VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver held the first annual scholarship luncheon Sept. 21, providing scholarship donors the opportunity to meet student recipients and hear from Campus Executive Officer and dean Hal Dengerink and associate dean Bruce Romanish. Romanish reported that 10 years ago scholarship support was $3,500. Today, support is more than $1.3 million in annual and endowed scholarship funds.

Nicole Farrell, a junior in business and recipient of three WSU Vancouver scholarships, represented her fellow students telling her personal story and thanking the donors for inspiring her to complete her education. She, like many of WSU Vancouver’s students, balances work, family and education.

WSU awarded 41 students scholarships for their studies at WSU Vancouver for the 2001-02 academic year. These scholarships are supported by private gifts to WSU Vancouver from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations. Individual scholarship awards range from $500-$3,500 for the year.

Those interested in supporting WSU Vancouver scholarships should contact the Office of Campus Advancement at 360/546-9600.

Scholarship recipients for the 2001-02 academic year include the following:

American Association of University Women
Marissa Chaco, Brush Prairie

Harold F. and Beatrice A. Boutwell Endowed Scholarship
Robert Rakoz, Vancouver and Melisa Woods, Longview

Brown-Neuberger Leadership Award
Renata Rhodes, Vancouver

Business Alumni Student Scholarship
Brandon Zarzana, Vancouver

Business Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Tamara Sweeney, Vancouver

Columbia Credit Union Scholarship
J. Alison Dezsofi, Vancouver and Lauren Taylor, Vancouver

Columbia Machine Scholarship
Todd Embree, Vancouver

Computer Science Scholarship
Seth Longmire, Vancouver

Dupar Foundation Business Scholarship
Kristen Lynch, Vancouver and Nicole Farrell, Amboy

Express Personnel Services Scholarship
Gary Lowe, Longview

Fire Systems West Scholarship
Kelly Rohling, Washougal

Glenn Terrell Endowed Scholarship
Jacob Hynning, Vancouver

Hewlett Packard Math, Science, Engineering and Teaching Scholarship
Jed Matson, Vancouver; Irina Razumovsky, Vancouver; and Melissa Waddle, Camas

L.M. Hidden Charitable Trust Scholarship
Omar Canaday, Battle Ground; Jeanne Fisher-McKee, Vancouver; Gary Lowe, Longview; Candice Rieger, Battle Ground; Steve Stalberger, Vancouver; Jordan Wilson, Brush Prairie

Lois McBride Hougan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Maria Godinez, Vancouver

Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship
Estella Strode, Longview

Luretta “Lou” Fairweather Memorial Scholarship
Kellia Brink, Woodland

Major James Allan Scholarship
Wayne Mesenbrink, Longview

Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Alissa Nichols, Vancouver

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Cheryl Russell, Vancouver

Riverview Community Bank Scholarship
Stacy Ihrig, Longview and Paris Powell-Smith, Woodland

Harvey A. Rubin and Gayle Dailey Rubin Endowed Scholarship
Laryn Dole, Washougal; Tasaday Mills, St. Helens, Oregon; Erin Rose,
Vancouver; and Robin Shanafelt, Vancouver

E. Faye Volker and George W. Volker Endowed Scholarship
Lissa Cassel, Vancouver; Tamara Clark, Vancouver; Nicole Farrell,
Amboy; and Lindsey Middlemas, Vancouver

Women In Action Scholarship
Nicole Farrell, Amboy