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First Weidner Center scholarship recipients announced

April 11, 2013

The Weidner Center sign is installed outside Heritage HallThe scholarships, for the 2013-14 academic year, were announced recently at the advisory board meeting for the property management undergraduate program at UW-Stout. The program will be renamed real estate property management effective June 1.

Funding for the scholarships comes from a $1 million gift in January to Stout University Foundation from Dean Weidner of Kirkland, Wash., founder and owner of Weidner Apartment Homes.

The donation established the Weidner Center for Residential Property Management within UW-Stout’s College of Management and School of Hospitality Leadership.

“We’re grateful to Dean Weidner for his philanthropy and input into the program,” said Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, in announcing the scholarships. “His donation is designed to help grow the program to enhance its regional and national reputation and to assist deserving students like these.”

Six of the seven UW-Stout students who received the first Weidner Center scholarships are, from left to right, Daniel Holperin, Katherine Anderson, Jill Webb, Joshua Pax, Zachary Vierling and Rick Wolski.Winners of the scholarships, which total $10,000, are:

•   Katherine Anderson, of Ely, Minn.

•   Daniel Holperin, of Eagle River

•   Benjamin Krautkramer, of Marathon

•   Joshua Pax, of Elmwood

•   Zachary Vierling, of Coon Rapids, Minn.

•   Jill Webb, of Somerset

•   Rick Wolski, of Williams Bay

Marie Virgilio, director of recruiting for Weidner Apartment Homes, attended the scholarship announcement.

“It’s very exciting to see such outstanding students receive the first Weidner Center scholarships, and I look forward to helping the property management program continue to develop the future leaders of our industry,” Virgilio said.

The real estate property management program produces graduates who can work in a variety of areas, including public housing, apartments, condominiums, community associations, vacation properties, offices, industrial parks and shopping centers. More information is available here.


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