The 2012 TARGET and Division of Professional Practice $1,000 Scholarship Award
Target and The Division of Professional Practice have teamed up to provide five $1000 scholarships to DAAP students majoring in Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial Design. Awards were given based on achievements in academics, leadership, volunteerism, and diversity, and applications were judged by a panel of professors from the Division of Professional Practice – Jim Howell, Tom Osborne, and Cynthia Lockhart. This year’s five winners were selected from a very talented applicant pool and each winner has something that put them above the other contestants. Elizabeth Asher is a senior in Fashion Design, and her work in creating Project Stitch – an after-school mentoring program for high school students interested in design – made her stand out to the scholarship review board. Julie Chase, a 4th year in Fashion Design & Product Development has had numerous leadership experiences while in college, including serving as President of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and being tapped in to the Order of Omega Greek Honorary and Rho Lambda Women’s Honorary. Kendal Dudek had an internship with Target during the 2011 summer and has received several scholarships for her academic achievement. Daniel Wodarcyk ‘s experiences abroad gave him a leg up on competition – he went on a Humanitarian Design Research Trip to Tanzania through an Honors course, and is currently study abroad in Germany through an exchange program. Sarah Mapel’s academic achievements paired with her volunteerism in the community set her apart from the crowd – She participates in Relay for Life, Serve Beyond Cincinnati, Beads for Life, and Building Value. These five exceptional students show the talent that can be found at The University of Cincinnati!
The five winners were recognized at a luncheon on April 11th, 2012. Two could not attend due to co-op.