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Celebration of Excellence 2016
Join the WRA Education Foundation in honoring vibrant young talent and distinguished
professionals dedicated to education at the Celebration of Excellence 2016.

Special Guest Speaker
Greg Hamer, Sr, FMP
Vice Chair National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
B&G Food Enterprises, LLC

Sunday, October 23
4:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction • 5:30 pm Elegant Dinner and Ceremony

Heidel House
643 Illinois Ave.
Green Lake, WI

$50 per person
Place dinner reservations by October 10 • Business professional attire recommended
$40 per person for students’ families. Scholarship winners and Salute to Excellence
awardees receive complimentary registration.

Online Registration is Closed. Please Call WRA Office with Questions.

Proceeds benefit the WRA Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and help to ensure
the future success of the foodservice industry through education, scholarships and community involvement.

For a $50 donation to the Education Foundation, you can sponsor the attendance of a student or one of their family members. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help defray the costs of this event, allowing more money to go to the Foundation’s programs such as scholarships and mentoring initiatives. Table sponsorships are also available for $250.



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2016 Salute to Excellence Awardees
Katie Koel
College Educator
Katie Koel
Blackhawk Technical College
Kayla Correll
ProStart Teacher of the Year
High School Educator

Kayla Correll
Greendale High School
Michael Althen
Mentor of the Year
Chef Michael Althen
Elite Catering
Portage High School Mentor
     
Mike Buckarma
Chef
Mike Buckarma
Becket’s
Glenda Woosley
Restaurateur
Glenda Woosley
Culver’s
Jones Dairy Farm
Supplier
Jones Dairy Farm
     

 
2016 Scholarship Winners
Over $39,000 in scholarships are distributed by the WRA Education Foundation at the Celebration of Excellence 2016. Additional funding is provided by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Bouras
Victoria Bouras
Manufacturers Agents' for the Food Service Industry Scholarship and Miller Brewing Company Scholarship
Hotel Administration at Cornell University

Byrnes
Lyndsay Byrnes

Chaine des Rotisseur-Ernst
Florsheim Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Costello
Shane Costello

WRA South Central
Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Court
Kaylee Court

Heinz & Lisette Fischer Scholarship and WRA Green Bay Chapter Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

DuFrane
Melanie DuFrane

WRA Eastern Shore
Chapter Scholarship

Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts
at Fox Valley Technical College

Fischer
Samantha Fischer

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship and WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox
Valley Technical College 

 

Gebhardt
Kimberly Gebhardt

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

Gildemeister
Joshua Gildemeister

Dick Kroening Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox
Valley Technical College

Gitto
Stephanie Gitto

Alfred Peck Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

Becka Groetken
Society Insurance Scholarship
and Adolf Brettschneider Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Culinary
Institute of America

MacMillan
Valerie MacMillan

Aderis DeRosa Scholarship
Culianry Arts at Milwaukee
Area Technical College

Kelli Miner
Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

D’Andre Newell
Al Gagliano Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Iowa Western

Nowak
Josh Nowak

Fred Boelter Scholarship and William & Otto Brakebush Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Platten
Michelle Platten
Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox
Valley Technical College

 

Resch
Daniel Resch

Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Nicolet Area
Technical College

Ruffert
Sarah Ruffert

ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship, WRA Milwaukee Chapter Scholarship and Magnificent 7 Scholarship
Hospitality Management at Waukesha County Technical College

Chelsea Sarauer
Ron & Lillian Heuser Scholarship
Hotel Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Seifert
Jessica Seifert

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

Smith
Samantha Smith

Kristin Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts & Hotel Restaurant Management at Fox
Valley Technical College

Zach Svendsen
Chef Jeff Igel Family Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

TenHaken
Nicole TenHaken

WRA West Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship and Culver Family Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Ellie Weisensel
Bernard & Maureen
Schreiner Scholarship
and American Institute of Wine & Food Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout



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The WRA Education Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.

To support the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a tax-deductible charitable contribution, contact Connie Fedor at 800.589.3211 or pledge your support online.

 
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