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April 26, 2006
Contact: Janis Hutchison, University Women’s Club scholarship chair, (785) 842-6131.

University Women’s Club awards six scholarships to KU women

LAWRENCE — Six women students at the University of Kansas have received scholarships worth $1,200 each for the 2006-07 academic year from the University Women’s Club.

Scholarship winners, who were chosen based on need, academic achievement and community service, were honored at a luncheon April 6 in the Kansas Union. Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, senior vice provost for academic affairs and professor of psychology, addressed the honorees and their families, club members and guests.

Founded in 1900, the University Women’s Club has given about $80,000 in scholarships to KU women undergraduate and graduate students since 1915, making it the longest continuous scholarship-awarding unit at KU. Gwen Dobson is president of the organization whose members are current or former full-time KU faculty and staff members or faculty and staff spouses. Janis Hutchison chairs the club’s scholarship committee.

Recipients are listed below by hometown, major, parents (when available) and high school or undergraduate degree.

From Wakefield
Cayla Jo Witty, senior in history of art, daughter of Ben and Janita Witty; Wakefield High School.

From Lawrence
Laura Burrows, doctoral student in educational policy and leadership; bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

From Lake Quivira
Shannon Portillo, master’s degree student in American studies and doctoral student in public administration, daughter of Jerry and Jo Portillo; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and KU bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies.

From Wichita (ZIP 67204)
Brittany Bradley, senior in psychology and theatre and film, daughter of Dean Bradley; Wichita High School Northwest.

From Grand Junction
Monique Fees, master’s and doctoral student in speech-language pathology; bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

From Omaha
Kayce Seidl, senior in microbiology, daughter of Steven and Sherry Seidl; Millard West High School.


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