Veterans Committee Chair Dave Martin gives a "Welcome Home Kit" from Duluth Elks Lodge No. 133 to veteran Zach Shogren and veteran Chaz Powers.
Agnese Apsite, a senior at UW-Superior majoring in both mathematics and biochemistry, received a $1,300 memorial scholarship from the Duluth Branch of the American Association of University Women and family and friends of the Anway family. The scholarship was presented by Dr. Allen Anway to Agnese on Sept. 1.
During the AAUW Summer Social at Chamber’s Grove Park on Aug. 16, two $1,500 scholarships were presented by member Karen Keenan to Stephanie Kiero and Sarah Erickson.
Sarah Kate Erickson is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from the College of St. Scholastica. Sarah is an educator, exhibit developer, grant writer and nonprofit administrator. She has worked around the country for nature centers, schools and museum spaces. Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Smith College and a master's degree in environmental education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Sarah has applied her academic and leadership skills toward building and delivering impactful educational programming, museum exhibits and community initiatives in the Duluth area since 2004. Her next chapter includes strengthening her leadership and management skills through study and practice in the MBA program at the College of St. Scholastica. Sarah volunteers on the WDSE/WRPT board of directors and as an exhibit developer with the Duluth Children’s Museum. She lives in Duluth with her husband and two children, where she enjoys lap swimming, painting and outdoor recreation. Sarah’s professional goals include nurturing inclusive, empathetic and innovative processes within nonprofit organizations to improve function, quality of life and mission impact.
Stephanie Kiero is pursuing a Masters in Education from the College of St. Scholastica. Stephanie grew up in Duluth. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the College of St. Scholastica. She has taught for the past 16 years in elementary schools in Duluth, including St. Michael's, Holy Rosary, Marshall and Laura MacArthur. Stephanie is especially passionate about supporting teachers and students in best practices for learning elementary mathematics, a topic she plans to research further while pursuing her Master of Education degree at the College of St. Scholastica. Stephanie is a single parent to two wonderful sons, ages 10 and 11. She enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, gardening and cheering on her boys at the soccer field.
- P.E.O. Chapter AD-BG announces that Becka Tuinei-Williams, a Northwood Technical College student working toward an associate degree in human services in Superior, is a recipient of a Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization which has given over $383 million in financial assistance to women and has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1973, the PCE, one of the organization’s philanthropies, has assisted over 50,000 women. Becka, a mom of three, is very active in the community including with the program, Mentor Superior and serves on the Superior School District Family Service Committee.