Students receive scholarships at COBL awards ceremony
05/13/2004

Numerous Fort Hays State University students were awarded scholarships April 29 at the College of Business and Leadership's Award Ceremony for the 2004-2005 academic year.

A $1,000 Brungardt Hower Ward Elliot and Pfeifer Scholarship was awarded to Janney Duncan, Dodge City graduate student; Shannon Hort, Garden City graduate student; and Brandi Nyhoff, Glen Elder graduate student. Recipients of this scholarship should be graduate students pursuing an MBA (accounting major) with a minimum 3.2 GPA (3.5 in accounting).

A $5,000 Graduate Assistantship/MBA Award was given to Lori Hughes, Concordia graduate student; Pod Lirapirom, Claflin graduate student; and Clint Myers, Dodge City senior.

A $5,000 Graduate Assistantship/MLS Scholarship was given to Justin Greenleaf, Greensburg graduate student, and Kelley Kuhlmann, Dodge City senior, who also received a $600 Commerce Bank Scholarship.

A $1,500 Kansas CPA Graduate scholarship was given to Nyhoff.

The $1,000 Schwaller Award -- given in memory of Henry Schwaller III and to honor the Schwaller family -- was presented to Robert Lloyd, Clay Center senior. Recipients of this award must be seniors graduating from the FHSU College of Business and Leadership who are enrolled in the master's of business administration program for the following fall semester.

College of Business and Leadership Scholarships, $500 awards, were given to John Dobson, McPherson junior, who also received a $1,000 Department of Management and Marketing Scholarship; Thomas Goodwin, Holdrege, NE, sophomore; Danielle Kenney, Plainville junior; Joshua McMahan, Clay Center junior; Kasiah Nichols, Winona sophomore; Elizabeth Pauls, Glasco junior; Kelli Ubelaker, Osborne sophomore; Devin Weis, Osborne junior; and Kristin Wolf, Hays sophomore. Weis was also awarded the $400 Dan Rupp Memorial Scholarship -- honoring Rupp, former professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education. Recipients of the Rupp Memorial Scholarship must be College of Business and Leadership majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have taken Principles of Economics Micro and Principles of Economics Macro at FHSU and received an A or B grade in each. Preference will be given to graduates of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. Weis also received a $500 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Scholarship. Pauls was also awarded a $400 Dorothy L. Bischof Fund Scholarship. Recipients of the Bischof Scholarship must be business administration majors, preferably with an interest in investments.

The $600 Scott and Rita Harmon Scholarship was given to Andrea Thomsen, Superior, NE, junior. Recipients must major in any of the four-year business programs.

A $500 High Plains Farm Credit Scholarship was given to Jeff Bieker, Hays junior.

A $500 Kansas Farm Credit Scholarship was given to Brad Zimmerman, Grainfield sophomore, who was also awarded a $500 KOCH Industries Inc. College of Business and Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship must be majors in management, marketing, accounting, computer information systems or finance who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and are actively involved in business organizations. Zimmerman also received a $500 Farmers Alliance Scholarship. Recipients of this award must be a junior who has declared major in Computer Information Systems and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

The $350 Ruthetta Krause Award was given to Shannon Ellenberger, Phillipsburg sophomore, and Steven Kingsbury, Dorrance junior. The Krause Scholarship is awarded to students studying in the College of Business and Leadership.

Two William E. Lusk Awards, which cover an entire semester's tuition, were given, one to Kaleen Braun, Hays junior, and another to Danyel Davis, Ebson junior. Recipients of Lusk Scholarships must be majors in the College of Business and Leadership. Braun also received a $500 Emprise Bank/Computer Information Systems Scholarship. Recipients of the Emprise CIS Scholarship must be juniors majoring in computer and information systems with a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.0 in the major) and who are Kansas residents. Preference is given to graduates of Hays High School and Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. Braun also received a $500 Insurance Planning Scholarship and a $500 Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship.

A $1,000 Jack and Peggy McCullick scholarship was given to Kim Schmidt, WaKeeney junior. Recipients of this scholarship must be College of Business and Leadership juniors or seniors majoring in computer information systems, accounting or finance who have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

William C. and Carolyn Miller Scholarships, $500 each, were awarded to Sarah Braun, Hays senior; Diana Holopirek, Timken senior; and Kenneth Osuwah, Lagos, Nigeria. Recipients must be majors in the College of Business and Leadership. Osuwah was also awarded a $500 Department of Accounting and Information Systems/Accounting Scholarship and a full year's in-state tuition from the Andrew Gottschalk Economics-Finance Scholarship Fund.

Holopirek also received a $500 American Express Financial Planning Scholarship. The recipient must be Financial Planning major who has completed nine hours of finance classes numbered above 300 before applying for scholarship and must have a least a 3.5 GPA for all finance classes.

A $250 Northwest Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship was awarded to Alan Burton, Russell junior. Recipients of the NWK Insurance Scholarship must be majors in the College of Business and Leadership who are residents of Rooks, Ellis, Trego, Russell or Osborne counties.

Payless ShoeSource Scholarships, $500 each, were awarded to Erin Butts, Kearney sophomore; Cole Engel, Hays sophomore; Amber Kuhlmann, Smith Center junior; and Kim Schmidt, WaKeeney junior. Recipients of the Payless Scholarship must be juniors or seniors in the College of Business and Leadership with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Four $500 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarships were awarded to Kayla Harry, Colby senior; Shannon Harter, Colby senior; Christopher McKenna, Jennings sophomore; and Ben Rhodes, Jennings sophomore. Recipients of the Sproul Scholarship must be enrolled in the Business Department, with preference given to graduates of Norton, Decatur or Thomas County high schools. Harter was also awarded a $500 Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Scholarship.

The $225 Leonard and Ethel Thompson Scholarship was given to Trent Gottschalk, Logan senior. Recipients of the Thompson Business Scholarship must be juniors or seniors who have taken at least 20 hours of business courses and earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in those courses.

A $200 Accounting Club scholarship was given to Pamela Olson, Hays senior. Recipients of the Accounting Club Scholarship must be members of the Accounting Club who are undergraduate accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Olson was also awarded the $200 Arthur E. Andersen Accounting Scholarship. Recipients of the Andersen Accounting Scholarship must be full-time seniors who have completed at least 18 hours of accounting courses and who are pursuing a career in public accounting. She also received a $500 Lindburg and Vogel Accounting Scholarship. Recipients of the Lindburg-Vogel Scholarship must be accounting majors with a minimum of 18 hours in accounting, a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.2 in accounting) and a career interest in public accounting.

Three $1,500 Accounting/Special Donations Scholarship were awarded: to Seth Albin, Quinter junior; Amanda Breese, Hutchinson senior; and Brandon Elder, Elkhart junior.

Two $500 Adams Brown Beran and Ball Scholarships were awarded, one to Harter and another to Trina Swart, Marysville junior. Recipients of the Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Scholarship must be senior accounting majors or graduate students with an accounting emphasis who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.2 in accounting). Swart also received a $500 Department of Accounting and Information Systems/Accounting Scholarship.

A $1,000 Baird Kurtz Dobson Accounting Scholarship was given to Erin Herrmann, Ford senior, and Alicia Lock, Wallace senior. Preference for this scholarship is given to full-time students majoring in accounting with a minimum 3.0 GPA in both their major and overall and who are within one year of graduation. Students must also be eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation.

Department of Accounting and Information Systems/Accounting Scholarships, $500 each, were awarded to Michelle Deighton, Macksville senior; Jeffery Reece, Larned junior; Meagan Schmidtberger, Victoria junior; Sara Weinhold, Wilson junior; Osuwah; and Swart. Recipients of this award must be a sophomore, have at least a 2.75 GPA and must be currently majoring in Business Communications, Information Systems Administration, Computer Information Systems, Office Technology, Business Education and Accounting.

The $500 Larry Grimsley Scholarship was awarded to Mark Murphy, WaKeeney junior.

The $1,250 Kansas CPA Undergraduate Scholarship was given to Alan Burton, Russell junior.

Two $1,250 Keller and Miller Accounting Scholarships were awarded: to Miranda Bloesser, Elkhart senior, and Sarah Feldt, Dodge City senior.

The $1,000 Kennedy and Coe Scholarship was awarded to Anna Debes, Hays senior. Recipients of the Kennedy and Coe Scholarship should be upper-division or graduate accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.2 in accounting).

The $500 KOCH Industries Inc. Accounting Scholarship was given to Travish Marshall, Tipton sophomore. Recipients of the Koch Accounting Scholarship must be full-time sophomore accounting majors who have completed at least nine hours of accounting, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are actively involved in business organizations. Marshall also received a $500 Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship.

A $250 Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Little Accounting Scholarship was awarded to Anna Debes, Hays senior. Recipients of the Little Scholarship must have completed at least 12 credit hours in accounting with A and B grades, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and must be declared accounting majors preparing for a career as a CPA.

A $1,000 Mapes and Miller CPAs Accounting Scholarship was awarded to Lacy Wolters, Ludell senior. Recipients of the Mapes-Miller Scholarship must have declared an intent to pursue a master's of accountancy, an MBA with concentration in accounting or a double major to accrue 150 hours with a concentration in accounting. Wolters also received a $500 Economics and Finance Alumni and Friends Scholarship.

Business Education Scholarships, $250 awards, were given to Lyndsey Schaffer, Dodge City senior; Shawn Steiner, Claflin senior; and Jesse West, Osborne senior.

The 2004 NBEA Award of Merit was presented to Christopher Battin, Ulysses special student.

A $500 Data Center Inc. Scholarship was awarded to Andrea Thomsen, Superior, NE, junior. Recipients of the Data Center Scholarship must be junior or senior majors in computer information systems with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

A $750 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Scholarship was awarded to Melinda Bock, Cawker City sophomore.

A $500 Department of AIS Scholarship was awarded to Tom Goodwin, Holdrege, NE, sophomore; Nick Haase, Wichita sophomore; Jeffrey Mayo, Hays junior; and Weis. Nicole Stremel, Hays junior, received a $300 Department of AIS Scholarship. Recipients of this award must have at least 2.75 GPA and must be currently majoring in Business Communications, Information Systems Administration, Computer Information Systems, Office Technology, Business Education and Accounting. Mayo also received a $500 Farmers Alliance Scholarship.

Haase also received a $500 KOCH Industries Inc./Computer Information Systems Scholarship. Recipients of the Koch CIS Scholarship must be majors in computer and information systems with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are actively involved in business organizations.

Two $375 Golden Plains Credit Union Scholarships were given, to Robert McVey, Peabody junior, and Candace Moeder, Ellinwood sophomore. Recipients of the Golden Plains Scholarship must be juniors or seniors in the Department of Computer and Information Systems. Preference will be given to students who are members of a credit union.

A $150 James Woodmansee Hutchinson Scholarship was given to Alisha Heinz, Fowler freshman. Recipients of the James Hutchinson Scholarship must be incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are studying computer information systems.

The $500 Jack Logan Scholarship was awarded to Ryan Descemo, Great Bend senior. Recipients of the Logan Scholarship must be computer information systems majors with one year or less of undergraduate work remaining.

The $500 John and Nancy Francis Scholarship was awarded to Steven Kingsbury, Dorrance junior. Recipients of this award must be a finance major who has completed ECFI 201 and/or ECFI 202 with an "A" or "B."

The $500 Insurance Planning Inc. Scholarship was awarded to Jenna Schroeder, Tipton freshman.

The $500 Peier Family Scholarship was awarded to Jill Kruse, Bremen senior.

The $500 Robert S. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Bobbi Urban, Hays sophomore. Of the four Armstrong Memorial Scholarships, at least one will be to an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi, another to a management major. Recipients should maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be College of Business and Leadership majors.

Three $1,000 Robert S. and Elizabeth W. Armstrong Scholarships were awarded: to Megan Haeks, Almena junior; Christina Hefner, Winona sophomore; and Rodney Solko, Oberlin junior. Recipients of the Robert and Elizabeth Armstrong Scholarship must be undergraduate students in business administration. Hefner also received a $600 Commerce Bank Scholarship and a $500 Insurance Planning Inc. Scholarship.

Five of the $600 Commerce Bank Scholarship was awarded: to Tomoya Ando, Mason City, Iowa, sophomore; Maria Hammeke, Ellinwood junior; Nathan Most, Ludell freshman; Hefner; and Kuhlmann. Recipients of the Commerce Bank Scholarship must be business administration majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Three $1,000 Department of Management and Marketing Scholarship was awarded to Chris Broeckelman, Selden senior; Kelli Ubelaker, Osborne sophomore; and Dobson.

The $400 Deana G. Elston-Rupp Scholarship was given to Jay Reid, Brewster senior. Recipients of the Elston-Rupp Scholarship must be juniors, seniors or graduate students who are business administration majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Reid also received a $500 Emprise Bank/Marketing Scholarship. Recipients of the Emprise Marketing Scholarship must be junior marketing majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to graduates of Hays High School and Thomas More Prep-Marian High School.

The $500 Emprise Bank/Management Scholarship was awarded to Derrick Stephens, Hays junior. Recipients of the Emprise Management Scholarship must be junior business administration majors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are enrolled in the Production and Operations Management course.

The $500 Keith and Donna Tully Scholarship was awarded to Ashley Goering, Cimarron sophomore. Recipients of the Tully Scholarship must be business majors who graduated from a Southwest Kansas high school, who are at the beginning of the third year of college (fifth semester) and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all business classes. Preference is given to graduates from Dodge City Community College.


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