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Local Educator Receives $10,000 Scholarship

Local Educator Receives $10,000 Scholarship

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Posted by WSC Marketing

WILLISTON, N.D. - Kim Weismann, WSC's Arts and Human Sciences Chair and Associate Professor, has received The Catherine Nutterville Scholarship from The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, April 5, 2017.

In her seven years at WSC, Weismann has been an integral faculty member in adding several on-campus clubs and activities.  

Weismann is WSC's Diversity Club Advisor; Faculty Staff Senate President; a member of the National Communication Association; Central States Communication Association; and Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota.  

Since 2014, Weismann has been Williston's DKG Chapter President and a Board Member for DKG's largest fundraiser: Imagination Library since 2015.  

DKG, the honor Society for women educators promotes excellence in education and personal and professional growth of women educators, leading in the field of graduate scholarships given to members and emphasizing leadership development for its more than 70,000 members in 17 countries. A member of the Society's Theta Chapter in North Dakota, Weismann is attending the University of South Dakota, where she is majoring in Curriculum and Instruction. 

Riitta-Liisa Arpiainen of Finland, International Scholarship Committee Chairman, announced the recipients following the committee's recent meeting at Society Headquarters in Austin, Texas.

"We granted 9 Scholarships of $10,000 each for the 2017-2018 academic year," Arpiainen said. 

Recipients must have earned a Bachelor's Degree, be enrolled in a recognized graduate program and have been a Society member for at least three years to qualify for scholarship consideration. Since its scholarship program began in 1940, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has given 1109 women educators $4 million in scholarships.  

In addition to the international scholarships, many state organizations and local chapters have scholarship funds to assist members pursuing graduate study. In 2016 all three levels of the Society provided approximately $454,544.02 in scholarships for members.

The honor organization of key women educators was formed in Austin, Texas, on May 11, 1929, by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton from a nucleus of 12 founders representing all levels of education, kindergarten through university, from various parts of Texas.  

Professor of rural education at the University of Texas, Dr. Blanton was elected president of the Texas State Teachers' Association in 1916, the first woman to hold the office. Blanton was also the first woman to serve Texas as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, having been elected to that post in 1918.  

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