning, and personal Christian values.

English Scholarship: Maddison Buch
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote an English major who will be a junior or senior and who demonstrates academic excellence in this field of study.

Renaissance Award: Grace Stroh
Presented to a multi-dimensional scholar citizen and English major whose contribution to English courses and the larger community is outstanding.

Dan and Lisa Leffel Award in History: Raylee Nelson
Presented to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote students who choose to enter the history field.

Glen and Beth Thompson History Scholarship: Ben Thoma
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote students who choose to major and minor in history, as recommended by the history faculty.

Freshman Honors in Mathematics Award: Emily Buch, Logan Hennen, Connal Meinertz, David Sell
Presented to students for outstanding performance during their freshman year in mathematics courses at the level of Calculus 1 or higher.

Nicolas Bourbaki Award: Alyssa Ebeling
Presented to a second year student majoring in mathematics who has demonstrated the potential for excellence in mathematics.

Golden Lyre Award: Kathryn Rausch
Awarded in recognition of talent and contributions to the programs of the music department of Wisconsin Lutheran College. 

Cantabile Award: Paige Wagner
Presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in the choral program at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Fanfare Award: Olivia Gerbing
Presented to a student in recognition of musical talent and contributions to the music department in the area of instrumental music.

Nurse Pioneer Award: Samantha Wells
Presented to a nursing student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities such as courage, creativity, or service during the previous year.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society: Miriam Snyder, Madison Le, Ella Johnson, Abigail Washburn, Megan Sina, Sarah O'Connor, Amelia Bock
Recognition for those nursing students who have been invited to become a member of the Honor Society. Eligibility for invitation to the society includes nursing students who have demonstrated professionalism, leadership, and academic integrity during their undergraduate experience.

Kepler Award in Physics: Logan Peach
Presented to a student who is pursuing a major or minor in physics and who exhibits virtues of the intellect and of character.

Pre-Law Scholarship: Haley Olson
Awarded to qualified junior or senior pre-law students as a way to recognize their academic and co-curricular achievements, as well as to financially support them in preparation for eventual law school studies and future careers as attorneys.

Servant Leader in Psychology Scholarship: Jacqueline Farias
Awarded to a psychology major who has demonstrated Christ-centered servant leadership in WLC-sponsored service projects and is an active participant in WLC Psycho-Social Club. 

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology: McKenna Kietze, Kylie Ensley, Brianna Kroll, Lydia Nelson, Madeleine O'Keefe, Eric Rodell, Yazmin Rodriguez, Haley Siwy, Vanessa Tharman, Elaina Wilson
Presented to a psychology major or minor who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement in psychology and a commitment to psychological science and Christian service.

Sport & Exercise Science Scholarship RecipientsDolores E. Rudolph Endowed Scholarship: Lexi Martin, Emily Vandiver, Carlito Johnson
Awarded to a sophomore or junior who has declared a sport and exercise science major, has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and has shown commitment in the classroom. 

Meyer Family Scholarship: John Rolsma
Awarded to a sophomore or junior who has maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, has declared either a coaching minor or sport and exercise science major, and has displayed excellence in either of these academic areas. 

Ray and Denise Terrell Scholarship: Rianna Schultz
Awarded to a declared sport and exercise science major. The candidate must be a sophomore or junior and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Jan Nelson Gompper Award for Excellence in Theatre Performance: Brianna Neuberger
Presented to a graduating theatre major who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to his or her development as an actor through a professional approach in the classroom, rehearsals, and performances; with self-motivation pushing creativity, taking risks, and exhibiting a visible Christian character.

Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts: Hannah Centinario
Presented to a graduating theatre major who has demonstrated and developed a voracious appetite for multiple areas of theatre knowledge and experience and a driving desire for inquiry and exploration, and whose contribution to activities in the classroom, studio, shop, and stage has been exemplary.

Roger Fleming Senior Scholar Athlete Award: Jenna Charron, Trevor Stiede
Presented to a graduating senior who over at least seven semesters has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4, earned at least two varsity letters in a specific sport, and demonstrated Christian leadership on campus.

Christian Leadership Certificate: Jenna Bednar, Amelia Bock, Jenna Charron, Isaac Ganoung, Brevin Jegerlehner, Reidun Meier, Grace Melso, Melanie Rock, Simeon Schult, Brandon Schultz, Hans Schultz
Awarded to graduating seniors who successfully completed the Christian Leadership Certificate Program, recognizing their commitment to Christian servant leadership with excellence.

Sharon A. Schoeneck Christian Women's Leadership Scholarship: Kaylee Mattek
Awarded to acknowledge, encourage, and promote the tremendous talents of our young Christian women.

WLC Alumni Scholarship: James Biedenbender
Presented to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, and Christian character.

Gary and Sandra Greenfield Christian Leadership Scholarship: James Biedenbender, Katie Brown, Kaylee Cadeau
Presented to a student who has displayed exemplary Christian leadership, as demonstrated to us by the college's first full-time president and his wife.

Student Commencement Speaker: Grace Stroh
Nominated by the faculty and chosen by classmates.