Political science department awards scholarshipsAugust 21, 2013
EAU CLAIRE — The department of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has awarded the following scholarships.
Two students received the 2012-13 Karl Andresen Scholarship Award; each received an award of $1,750. The award, established by the former students of Dr. Karl Andresen, professor emeritus of political science, recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and the promise of future academic achievements:
- Sarah E. Holm, a fall 2012 political science graduate from Elk Mound who now is attending the Hamline University School of Law.
- Nicholas Koerner, a spring 2013 political science graduate from Eau Claire, who will attend the University of Chicago this fall to pursue a master of arts degree in the social sciences.
Three students received the 2012-13 Karl Andresen Outstanding Political Science Paper Scholarship Award, also established by Andresen's former students:
- Kristi Breyfogle, a senior political science major from Lake City, Minn., was awarded $250 for her paper, "Peace in Russia Through Chechnya's Secession."
- Katharina Kant, a senior German major from Franksville, was awarded $150 for her paper, "Authoritarianism in Russia in Comparison to Communism in Cuba."
- Evan Langer, a senior political science major from Kewaunee, was awarded $100 for his paper, "The Closing Gap: The Russian Federation and the European Union."
The following criminal justice students also received $250 awards:
- Timothy Benway, a senior criminal justice major from Horicon, received the Eau Claire Professional Police Benevolent Association Criminal Justice Award.
- Alan Christian, a senior criminal justice major from Chippewa Falls, received the Madison Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Criminal Justice Award.
- Trenton Smith, a senior criminal justice major from La Crescent, Minn., received the Madison Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Criminal Justice Award.