Colorado State University - Pueblo students earn prestigious scholarships, honors
PUEBLO – Numerous Colorado State University-Pueblo students have received notification recently of prestigious scholarships and awards earned through competitive state and national processes.
- Master of Business Administration student Kitte Overton, Colorado Springs, earned a $5,000 Government Finance Professional Scholarship Award, which is presented to one or more employees of a state or local government enrolled in part-time graduate study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Overton will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 22-25, where the award will be presented. The winners receive a complimentary annual conference registration and transportation costs to San Antonio and hotel accommodations.
- Graduating seniors Karl Mertens, Colorado Springs, and David Berg, Pueblo West, Civil Engineering Technology majors, attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Colorado Section 2011 “Outstanding Senior ASCE Students” awards banquet in Denver, where they were recognized as outstanding student members of the organization from all four-year colleges in Colorado. Currently, CSU-Pueblo has more than 30 ASCE student members.
- CSU-Pueblo sophomore Elizabeth Wilson, Pueblo, was one of 181 students who benefitted from a total of $270,000 awarded by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities scholarship program. The scholarship recipients are students of HACU-member institutions who met various program criteria. The Pueblo High School graduate is majoring in pre-business at CSU-Pueblo and received $1,200+ for the 2010-11 school year.
- CSU-Pueblo graduate nursing student Patrick Cummings, Mosca, was among 20 from across the state honored by The Colorado Trust (in Partnership with Colorado AHEC System) as Health Profession Scholars at a banquet March 5. Each student will receive $30,000 to assist with a significant portion of their education. These scholarship recipients agree to practice in a rural, frontier, urban underserved community or faculty position upon completion of their training for a minimum of two years. Four CSU-Pueblo graduate nursing students who previously received the awards also were honored, including Maria Barnes, Broomfield, Regina Jo Griego, Walsenburg, Tiffany Landa, Trinidad, and Lynn Nash, Del Norte.
- Senior Business Management major Jenny Malca-Torres, Pueblo, has earned an internship with the Census Bureau in Charlotte, N.C. through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is HACU’s largest student program, placing hundreds of students each year in paid federal and corporate internships throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
- Junior Art Student Michael Willard, Pueblo, will have a photograph published in the Best of College Photography 2011 as a finalist in the 31st Annual College Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon and Photographer’s Forum magazine. Established in 1977, Photographer's Forum magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada.