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Sarah Garmer Receives Haka Award for Fall 2009

May 12, 2009

Sarah Beth Garmer, an outstanding undergraduate honors History major, will receive a Clifford and Susan Haka History Student Opportunity Award for Fall 2009, History Department Chair Dr. Virginia Boynton announced. Ms. Garmer, a junior History major from Mendon, will receive a Haka Opportunity Award of $500 for the Fall semester.

Ms. Garmer, a member of both the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, joins Micca Metz, Abby Lagemann, and Matt Bruning, Spring 2009 recipients of the Haka Award, and Daniel Clark and David Kubicki, Fall 2008 recipients of the Haka Award, as a beneficiary of this relatively new scholarship, made possible by the generosity of WIU alumni Cliff Haka, who earned his B.A. in History at WIU in 1971 before earning multiple advanced degrees, and Dr. Susan (Verschage) Haka, also a 1971 graduate of Western (B.S. in Mathematics). Cliff Haka is now the Director of Libraries at Michigan State University (MSU), and Susan Haka is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at MSU.

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