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WITC students receive Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarships

WITC-Rice Lake Wisconsin Women in Government Scholars Lisa Egbert, left, and Angela Loughan.

(10/6/11): The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) announced the selection of WITC-Rice Lake students Angela Loughan and Lisa Egbert as WWIG Undergraduate Scholars, each receiving a scholarship in the amount of $3000.  The scholarship program was created to inspire young women to pursue careers in public service, public administration and government relations. Applications were open to students at all Wisconsin two- and four-year colleges and six scholarships were awarded statewide.

“What a wonderful honor for Lisa and Angela,” said Craig Fowler, WITC-Rice Lake Campus Administrator.  “These two individuals are dedicated students, both inside and outside of the classroom, and are very deserving of this prestigious scholarship.  I would like to thank the WWIG organization for their work and for recognizing the achievements of these WITC students.”

Angela Lougan, a student in the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement program, grew up in Eau Claire and now resides in Rice Lake. She has taken on added responsibilities as president of the campus Criminal Justice Club and as a representative of WITC at the Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education Legislative Seminar in Madison last April. Loughan will graduate in May, 2012.

“Lougan is one of the top students in the program and a group leader that others look to for advice and counsel,” wrote Steve Page, Associate Dean-Criminal Justice, in his scholarship recommendation. “She has volunteered for many activities outside the classroom with law enforcement agencies and social service groups and many have had positive comments about her conduct and work ethic.”

Lisa Egbert of Shell Lake will graduate next spring with two associate degrees in Medical Administrative Specialist and Administrative Professional, as well as a Computerized Accounting Certificate. Her goal is to work as an office manager in a health facility. She was selected as the WITC district student ambassador last spring, her duties including promoting the advantages of a technical school education and networking at fundraising events.

In his recommendation for Egbert’s scholarship application, Todd Solberg, Student Services Director, said, “I have been an educator for more than 23 years and I have rarely witnessed a person with such drive and accomplishment. Lisa has the wisdom of a person twice her age, the energy of someone half her age and has a set direction for her life after college.” 

Lougan and Egbert will be recognized at the Wisconsin Women in Government Annual Banquet in Madison next spring. The event features a nationally known speaker and attracts more than 900 attendees.