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MSU students receive Moebus scholarships

November 20, 2007

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Ten students from the Montana State University College of Education, Health and Human Development received Moebus scholarships this fall.

The scholarships are in memory of Marie Moebus, who received her bachelor's degree in home economics in 1923 and was a long-time teacher in Butte. She passed away in 2000, leaving $2.17 million in her estate to the college, the largest gift it has ever received.

Students who receive Moebus scholarships maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, are majoring in family and consumer sciences, early childhood education, or food and nutrition. They also have a record of teaching, research or service.

The students who received the scholarships, listed in alphabetical order by their hometowns were:

Babb
Mary Weekes, an MSU senior from Babb. Weekes is pursuing an on-line degree in early childhood education through the early childhood distant learning program. Weekes also works full-time at the Blackfeet Early Childhood Center in Babb.

Belgrade
Theresa Marchwick, a senior from Belgrade. Marchwick is studying family science and is the daughter of Tom and Donna Marchwick. Marchwick is a Health and Human Development peer advisor and recently interned at the Human Resource Development Council in its Youth Development Program.
Christina Lear, a sophomore from Belgrade. Lear is majoring in health and human development with an early childhood option. Lear has been on the Dean's List and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Bozeman
Rachael Gabel, a Bozeman junior, is studying family and consumer sciences education/extension. She also received the 2007-2008 Lula Mae Clay Scholarship and is on the Dean's List.

Ekalaka
Lindy Stoltz, a senior from Ekalaka, is studying family and consumer sciences with an education option and is the daughter of Lora Tauck. Stoltz is treasurer of Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society, a CAP Mentor, a Family Career and Community Leaders of America co-sponsor, and the recipient of the FCCLA Newcomers Scholarship.

Helena
Timothea Lapham, a senior from Helena, is studying family and consumer sciences. She is active in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a peer leader and advisor, a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, a member of Cat Crew, the Bobcat Club, Friends Without Borders, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. The daughter of Jeff and Karan Lapham of Helena, she is also a youth group leader.

Moore
Miranda Estes, a senior from Moore, is studying family and consumer sciences education/ extension and special education and is the daughter of William and Joan Estes. Estes is involved in the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society, Mortar Board, and the 4-H Foods Project as a leader. She is also the recipient of the 2007- 2008 Margaret Noble Walker Scholarship.

Missoula
Darcey Sant, a senior from Missoula, is studying family and consumer sciences and is the daughter of Harold Sant and Sharon Hinton. Sant is president of Phi Upsilon Omicron Honorary Society, a Voice Center Advocate, is active in Big Brothers and Sisters, and is on the Dean's List.

Out of State Students:
Rapid City, SD
Stephanie Schlimgen, a senior from Rapid City, is studying family and consumer sciences. She is a CAP mentor, a university seminar peer leader coordinator, and is involved in Mortar Board. She has been on the Dean's List for several semesters and received the 2007-08 Donna Helterline Petouhoff Scholarship. She is the daughter of Rick and Criss Schlimgen.

Boise, ID
Amanda Larrinaga, a junior from Boise, is studying family science. She was selected as MSU Freshman of the Year and Sophomore of the Year and is a VOICE Center volunteer coordinator, and active in Students Against Sexual Assault, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and College Ambassadors. She is a Residential Hall Association coordinator and the daughter of Robert and Marguerite Larrinaga.

Contact: Deb Redburn (406) 994-4133 or dredburn@montana.edu