KU News Release

June 9, 2011
Contact: Sally Monahan Zogry, University Women's Club, 785-766-6637

Four students receive University Women’s Club scholarships

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LAWRENCE — Four students at the University of Kansas have received scholarships worth $2,000 each for the 2011-12 academic year from the University Women’s Club.

The recipients are

— Patricia “Trish” Baudino, a master’s student in the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program, specializing in museum studies, from Des Moines, Iowa
— Emily Brenney Kroska, a junior in psychology from Clive, Iowa
— Hannah Marie Hindman, a master’s student in architecture from St. Louis, Mo.
— Nicole McClure, a junior in biology and art from Topeka

They were chosen based on academic achievement, community service and need. The recipients were honored at an April luncheon. Mary Beth Petr, scholarship chair for the club, presented the scholarships.

Founded in 1900, the University Women’s Club has given about $90,000 in scholarships to female 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. Faith Greenwood is past president and Jerree Caitlin is president.

Descriptions of the recipients’ academic and community achievements are below.

From Topeka 66611
Nicole McClure is in her fourth year at KU, pursuing a dual degree in art, with a concentration in painting, and biology. Off campus, she spends time working on a tomato farm in Kansas City and playing intramural ultimate Frisbee and softball. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and attain a master’s in medical and biological illustration. She is the daughter of Anna McClure and a graduate of Topeka High School.

From Clive 50325
Emily Brenney Kroska is pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in social and behavioral sciences methodolgy. She is the undergraduate project leader on a psychology study that is examining the positive effects of participating in volunteer work. Also, she is an undergraduate intern for KU’s Center for Research Methods and Data Analyis. Kroska’s primary research interests include resilience, trauma, stress and coping. She is employed at the Professional Renewal Center in Lawrence and is in her fourth semester working as a writing consultant for the KU Writing Center. Off campus, she coaches a children’s soccer team through the Kaw Valley Soccer Association in Lawrence. After graduation, Kroska plans to enroll in a clinical psychology doctoral program to pursue a career as a professor and researcher in psychology. She is the daughter of Clive and Susan Kroska and a graduate of Waukee Community High School.

From Des Moines 50312
Patricia “Trish” Baudino is a first-year master’s student with a specialization in museum studies. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from the University of Iowa, Baudino pursued her love of museums. She was accepted into the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program at KU this year. Her focus is on the relationship between native nations and museums and the emerging area of tribal museums. She is the daughter of Kimberly Baudino and a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School.

From St. Louis 63128 and Atoka, Tenn.
Hannah Marie Hindman is a third-year student in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s master’s program. She is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, which she began in grade school. She is vice president of the architecture school’s student council and recently was named president of KU’s Racquetball Club. She is the daughter of Cynthia Gerontes of St. Louis, Mo., and Harold Hindman of Atoka, Tenn. She is a graduate of Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis.

From Atoka 38004 and St. Louis, Mo.
Hannah Marie Hindman. SEE MISSOURI.

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