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Political science department awards scholarships

August 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.

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