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Professional groups recognize four students

May 23, 2013

Four University of Wisconsin-Stout students were honored recently by professional organizations.

Three students received scholarships while another was named the winner of a design contest.

Natalia Haywood, of St. Paul, won a $1,000 first prize in the BWBR Architects annual interior design competition. Haywood presented her designs at BWBR in St. Paul during the final round of competition. UW-Stout offers an undergraduate degree in interior design.

The contest judges from BWBR included two UW-Stout alumni, Don Thomas and Hanna Kuehl.

Amber Miller, of Rice Lake, a graduate student in vocational rehabilitation, was awarded a student scholarship at the Rehabilitation and Transition Conference in Elkhart Lake. She is an assistant at the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute.

Robert Nyland, of Eau Claire, received the Hulda Mae Fiske Scholarship at the Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 31 banquet in West Allis. Nyland is studying special education.

Beth Sicheneder, of Minnetonka, Minn., was awarded the Larsen Design Scholarship as part of AIGA’s Portfolio 1-on-1 competition. Sicheneder, who graduated May 11, majored in art.

Larsen is a design, branding, marketing and interactive agency serving clients nationwide from offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco. The award is based on design quality, conceptual ideas, creativity and communication skills.

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