|Biology hosts scholarship award ceremony May 4|
The biology department will host a scholarship award ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. Seventeen scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in biology as part of two UND alumni gifts. The biology department invites all members of the University community, along with friends and families of the recipients, to join us in this recognition of student achievement. Refreshments will follow.
Oshel/Whittaker Scholarship --
Sandra Oshel Whittaker (BA -1958; MA -NDSU- 1967) Sioux Award, 1987 and Dr. James O. Whittaker (UND Faculty-1956 - 1959) Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, are providing 10 awards in the amount of $5,000 each to students in biology in hopes the students will be able to concentrate full-time on their academic achievement. The scholarship grants are given by them with love and respect in honor of their daughter, Dr. Kellie L. Whittaker (Ph.D. Molecular and Developmental Biology, The California Institute of Technology, 1998) and their late parents, Earl L. and June H. Oshel and Grace Darby.
2007 recipients of the Oshel-Whittaker Scholarship are:
* Graduate students: Kyna Hogg, Thad Manuwal, Jay Schroeder, Ritika Upadhaya, and Fawn Wasin Zi
* Undergraduate students: Megan Fettig, Justin Mauch, Jenifer Ness, Eric Strand, and Tiffany Youngquist
Albert and Kathryn Weber Scholarship
Albert and Kathryn Weber were pioneers in North Dakota, living in Bismarck when it was still part of the Dakota Territory. They stressed the importance of learning and the value in pursuing higher learning. Thus, it was assumed that all of the children should have college educations or the equivalent. Through the attendance of their children at UND, they knew many UND faculty members, including Dean Wilhelm Bek and professors A.G. Leonard, O.G. Libby, Walter Moran, Arthur Saiki and the biologist G.C. Wheeler.
Four of their six children attended UND, including Neal Weber who studied biology and chemistry at UND (B.S. 1930, M.S. 1932) and went on to receive a M.S. degree in 1933 and Ph.D. degree in 1935 in biology from Harvard, and Karl Weber, (B.S. in chemistry, 1937, and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1941.
Drs. Neal and Karl Weber established this endowment in memory of their parents, Albert and Kathryn Weber. The endowment honors, in perpetuity, these North Dakota pioneers by investing in the education of North Dakota students and building a greater University of North Dakota.
2007 recipients of the Albert and Kathryn Weber Memorial Scholarship are: Jessica Boger, Whitney Dickson, Brianna Goldenstein, Jamie Hiltner, Rory Manke, Patrick Odens, Raul Torres.
-- Ike Schlosser, professor and chair of biology.