Viterbo University Alumni Magazine June 2000
Mondovi Senior is Dr. Scholl Winner
Kathryn Fahnel is the winner of the Dr. Scholl Scholarship, which is Viterbo College’s most competitive and lucrative scholarship.
Fahnel, a Mondovi High School senior and daughter of Pamela and Rick Fahnel, was selected at the end of a day of testing and campus interviews provided to the 24 finalists competing for the scholarship. All candidates have expressed an interest in pursing careers in healthcare or science.
The Scholl Scholarship, which is renewable from year to year, covers complete tuition costs for up to four years, and is valued in excess of $50,000.
Fahnel, who is interested in biological research, has a 3.97 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.
The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. William Scholl who died in 1968. He left the bulk of his estate to a foundation named in his honor.
Square Foot Campaign
The Health Science Consortium visited the Viterbo campus in February as part of its “Square Foot Campaign” kick-off.
The campaign encourages public support of the new, state-of-the-art Health Science Center which will open this fall. Individuals can participate by “purchasing” pieces of the building in increments of $50 per square. A donor wall in the lobby will list the names of those who participated in the fundraising drive. Supporters will also receive a certificate of membership in the “Square Foot Club” and an invitation to the grand opening celebration.
Eight million of the $27 million-plus building needs to be secured through local fundraising efforts. To date, $4.5 million of the eight has been raised. The five story facility will accommodate 530 students in 13 education specialties. Much of the activity associated with the building will evolve over time.
Tremendous potential exists in the areas of nursing, dietetics, internships, distance learning, and scientific research. Certain areas of the building are now available for occupancy. Full occupancy is expected before fall 2000.
Viterbo is one of five partners that make up the consortium. The others are: Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Gundersen Lutheran, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Western Wisconsin Technical College. Viterbo President William J. Medland and Vice President of Finance Todd Ericson are voting members of the consortium board.
For more information,
or to join the “Square Foot Club,” contact the La Crosse Medical Health
Science Consortium, Inc.
There’s No Place Like Viterbo...
Unlike the yellow brick road on the way to Oz, the path in Viterbo’s new V-Hawk Court will be paved with engraved bricks.
The Viterbo Brick Road Program, which kicked off in March, allows donors and friends to make an investment in V-Hawk Court by “paving the way.” Although a gift in any amount will help with the project, donors of $100 or more will receive an engraved brick.
“Buying a brick is a unique way to memorialize a loved one and honor friends and family. It’s also a great way for alumni to make their mark on campus and let generations to come know they were a proud Viterbo graduate,” says Matt Riffe, individual gifts officer.
Once V-Hawk Court is finished, a detailed map showing where the brick is located will be mailed to the person designated.
V-Hawk Court, to be located on Winnebago Street between the Student Activities Center and Rose Terrace, will beautify the campus and the neighborhood and will unify the academic, residential, and athletic portions of the campus. Park benches, a Viterbo clock tower, student announcement center, picnic tables, and a walkway complete with engraved bricks are just some of the distinguishing features of this new green space.
V-Hawk Court is the final phase in the beautification project for 9th and Winnebago streets. The first phase, Viterbo Court, was completed last August.
To buy a brick, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 608-796-3070. All gifts must be received by Friday, June 23.