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Two UW Oshkosh seniors received the James E. Cook Leadership Scholarship to recognize their leadership, involvement and service to the University and its student union.

Troy Landry and Patricia Roden received the scholarship, which is presented annually to deserving students who are current members of the Reeve Union Board, Greek Life, Titan Volunteers, Reeve Advisory Council or Speaker Series or is a student employee with Reeve Memorial Union or University Dining. The scholarship is named after a previous Reeve Memorial Union director.

“Being recognized with the Jim Cook Scholarship is extremely rewarding and assures me that the work that I have done so far has not been lost,” said Landry. “It also shows how much more work is to be done — work not only for gender, diversity and overall social justice, but for leadership of our students of color. I am honored to have received the award.”

Landry, a criminal justice and women’s studies major from Kenosha, works in Reeve Memorial Union as an administrative office assistant as well as with the building’s operations team. Landry’s involvement with the University’s Women’s Center, MenCARE, Women’s Advocacy Council and Black Student Union, in addition to other University-related diversity and service opportunities, made him a qualified recipient of the scholarship.

Roden, a senior speech communication major from West Bend, for her service and involvement with the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, Reeve Union Board, Reeve Advisory Council, the Oshkosh Student Association and several other volunteering experiences.

“Through my involvement I have gained a lot of leadership and responsibility skills that I will continue to use as I graduate from college and enter the workforce,” said Roden. “It was a great honor to accept the scholarship.”

Roden is an administrative office assistant and building manager for Reeve Memorial Union.

James E. Cook established the scholarship in 1994 in his belief that the student union’s greatest asset is its own students, who are necessary for the union to be a vital and contributing asset to the University.

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