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School of Business Students Win Award from MinneAnalytics

Hamline University School of Business students Montgomery (Monty) Stenroos and Paige Natzke have each received $1,000 scholarships from local data science and analytics nonprofit organization MinneAnalytics.

Natzke, of Belleville, Wisc., is a math major with a minor in business analytics. Willing to share her expertise, she is a new student mentor for Associate Professor Stacie Bosley’s first year seminar on data analytics and coached high school students participating in Hamline’s first annual high school analytics competition. Natzke is a leader on campus, having served as Vice President of the student congress. She is currently an intern with Metro Transit.

Originally from Prescott, Wisc., Stenroos is majoring in both actuarial math and analytical economics. On campus, he has played for the Hamline Piper football team and participated in analytics competitions. Off-campus, he has already passed his first two actuarial exams and completed internships at Prime Therapeutics and Action Fabricating.

Hamline School of Business (HSB) was selected by MinneAnalytics to nominate a student who displays a passion for pursuing a career in analytics and a commitment to engaging with the community for the scholarship.

But this year, the nominating committee faced a tough choice as both Stenroos and Natzke are exemplary students and leaders with strong interests in business analytics. Both names were submitted to the organization with the idea that the award could be split between them.

MinneAnalytics responded by increasing the award amount to $2,000 for Hamline so that each awardee could receive $1,000.

Hamline instructor John Lochner, who was a member of the nominating committee, said, “We truly couldn’t decide between Paige and Monty and were pleased by Minneanalytics’ generosity. They both deserve recognition for their scholarship and student leadership.”

The students received their scholarships during a surprise ceremony October 9, attended by HSB Dean Anne McCarthy, HSB Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Beth Gunderson, Professor and Mathematics Department Chair Art Guetter, Math Lecturer Frank Shaw, Lochner and Bosley, also a member of the nominating committee .

“We appreciate MinneAnalytics’ support for our business school students and their achievements,” said McCarthy. “It is wonderful to see them recognized.”

MinneAnalytics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the data science and analytics community in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, and beyond by providing accessible, authentic and engaging events.