Graduate students awarded scholarships

December 12, 2012

Fourteen Emporia State University graduate students received more than $22,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.

The students are all taking courses through ESU’s adaptive special education program to eventually instruct students with mild to moderatementaland/or physical disabilities.

The recipients for 2012-13 are:

  • Jennifer Bartholomew, Derby
  • Jason Crawford, Topeka
  • Martie Helm, Madison
  • Denise Hogan, Wichita
  • Jacob Larson, Lawrence
  • Shannon McDonald, St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Angela Murray-Brent, Topeka
  • Arrah Nielsen-Massimini, Wichita
  • Tonya Nyman, Emporia
  • Angela Pennock, Paola
  • Cheri Quanstrom, Topeka
  • Amber Rea, Lawrence
  • Julie Reiter, Gardner
  • Phyllis Schaeffer, Lawrence

The scholarships are funded through generous donations made to the Adaptive Special Education Program.

Recipients are chosen based on academic merit and professionalism.  Applications are due in April; scholarships are allotted for the next school year.

For more information about the Adaptive Special Education Program, visit



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