Eight Students Receive Williams Leadership Scholarship

Head shots of all scholarship winners

The Paper Science & Engineering Foundation (PSEF) at Miami University recently awarded eight Bob and Barbara Williams Leadership Scholarships to students in the paper science and engineering curriculum who demonstrate superior leadership, creativity, and academic achievements. These prestigious awards are full tuition scholarships. Recipients of these highly competitive awards were selected by a committee comprised of engineering faculty and Paper Science & Engineering Foundation staff.

The 2015-16 winners are:

  • Kirsten Anderson - Senior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science & Spanish minors (2nd year winner)
  • Emily Allen -  Junior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science & Mathematics minors (2nd year winner)
  • Victoria Farhat  -  Junior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science minor
  • Anna Brandmeier -  Senior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science minor (2nd year winner; has accepted a position with Avery Dennison upon graduation)
  • Christopher Hill -  Junior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science & Mechanical Engineering minors
  • Daniel Knettel -  Sophomore; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science  & Japanese minors
  • Cory Macke  -  Senior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science & Mechanical Engineering minors
  • Megan Stoy -  Senior; Chemical Engineering major, Paper Science minor (2nd year winner; has accepted a job with Georgia-Pacific after graduation)

Kirsten Anderson is one of the recipients and currently has a co-op with Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC (EDT) as a Field Service Engineer, a position the PSEF helped her find. 

“As soon as I met the staff in the paper science program, I knew I had found what I wanted to study. I could picture the professors as my mentors, and they have confirmed this vision every day for the past four years," Kirsten said.

The scholarships are provided through the generosity of The Bob and Barbara Williams Foundation. Mr. Williams, now retired, has been a force in the global pulp and paper industry as co-founder of the James River Corporation. His impact continues to be felt through his encouragement of high leadership standards for graduating engineers.

For more information about the paper science and engineering program at Miami, contact Candace Crist, Assistant Director, at (513) 529-0780 or cristcl@MiamiOH.edu. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!