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Arie and Sandy DeWaal Endowed Scholarship

Discipline: General

Student: Environmental Policy and Planning

This scholarship was established in 2015 by Arie DeWaal, a 1972 regional analysis graduate from UW-Green Bay, and his wife Sandy. When Arie graduated he never dreamed of the opportunities that would await him during his career. Initial post-graduation experiences included leading the economic development planning efforts for the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) and becoming the Director of the Community Services Program for the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). In l978, Arie joined Mead and Hunt, Inc. (an engineering and architectural firm) as a Principal Planner. Shortly thereafter he was asked to develop a new line of business that would expand the services offered by the company. That business was to license hydroelectric projects with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As the Director of Hydroelectric Licensing, Arie worked with a team of professionals that ultimately led Mead & Hunt, Inc, into becoming a nationally regarded leader in the hydroelectric licensing field. Mead and Hunt, Inc. now has over 600 employees located in 27 offices nationwide. Arie gives a great deal of credit to the comprehensive education that he received at UWGB. In no uncertain terms, “UW-Green Bay gave me the footing to succeed,” Arie says. He cites the leadership and professional knowledge of several professors, saying his “UW-Green Bay professors had a genuine interest in their students.” Arie and Sandy both retired in 2015 and now live in De Pere. To be eligible, recipients must be enrolled full-time, majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning at UW-Green Bay.

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