DWU junior named finalist for sales, marketing scholarship
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dakota Wesleyan University junior Jared Stearns is a finalist for the Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. scholarship competition which will be announced next week in Sioux Falls.
Stearns, of Canton, is an accounting major at DWU and learned about the opportunity during the fall semester when his professor, Monty Bohrer, brought it to his attention. Bohrer is an associate professor of business administration and economics and as the director of business graduate programs at DWU.
The award is based on academics, leadership and community service. The presentation of the award is April 22 in Sioux Falls, and awards range from $1,000-$3,000.
“I have held a couple of different leadership positions over the past year,” Stearns said. “I am a resident assistant and also serve as secretary for the Dakota Wesleyan Enactus chapter.”
Stearns has also worked as an accounting tutor for the past two years, as well as participated in DWU Service Day, Mitchell Weekend Snack Pack Program, New Student Orientation, and volunteered for the Special Olympics bowling tournament.
“During spring break I went on a mission trip to Omaha where I helped at a couple of different homeless shelters and served,” he said.
Stearns is the son of Craig and Lee Stearns, of Canton.