KU News Release
Contact: Tammy Steeples, University Women’s Club, (785) 842-7491.
University Women’s Club to award $7,500 in scholarships to six KU students April 3
LAWRENCE — Six women students at the University of Kansas have received scholarships worth $1,250 each for the 2008-09 academic year from the University Women’s Club.
Scholarship winners, who were chosen based on academic achievement, community service and need, will be honored at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Malott Room in the Kansas Union. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere will address the honorees, club members and guests.
“They are six out of 49 outstanding women students at KU who applied this year,” said Tammy Steeples, president-elect of the University Women’s Club and chair of its scholarship committee. “The committee had a very difficult time making their decision after extensive deliberation and two days of interviewing.”
Founded in 1900, the University Women’s Club has given about $90,000 in scholarships to KU women undergraduate and graduate students since 1915, making it the longest continuous scholarship-awarding unit at KU. Members are current or former full-time faculty or staff or the spouses of faculty or staff at KU or other institutions of higher education. Barbara Schowen, professor emerita of chemistry, is president of the organization.
Recipients are listed below by hometown, major, level in school, parents’ names (when available) and previous school attended.
From Lawrence 66046 and Carnegie, Okla.
Darryl Monteau, master’s student in indigenous nations studies and higher education administration, daughter of Burgess and Millicent Tapedo; bachelor’s degree in American studies from Haskell Indian Nations University; Carnegie High School, Carnegie, Okla. She is a member of the Kiowa Nation. She and her husband, Maurice Monteau, have one daughter, Mia, 12.
From Circleville 66416
RaeAnn Anderson, senior in psychology and religious studies, daughter of David and Sara Anderson; Jackson Heights High School, Holton.
From Wichita 67203
Emily Reimer, junior in architectural engineering, daughter of Jill Lokke; Northeast Magnet School, Wichita.
From Kansas City 64152
Lindsey Feitz, doctoral student in American studies researching relationships among transnational advertising, American nationalism, consumer culture and feminist theory; master’s degree in American studies from KU, summer 2006; bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Drury University, Springfield, Mo.; North Kansas City High School, Kansas City, Mo.
From Carnegie 73015 and Lawrence, Kan.
Darryl Monteau. See DOUGLAS COUNTY
AUSTRALIA and UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Andrea Crowther, doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology researching the taxonomy of sea anemones, daughter of Richard and Charmaine Crowther; honors degree in the study of tube anemones; bachelor’s degree in zoology and marine biology from the University of Queensland; graduate certificate in environmental management from Griffith University in Brisbane; Ipswich Girls Grammar School, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Sandra Ristovska, junior in theatre and film, daughter of Trajce and Snezana Ristovska; Nova International School/Orce Nikolav Gymnasia.
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