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Employee earns her degree, with assist from co-workers

May 30, 2013

A University of Wisconsin-Stout employee has earned her bachelor’s degree, thanks in part to financial support from co-workers.

Vicki Weber receives her diploma May 11 from Dean Abel Adekola.Vicki Weber graduated May 11 from UW-Stout with a degree in management and a concentration in human resource management. She has worked on campus since 1988 and is an academic department associate in the food and nutrition department.

Earlier this spring Weber was the recipient of a $500 Stone Soup scholarship, which was awarded at the Administrative Professionals Day annual lunch. The scholarship is funded through small donations deducted from the paychecks of participating employees.

The goal of the scholarship is to help classified employees further their education. Weber is the fourth employee to receive the award since it was started in 1999.

"I am honored and flattered to have been selected as a recipient for the Stone Soup Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship reaffirms the support and encouragement that I have received from my co-workers as well as administration at the university while pursuing my education the past four years," Weber said.

To be eligible applicants must be employed at least half-time in a permanent classified position, be taking at least three credits when the scholarship is awarded, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be seeking their first undergraduate degree from UW-Stout.

To contribute to the Stone Soup scholarship fund or other UW-Stout scholarships, contact Stout University Foundation at 715-232-1151.

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