Seventeen business students selected for scholarships

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KALAMAZOO--Seventeen Western Michigan University business students have received scholarships in recognition of their outstanding character and academic excellence.

The scholarships were awarded for the 2012-13 academic year and range from $775 to $2,600. The recipients were selected by a committee in WMU's Haworth College of Business. The awards were announced in April during the business college's annual spring banquet.

2012-13 business scholarship recipients

  • Bryanna S. Bland, a sophomore majoring in computer information systems and sociology, received the $2,000 Dr. Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship, named in memory of Branchaw, who was a WMU professor of business information systems. Bland, of Detroit, is a graduate of Highland Park Community High School.
  • Yujing Geng, a junior majoring in computer information systems, received a $2,000 Dr. Bernadine P. Branchaw Scholarship, named in memory of Branchaw, who was a WMU professor of business information systems. Geng, of Kalamazoo, is a graduate of Harbin Public Nursing School in Harbin, China.
  • Jillian Anne Gralewski, a senior majoring in sales and business marketing, received the $2,000 William T. and Terri L. Sturtevant Business Scholarship. Gralewski, of Clinton Township, Mich., is a graduate of Chippewa Valley High School.
  • Laura M. Haines, a sophomore majoring in integrated supply management, received a $2,000 Alfred Pugno Business Scholarship, named for a Fremont, Mich., businessman and the first president of the WMU Alumni Association. Haines, of Muskegon, Mich., is a graduate of Mona Shores High School.
  • Arton Jonuzi, a junior majoring in accountancy, received the $2,000 Robert A. Welborn Scholarship, named for the late state Sen. Robert Welborn. Jonuzi, of Brownstown, Mich., is a graduate of Woodhaven High School.
  • Kameron L. Kampen, a junior majoring in sales and business marketing, received the $2,000 William T. and Terri L. Sturtevant Business Scholarship. Kampen, of Kalamazoo, is a graduate of Comstock High School.
  • Catherine Koh, a recent WMU graduate, was the recipient of the $1,000 Dr. Arnold E. and Rosanne Schneider Award, an award that goes to the top female graduate with the highest grade point average. Koh, of Selangor, Malaysia, earned her bachelor's degree in April with a 4.0 grade point average.
  • Dennis Mauwa, a junior majoring in integrated supply management, received a $2,000 Alfred Pugno Business Scholarship, named for a Fremont, Mich., businessman and the first president of the WMU Alumni Association. Mauwa, of Kalamazoo, is a graduate of Phwezi Boys Secondary School in Malwai, Central Africa.
  • Andrea R. McHenry, a junior majoring in integrated supply management, received the $2,000 Norman Clark Perkins Memorial Business Scholarship, an award given to a student who demonstrates significant academic excellence. McHenry, of Medina, Ohio, is a graduate of Medina High School.
  • Jennifer L. Montini, of Stevensville, Mich., is a senior majoring in accountancy. She received a $2,600 Haworth College of Business Achievement Award. It is given to a student in the College who demonstrates significant academic talent as well as engagement in extracurricular activities. It is supported by donations from WMU staff, faculty and alumni.
  • Sean P. Nicholl, a junior majoring in finance, received the $2,000 Norman Clark Perkins Memorial Business Scholarship. Nicholl, of Manitou Beach, Mich., is a graduate of Addison High School.
  • Giovanni A. Roberto, a senior majoring in management, received a $2,000 Friends of David Luce Memorial Scholarship. Roberto, of West Branch, Mich., is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School.
  • Quinn Sheridan, a freshman majoring in telecommunications and information management, received the $2,000 Patricia Trainor Distinguished Student Scholarship, an award for an incoming freshmen or transfer student of distinction based on academic achievement, awards, and leadership qualities. Sheridan, of Chicago, is a graduate of Mount Carmel High School.
  • Felix Sithiphone, a senior majoring in accountancy, received the $2,000 Robert A. Welborn Scholarship, named for the late state Sen. Robert Welborn. Sithiphone, of Holland, Mich., is a graduate of West Ottawa High School.
  • Eric Twiest, a graduate student from Walker, Mich., received a $1,000 Haworth College of Business Dean Arnold E. Schneider MBA Founders Award. Twiest earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from Grand Valley State University in 2007.
  • Ashley K. Vanderboegh, a junior majoring in advertising and promotion, received a $775 Michael Kellay Memorial Scholarship. Vanderboegh, of Twin Lake, Mich., is a graduate of Western Michigan High School.
  • Anndreisha Williams, a junior majoring in accountancy, received a $2,500 Kalamazoo Gazette Scholarship. Williams, of Kentwood, Mich., is a graduate of East Kentwood High School.