Heather Nennig Receives Three Ripon College Awards

RIPON, WI (05/04/2010)(readMedia)--  Heather Nennig, a junior majoring in chemistry and biology from New Holstein, Wis., was named the recipient of the 2010 Leone Oyster Memorial Scholarship and Prize, the 2010 American Association of University of Women Award, and the 2010 Office of Community Engagement Excellence in Service Award, during a ceremony held April 21, 2010 at Ripon College.

 The Leone Oyster, Class of 1919, Memorial Scholarship and Prize recognizes a junior majoring in chemistry or chemistry/biology with at least a 3.0 grade average in chemistry. The prize includes a cash award and tuition credit. The recipient is chosen by members of the chemistry faculty, and must posses the qualities of scholarship and hard work that characterized Professor Oyster, a member of the department of chemistry from 1920 to 1962.

 The American Association of University Women Award recognizes outstanding service to the College, the Ripon community and to humankind by junior and senior women with good academic achievement.

 The Office of Community Engagement Excellence in Service Award recognizes a student who has made both the Ripon College and outreach communities better places to live through their passion and dedication within the service field.

 Nennig is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Nennig of New Holstein, Wis.

About Ripon College

Ripon College, founded in 1851, prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Ripon's liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education. Ripon has consistently been recognized as a "best value" and "Best 371 College" by The Princeton Review; a "Best Buy in College Education" by Barron's; a "Best Liberal-Arts College" by Washington Monthly; one of the 40 best liberal-arts colleges nationwide for value by U.S. News and World Report; and among the top 100 private colleges in the nation overall and for value by Forbes Magazine. For more information about Ripon College, visit www.ripon.edu.