WMU News

WMU senior wins five-state scholarship competition

Feb. 7, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Beth Ann Berry, a Western Michigan University senior from South Lyon, Mich., has won the Joseph D. Giampapa Scholarship for Student Leaders, awarded by the National Association for Campus Activities.

The scholarship, a $300 cash award, is presented to one undergraduate student from universities in the NACA Mid-America Region, which includes Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Applicants are judged on the relative merits of their resumes, including service in significant leadership positions on their campuses, significant contributions to their campus communities and demonstrated leadership skills and ability.

Berry, who expects to graduate in April with a major in advertising, is serving as president of WMU's Campus Activities Board for 2004-05. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association, the Advertising Club, the Student Leadership Team of WMU's vice president for student affairs, and she is a senator in WMU's student government.

Campus and community volunteer service for Berry includes Bronco Days, a WMU freshman orientation program; Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and Children and Family Services Adopt a Family. Berry has held paid leadership positions at WMU as student coordinator for the university's Centennial Homecoming celebration and as project assistant for WMU's new student information system.

Berry is a 2001 graduate of South Lyon High School. Her parents are Peggy and Dale Berry of South Lyon.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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