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June 18, 2002

Society of Women Engineers distributes thousands in scholarships

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 115 merit-based scholarships and awards worth approximately $48,000 have been awarded to women studying engineering at Purdue University.

The awards, ranging from $250-$1,000 are sponsored by more than 45 different corporations, organizations and alumni.

Beth Holloway, Women in Engineering Program director, says she is pleased so many future female engineers can receive educational support.

"Purdue's Schools of Engineering are proud of the fact that they have granted more undergraduate degrees to women than any other engineering school in the nation," Holloway says.

Purdue has 1,450 women enrolled in engineering programs. This constitutes 18 percent of all the university's engineering students.

Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Beth Holloway, (765) 494-3889,

Company/Award Name $ Amount This Award Winner First Name Winner Last Name Winner Major-Class Hometown State Newspaper

Air Products Foundation$500.00 Sarah CusickME-4Lima, OHLima News
Air Products Foundation $500.00 Olga Shebanova CHE-4 Carmel, IN Indianapolis Star
Alcoa $250.00 LisA DeNicola CHE-5 W.Lafayette, IN Journal & Courier
Alcoa $250.00 Gwen Hallberg CHE-8 Hebron, IN The Times
Alcoa $250.00 Tze Lee Phang CHE-8
Alcoa $250.00 Robin Pinson AAE-6 Des Plaines, IL Des Plaines Journal
Alumnae $500.00 Amanda Braun FrE-2 Newburgh, IN Evansville Courier Press
Alumnae $500.00 Laura Brower FrE2 Florham Park, NJ Florham Park Eagle
Alumnae $250.00 Bonnie Co CHE-4 Fort Wayne, IN Journal Gazette
Alumnae $250.00 Janel Crosier CE-8 Orangenale, CA Sacramento Bee
Alumnae $500.00 Elizabeth Dlouhy FrE-2 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Star
Alumnae $250.00 Cassie Duncan IE-8 Dayton, OH Dayton Daily News
Alumnae $500.00 Megan Durr CHE-4 Carmel, IN Carmel Daily Ledger
Alumnae $250.00 Shelley Finnigan FrE-2 Wheaton, IL Wheaton Sun
Alumnae $250.00 Megan Guyer IDE-6 Crown Point, IN The Times
Alumnae $500.00 Kelly Hanson FrE-2 Euclid, OH Euclid Sun Journal
Alumnae $250.00 Hawa Hishamuddin IE-5 Selangor, Malaysia Utusan Malaysia
Alumnae $350.00 Margaret Horton CHE-8 North Mankato, MN The Free Press
Alumnae $500.00 Janice Hung FrE2 Honolulu, HI Honolulu Advertiser
Alumnae $250.00 Leslie Kopko ABE-8 Greenwood, IN Daily Journal
Alumnae $500.00 Rebecca Lattyak FrE-2 Palos Hills, IL The Daily Southtown
Alumnae $350.00 Keng Jin Lee CHE-8
Alumnae $500.00 Huixian Leo IE-6 Singapore The Straits Times
Alumnae $250.00 Wan Khoon Loh CHE-8
Alumnae $500.00 Ashley Mehringer FrE2 Schnellville, IN The Herald
Alumnae $500.00 Amrita Mittal FrE-2 Indore, India
Alumnae $250.00 Hui-Yng Ong ME-7 Melaka, Malaysia Nanyang Siang Pau
Alumnae $250.00 Ching Lynn Phua IE-8 Singapore The Straits Times
Alumnae $250.00 Angela Pondell NE-8 Verona, WI Verona Press
Alumnae $250.00 Krista Pryor IE-8 Westerville, OH Columbus Dispatch
Alumnae $500.00 Stephanie Rondot FrE-2 Fort Wayne, IN Journal Gazette
Alumnae $500.00 Ashley Roos FrE-2 Shawnee, KS Kansas City Star
Alumnae $250.00 Cyn Yi Seah CHE-6 Singapore The Straits Times
Alumnae $500.00 Colleen Shea FrE-2 Ellicott City, MD Howard County Times
Alumnae $500.00 Brenda Sherman FrE-2 Valparaiso, IN Vidette Times
Alumnae $500.00 Kriti Srivastava FrE-2 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Alumnae $250.00 Amanda Stewart ABE-8 Winslow, IN Press Dispatch
Alumnae $500.00 Jacqueline Stewart FrE-2 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Alumnae $250.00 Valli Subbiah FrE-2 Chennai,India The Hindu
Alumnae $250.00 Angela Terrell ECE-8 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Alumnae $250.00 Lisa Tieman IE-4 Mechanicsburg, PA Harrisburg Patriot News
Alumnae $250.00 Sara Van Zuilen IE-8 West Concord, MN West Concord Enterprise
Alumnae $500.00 Kristen Wangerin FrE-2 Dyer, IN The Hammond Times
Alumnae $250.00 Lori Warner CNE-8 Huntington, IN Huntington Herald-Press
Alumnae $350.00 Kwang Ying Ching IE-8
Amy-Hoyt Waters Memorial Scholarship "$2,500.00 " Jennifer Savaiano CHE-6
Boeing Company "$1,000.00 " Jayleen Guttromson AAE-4 North Fargo, ND Fargo Forum
Boeing Company $250.00 Katherine Mess ME-5 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Enquirer
Boeing Company $250.00 Heather Pawley AAE-6 Noblesville, IN The Daily Ledger
Boeing Company $250.00 Gina Pieri AAE-6 Granger, IN South Bend Tribune
CH2M Hill $250.00 Jessica Squires CE-4 Chesterton, IN Chesterton Tribune
Compaq $500.00 Mary Knox ECE-4 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Compaq $500.00 Fengqing Zhu ECE-4 Jianqsu Province, Prehina Suzhou Daily Newspaper
"Corning, Inc." "$1,000.00 " Jennifer Ridd CE-8 Springboro, OH Star Press
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Meghan Basic FrE-2 Naperville, IL Naperville Sun
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Kristen Billinghire FrE-2 Carmel, IN Indianapolis Star
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Boland FrE-2 Terre Haute, IN Tribune Star
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Kathleen Boor ME-4 Springfield, IN State Journal-Register
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Richa Singhal ME-6
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund $500.00 Lindsey Tenhundfeld ECE-6 Cincinnati, OH Northwest Press
Dow Chemical Company $500.00 Elise Ganger CHE-6 Elkhart, IN Elkhart Truth
Dow Chemical Company $500.00 Anna Gilbert ME-7 Northo Olmsted, OH West Life
Dow Chemical Company $500.00 Katie Hayen CHE-8 Granger, IN South Bend Tribune
DuPont $250.00 Bethany Gerth ME-5 Cincinnati, OH Pulse Journal
DuPont $250.00 Noraida Amin Md Taib ECE-5 Selangor, Malaysia Utusan Malaysia
DuPont $250.00 Lynn Takala CHE-4 Minnetonka, MN Hopkins Sun Sailor
Eli Lilly and Company $500.00 Sarah Eck CHE-6 Walkerton, IN South Bend Tribune
Emily M. Wadsworth Graduate Mentoring Award $500.00 Alaina Pizzo PHD Rochester, NY Rochester Gannet Newpaper
Fieldhouse $200.00 Bansri Gandhi ME-8
First Energy Corporation $500.00 Sarah Engelbrecht ME-6 Greenfield, IN Greenfield Reporter
Ford Motor Company $500.00 Elizabeth Moore IE-6 Ft. Wayne, IN Journal Gazette
Golden Spoon $225.00 Adrienne Dant IE-6
HNTB $250.00 Man Shi Low CE-4 Naperville, IL Chicago Tribune
IBM $500.00 Catherine Slater ECE-4 Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Ingersoll Rand $500.00 Amy Hannigan IE-4 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Ingersoll Rand $500.00 Renee Wenstrup ME-4 Cincinnati, OH The Cincinnati Post
Institute for Industrial Engineers $200.00 Amy Pipkorn IE-4 Washington, WI News Graphic
International Truck and Engine $200.00 Deepti Sahi IE-6 Columbus, IN The Republic
John Deere Foundation $500.00 Adina Chuang ME-6
Johnson & Johnson $500.00 Christina Lasita CHE-5 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Enquirer
Johnson & Johnson $500.00 Jamie Metzger CHE-4 Indianapolis, IN Geist Gazette
Kraft Foods $300.00 Julie Creech ABE-6 Dayton, OH Dayton Daily News
Kraft Foods $300.00 Merysia Enggalhardjo ABE-6 Semarang, Indonesia
Lockheed Martin $500.00 Stephanie Kohler MSE-6 Kokomo, IN Kokomo Tribune
Lockheed Martin $500.00 Elizabeth Newsome AAE-8 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Star
Lucent Technologies $500.00 Selen Akay IE-4 Carmel, IN Carmel Tribune
Lucent Technologies $500.00 Gina Sabelli IE-4 Poland, OH Youngstown Vindicator
Marge Taber $200.00 Felicia Cockrell EET-4 Chicago, IL Chicago Suntimes
Marge Taber $200.00 Karen Schnelzer MET-8 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Merck & Company $500.00 Kirsten Weidner CHE-4 Island Lake, IL Daily Herald
Miller-Bush $200.00 Jennifer Wright MSE-8 Joliet, IL Herald News
Morkescott $500.00 Olga Shebanova CHE-4
Procter & Gamble $250.00 Maryam A Abdul Karim ECE-4 W. Lafayette, IN Journal and Courier
Procter & Gamble $325.00 Maria Burnett ME-5 Guaynabo El Nuevo Dia
Procter & Gamble $350.00 Kimberly Quinlan ECE-8 Centerville, OH Bellbrook Times
Procter & Gamble $250.00 Laura Zagrocki ME-4 Griffith, IN Hammond Times
Procter & Gamble $325.00 Faizatun Zohedi ECE-5 W. Lafayette, IN Exponent
Schlumberger "$1,000.00 " Anne Kowatsch ME-5 Loveland, OH Cincinnati Enquirer
Schlumberger "$1,000.00 " Annette Stiers CHE-4 Rushville, IN Rushville Republican
Shirley McCarty $500.00 Juanita Mascarenhas ECE-6
SWE Outstanding Chair $200.00 Irene Monasterio FRE-2
SWE Outstanding Director $200.00 Richa Singhal ME-6
SWE Rookie of the Year $200.00 Kathryn Leahy FrE-2 Long Beach, IN News Dispatch
"SWE Tree, Limb & Leaf Award" $200.00 Leah Maxwell ABE-6 Francesville, IN Francesville Tribune
Toolin $50.00 Davida Gondohusodo IE-8
Toolin $50.00 Erin McGinnis IE-8
Toolin $50.00 Shannon Scott ME-8
Toolin $50.00 Sarah Wolfe ECE-7
United Technologies $500.00 Sharon Segvich MSE-8 Crown Point, IN Post-Tribune
United Technologies $500.00 Melanie Silosky AAE-6 Plainfield, IL Enterprise
United Technologies $500.00 Traci Werner ECE-7 Millstadt, IL Millstadt Enterprise
Weldon Foundation "$1,000.00 " Leah Maxwell ABE-6 Francesville, IN Francesville Tribune
Weldon Foundation "$1,000.00 " Lisa Wichmann FrE-2 Grandville, MI Grand Rapids Press
Whirlpool Corporation $500.00 Hillary Harris ME-7 Greendale, WI Greendale Village Life
Zimmerman Family Award "$1,000.00 " Teresa Zakaria CHE-8 Moline, IL The Dispatch

"$48,325.00 "

Winner Major-Class abbreviation explanation:

AAE - Aeronautics and Astronautics
ABE - Agricultural and Biological Engineering
CE - Civil Engineering
CHE - Chemical Engineering
CNE - Construction Engineering
ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering
EET - Electrical Engineering Technology
FrE - Freshman Engineering
IDE - Interdisciplinary Engineering
IE - Industrial Engineering
ME - Mechanical Engineering
MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology
MSE - Materials Science Engineering
NE - Nuclear Engineering

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