Mark Konopko Receives Ripon College Gordon R. Connor Scholarship

RIPON, WI (05/04/2010)(readMedia)--  Mark Konopko, a junior majoring in politics and government, from Chicago, Ill., was named the recipient of the 2010 Gordon R. Connor Scholarship during a ceremony held April 21, 2010 at Ripon College.

 The award recognizes exceptional students of junior standing who show an interest in politics and government. The recipient receives credit toward tuition.

 Konopko is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jozef Konopko of Chicago, Ill.

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