Congratulations to the Management Women 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

As an eighth grader, Alexis Abel set a goal that she would, in some way, change the world.  A senior at Bay Port High School, she has taken steps through her academic and extracurricular activities to help her achieve this goal.  Alexis chose to work towards a full International Baccalaureate diploma, because it was a more difficult student-driven program. She has maintained a 4.408 GPA and will graduate as valedictorian of her class. Alexis has completed over 550 service hours, primarily working with children, as an assistant coach of a track team, director of the children’s choir at St. John the Baptist Parish, and the junior director of a play.  In addition, she is a member of Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and acted as a freshman mentor. Alexis also served as the student representative to the religious education program and the youth board facilitator at her church and has participated in summer mission trips. Next year, she plans to attend UW-Madison, where she will pursue a degree in biology for pre-medicine and then go on to medical school to become a neurologist or a neurosurgeon.

Mia Flynn, a senior at Bay Port High School, was inspired to pursue a career in the medical field after she lost her father to cancer when she was in elementary school.  As a middle school student, Mia overcame her shyness and joined a leadership- based club called Peers on Problem Solving, which helped her realize that she wanted to spend her life helping others. At Bay Port, she set a goal to take on leadership roles in all of the activities she was involved in.  Mia was a member of Student Council all four years, including serving as vice president her senior year. In addition, she was a member of National Honor Society, DECA, and the varsity swim team, an editor of the yearbook, and was teaching assistant for Spanish classes. Mia participated in the CNA program through Bellin College, coordinated the school blood drives, and worked part-time, while maintaining a 3.71 GPA.  This fall, she will attend UW-Madison, majoring in nursing, specializing in family sciences. Mia plans to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner.

Anna Gulan believes that it is our experiences and interactions that define us.  A senior at Bay Port High School, she has taken a wide range of classes from engineering to AP Art and has earned a 4.25 GPA.  Anna was eager to take on leadership roles. As a sophomore, she was elected captain of the varsity soccer team, a position she held for three years.  She was a member of National Honor Society, Youth Service Club, Chemistry Club, Women in STEM, and Math Club. Anna was also Senior Class Vice President and a freshmen mentor, and she participated in club soccer, varsity cross country, the Olympic Development Program, and two service trips.  Next year, she will attend Michigan Technological University to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. She will major in mechanical engineering while minoring in aerospace engineering. Anna plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and then go on to receive a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. She will also be a member of the women’s soccer team.

Savannah Huben is graduating from Bay Port High School where she was a four-time state athlete in cross country and a two-time state athlete in track.  Savannah says she has had a deep connection with running for as long as she can remember. She has used her skills to teach a summer school class called “Distance and Fitness” for students in the Howard-Suamico School District.  She has also helped students at Lineville Intermediate School learn more about running. Savannah is also very active in her church, where she has participated in four mission trips and is a catechist aide. She is a member of National Honor Society, the Hearts Open and Praying Club, and has maintained a 4.053 GPA.  In addition, Savannah is the editor of the yearbook, a resource mentor, and the captain of both the cross country and track teams. This fall, she will attend the University of Indianapolis, where she will combine her passions of running and helping others to pursue a degree in physical therapy. She has been accepted into a direct admission six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

A graduate of Notre Dame Academy and UW-Madison, Stacey Kegel is currently a first-year student in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program.  In addition to managing a rigorous course load, she is an active participant in several organizations that advocate for her program and the PA profession.  These include Silver Society (the UC student chapter of the American Academy of PAs) and the Colorado Academy of PAs. Stacey was also elected by her classmates to represent the PA program in the Student Senate.  During her four years at UW-Madison, Stacey worked at the UW Carbone Cancer Center doing prostate cancer drug development research. She is a published author, co-authoring a piece in the Prostate Journal. After college graduation, Stacey did a two-year internship at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, spent two months volunteering in Sierra Leone, and was a medical scribe in the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital. Upon completion of her three-year PA program, she looks forward to providing services to medically underserved communities.

Growing up in Greenleaf, Marisa Klister was involved in 4-H, showing cattle at the county, state and national level.  Upon graduation from high school, she made the decision to attend UW-Madison, majoring in dairy science, with the hope of going on to veterinary school.  After her freshman year in college, Marisa applied to the FAVeMeds Scholar Program, which allows accepted students to attend vet school after only three years of undergraduate study.  Marisa is required to maintain a 3.5 GPA while talking all of the classes necessary for admission into vet school. She has been on the Dean’s List all five semesters at UW-Madison, has amassed almost 300 shadowing hours with a large animal vet, and has participated in research on campus.  Marisa has been involved with many clubs including the Association of Women in Agriculture and the Badger Dairy Club. She also served as Business Chair for the World Dairy Expo.Marisa will attend vet school for the next for years, studying to become a large animal veterinarian specializing in agricultural production animals. She hopes to focus on calf care.

Sarah Mueller was able to overcome perfectionism regarding her physical appearance and weight to pursue the goals that make her happy and positively impact the people around her.  A graduate of St. Norbert College, Sarah is attending Marquette University Law School. Prior to beginning law school, she worked as a personal banker at Nicolet National Bank. Sarah also served as an intern for the Brown County Circuit Court, the U. S. Department of Commerce, and the Brown County District Attorney’s Office.In addition, she was the Treasurer/Secretary of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and a member of Pi Sigma Iota Spanish Honor Society, is active in the Association of Women Lawyers and The Federalist Society, and volunteers for the Bankruptcy Pro Se Help Desk. She was on the Dean’s List her first semester with a 4.0 GPA and received CALI (highest grade) awards for her Torts and Legal Analysis Writing and Research classes.  Sarah hopes to become a business attorney, helping small business owners achieve their goals.

Margaret Murphy is currently attending UW-Madison, where she is majoring in biochemistry and minoring in business.  Over the years, Margaret found she was drawn to both science and business classes. At Bay Port High School, her multiple interests inspired her to get involved in a wide variety of organizations and activities including National Honor Society, Student Council, DECA, and Chemistry Club. She also served as the editor of the yearbook and the captain of the swim team.  Margaret was a state qualifier in DECA all for years. Her participation in DECA introduced her to the versatility of business in possible occupations, which has strongly influenced her future career path. At UW-Madison, she is a member of the College of Letters & Science Honors Program and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has a 3.625 GPA. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Margaret plans to pursue further education and attend either graduate school or medical school.

Emily Seidl is a senior at Notre Dame Academy.  She says her involvement in a wide variety of activities while maintaining a 4.0 GPA has taught her valuable leadership and time management skills.  Emily is a member of National Honor Society, Medicine, Health & Society Club, Astra Service Club, Drama Club, and the tennis team. She participates in jazz band and the Tritones singing group and was selected for the leadership roles of drum major and choir leader.  Emily also performed in the NDA musicals all four years, earning a lead role in the recent production of The Addams Family.  She is a choir member and altar server at St. John the Baptist Church, volunteered as a teacher assistant in a 4K classroom, and has traveled on mission trips to Costa Rica and Canton, Mississippi.  This fall, Emily will attend Marquette University where she plans to double major in science and Spanish and continue to pursue her passion for music. She also hopes to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country.   

Tatum Vannieuwenhoven says that for as long as she can remember, she has wanted to be a teacher. Throughout high school, she maintained a 4.05 GPA while taking challenging courses, participating in a variety of activities, and working three jobs. Tatum’s positions with the YMCA, Pulaski School District summer school program, and Royal Montessori School, have taught her leadership skills and how to work independently and be responsible and professional.  At St. Norbert College, she is a member of SNC Aspiring Educators, SNC Untouchables, and SNC Hand Speak Sign Language Club and has achieved a 3.75 GPA. Her parents’ involvement has also inspired her to give back to the community. Tatum volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club After School Program, is a Red Cross blood donor, and sings in the choir at her home parish and at Old St. Joe’s Church at St. Norbert.  Tatum plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in education at St. Norbert and continue on to obtain a master’s degree, with the long term goal of becoming a school principal. 

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