Adult students honored with scholarships and awards

A total of 24 UW-Madison nontraditional and returning adult students will be honored April 24 with scholarships having a total value of $70,000.

Students, families, friends, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the awards reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Union South. The reception and the scholarships are coordinated by UW-Madison Continuing Studies, Adult Career and Special Student Services.

The two students who will be honored with Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Awards this year are Janet Moore of McFarland, a double major in art and environmental studies; and Jessie Otradovec of Madison who is a triple major in physics, mathematics, and astronomy.

This award recognizes returning adult undergraduates for their exceptional determination, perseverance, and contributions to the community.

Four award finalists also will receive financial awards. They are: Jacek Kraszewski, Margarita Northrop, Daniel Ramirez, and Debra Westby, Nine additional nominees will be recognized.

The following will be awarded scholarships specifically designated for nontraditional and returning adult students:

Alma Baron Second Chance for Women Scholarship

Trish O’Kane

Angela Wellman

American Association of University Women−Madison Branch Scholarship

Zalei Lewis

Joe Corry and Barbara Weston Corry Scholarship

Bethany Taylor

Stuart Daily Seeds of Learning Scholarship

Kristine Harrison

Nancy W. Denney Memorial Scholarship

Erinn Brogley

Ekaterina Likness

Bernice D. Kuney Scholarship

Pamela Dorton

Camilla Vargas

PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) Scholarship

Jafar Ahmed

Sagashus Levingston

William Pennant

University League Scholarship

Debra Dawidziak

Cynthia McCreary Holbrook Youmans University League Scholarship

LèAndrea Vernon

Bernard Osher Reentry Scholarship

Dustin Bolduan                       Dustin Mason

Jonathan Cain                        Lawrence Muffuh

Pavels Curins                         Tara Rossman

Jessica Evans                        Daniel Stien

Billie Kelsey                            Anthony Ward

For more information about UW-Madison Continuing Studies’ services for returning adult and other nontraditional students, click here.