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Feb. 9 , 2006
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EMU student receives Newsmaker Scholarship from Crain's Detroit Business

YPSILANTI - For the second consecutive year, an Eastern Michigan University College of Business student has been awarded the Newsmaker of the Year Scholarship by Crain’s Detroit Business.

            Andrea Manson, a senior from Pittsfield Township, received the scholarship, worth $4,000, at a ceremony Feb. 8. Crain’s provides $2,000 and Al Long Ford provides $2,000.

            The scholarship is given to an outstanding business student with a high grade point average, an excellent work ethic and is involved on campus. Manson was chosen from about 40 nominees.

            “I am working very hard to get a good job, but it feels very good to be recognized outside of that,” said Manson, 36.

            Manson, who is working on her undergraduate and master’s degree simultaneously in the 150-hour accounting program, said the scholarship would help a great deal.

            “I work full time, go to school and have three sons,” she said. “So, any help is greatly appreciated.”

            Manson also is actively involved in community service and just started an internship in the finance department at Pfizer.

             “It is an honor to have one of our students recognized by Crain's.  We are especially proud that this is the second year in a row that this has occurred.  It is a tribute to the quality of our students and the teaching excellence of our faculty,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business.

            The scholarship award application process required submission of an essay, an extensive questionnaire, two letters of reference and a letter of reference from the dean’s office.

            “I always wanted to go to school. I didn’t start college until I was 31. I am finally doing what I always wanted to do and make my mom proud,” Manson said.

            Crain's Detroit Business is metro Detroit's leading business publication. First published in 1985, Crain's Detroit Business provides late-breaking news covering industries such as manu-facturing, technology, real estate, health care and financial services.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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