WITC students receive Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarships
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.