WOW Logistics Announces Scholarship Winners

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Three $2,000 scholarships awarded to students in both dairy science and paper science.

WOW Logistics has announced the winners of its three annual scholarships. The three scholarships: The Donald E. Utschig Scholarship in Dairy Science, The Thomas J. Oswald Scholarship in Dairy or Food Science and the Harold E. Schiferl Scholarship in Paper Science and Engineering are $2,000 scholarships awarded each year to students pursuing a degree within those specific fields of study.

First, The WOW Logistics/Donald E. Utschig Scholarship in Dairy Science was awarded to Todd Wight, a senior at South Dakota State University on April 5, 2010 at the SDSU annual awards banquet. Todd, a native of Idaho, will graduate in May 2011 with a degree in Dairy Science Manufacturing. Todd is currently working for an Idaho-based dairy manufacturing company where he plans to return post-graduation.

Second, the WOW Logistics/Thomas J. Oswald Scholarship in Dairy or Food Science is a scholarship given to a student pursuing a degree in Dairy or Food Science at a Wisconsin-based school. WOW is pleased to announce that Laura Rortvedt, a student at UW-Madison who plans to graduate in May 2011 is the winner of the $2,000 scholarship. Laura is a double major in both Dairy Science and Animal Sciences and after completing her undergraduate degree plans to pursue her graduate degree. This scholarship was officially awarded at the International Cheese Technology Expo on April 21st in Madison, WI.

Finally the WOW Logistics/Harold E. Schiferl Scholarship in Paper Science and Engineering was awarded to Katherine Mess on May 27th at the Wisconsin Paper Council annual meeting in Neenah, WI. Katherine, a senior and honor student at UW Stevens Point, is participating in a new study abroad program called TAPS, the Trans-Atlantic Paper Science & Engineering Dual Degree Program. With this program, developed by the UW-Stevens Point Paper Science department, Katherine will not only graduate in May 2011 with a Paper Science and Engineering degree from UW-Stevens Point but also with a degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

Matt Oswald, President of WOW Logistics, adds "Nearly 35 years ago WOW got its start in the paper industry and from there grew into cheese and dairy. These scholarships are a way to show our gratitude and give back to the industries that have contributed to our growth and success."


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