Henrietta Gerth Scholarship

Even after her death, the Admissions legend continues helping students

After working at WSU for 39 years, "Henri" became known for her smiles, hugs and affectionate laughter, her polka music and Twins games broadcasts, her teased hair, flashy multi-colored coat, and her uncanny ability to track down people and information.

Students who worked with Henri in Admissions received her guidance and advice for managing their new lives as adults, their relationships, and help with family and budgeting issues.

It's no surprise that "the little lady with biggest heart in the world" continues her legacy of helping WSU students through the Henrietta Gerth scholarship.

You, too, can start a scholarship. Or you can support Henri's or another scholarship:

Faculty, Staff and Retiree scholarships:

(This list is not exhaustive. For a complete list, contact Cathie Sieracki)

Steve & Linda Berg

Joseph & Gladys Emanuel

David Essar

Cal & Arlayne Fremling 

Jackie Hatlevig

George & Mary Joyce

Bill Koutsky (Music and Theatre & Dance)

Darrell & Nancy Krueger

Harold & Lynne Orness

James & Nancy Reynolds

David & Susan Rislove

Frank Rocco (Special Education)

Neil & Ann Sawyer 

Jerry & Jo Stejskal

To start or contribute to a scholarship, contact the Foundation:

Email: wsufoundation@winona.edu
Phone: 507.457.5020
Office: Somsen 204




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