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Anonymous Donor Pledges $12,500 to Create Two Student Awards at UMC
June 14, 2006

Contact: Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (; Corby Kemmer, director of development, 218-281- 8434 (

CROOKSTON , MN (June 13, 2006) Thanks to a $12,500 pledge from an anonymous donor, two new student awards are available at the University of Minnesota , Crookston (UMC). Established in the spirit of students helping students, the Amanda M. Fickes Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award and David DeMuth Jr. Outstanding Physics and Mathematics Student of the Year Award will go to UMC students who tutor others in some capacity on campus.

The tutor of the year award is named for current UMC student and tutor Amanda Fickes, Sebeka , Minn. Candidates eligible for the annual $2,000 award must be current tutors in the tutor center on campus.

The outstanding physics and mathematics student award will go to an individual working in either the Math, Science, and Technology lab or UMC tutor center. An award of $500 will be given annually.

UMC Director of Development & Alumni Relations Corby Kemmer worked closely with the generous donor to put together the 5-year pledge to the necessary specifications. Student awards are acknowledged annually each spring.

The University of Minnesota , Crookston (UMC) is a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution, dedicated to learning, discovery, and engagement in the northwest Minnesota region and beyond. To learn more, visit .