Two MSUM business administration majors, Thomas George, Battle Lake, and Natalie Petersen-Menefee, Squaw Lake, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience.

The scholarship, named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls, is administered through the L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarship Committee of the School of Business.

thomas-georgeGeorge is a 2004 graduate of Battle Lake High School who is pursuing a double major in business administration and accounting. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, chapter president of the Delta Mu Delta business honor society, and a peer tutor. His parents are Thomas and Martha George, Battle Lake.

Petersen-Menefee is a 2006 graduate of Blackduck High School who isnatalie-perersen-meneffemajoring in both business administration and anthropology. She is an honors apprentice scholar who is working in MSUM’s Disability Services Office, a peer advisor who participates in the Freshman Academic Success Team, and a member of the Anthropology Club. Her parents are Edward and Eileen Menefee, Squaw Lake.