WALSAA Announces Farm & Industry Short Course Award Winners

Together with Dean Kate VandenBosch from CALS, WALSAA honored award winners from the FISC program on March 19, 2016 at the FISC Graduation Celebration.

Together with Dean Kate VandenBosch from CALS, WALSAA honored award winners from the FISC program on March 19, 2016 at the FISC Graduation Celebration.

The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) is pleased to announce the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) Award recipients for the 2015–2016 school year.

FISC is the longest standing program in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. With a focus on production agriculture, courses are taught during winter months when it is more convenient for students to take time away from farms. UW-Madison’s premier agriculture and life sciences researchers and instructors teach FISC courses and there are more than 6,000 program alumni.

WALSAA offers three groups of awards to FISC students – Outstanding FISC Student, Activities and Leadership and Academic Excellence. All awards were presented on March 19, 2016 at the FISC graduation celebration.

Outstanding FISC Student – Five $500 scholarships were presented to students who display excellence in leadership, service, academics and work experience. This year’s winners are: Patrick Rebout, Janesville, Wis.; Anthony Seelow, Chaseburg, Wis.; Lindsey Rettenmund, Black Earth, Wis;Brett Robert Weiland, Columbus, Wis.; Sarah J Pate, Baraboo, Wis.

Activities and Leadership Award – Presented to  students actively involved in campus organizations and leadership opportunities. This year’s winners are: Lindsey Rettenmund, William Coyne & Sarah J. Pate.

Academic Excellence – Given to students with the top five GPA’s in the FISC program. This year’s winners are: Patrick Rebout, Austin Zimmerman, Lindsey Rettenmund, Anthony Seelow & Katelyn Bauer.

WALSAA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, known as CALS. Established in 1972, WALSAA has embarked on a remarkable journey of service and fellowship with alumni and friends of CALS.  For more information on WALSAA visit www.walsaa.org.