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Maddie Starkebaum claims top business award from NJC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The Northeastern Junior College business department held an awards night at the end of spring semester to recognize students and others for exceptional performance this last year. A number of awards were presented, advisory groups were acknowledged and scholarship winners were announced.

Maddie Starkebaum of Holyoke was the big winner of the evening, capturing the 2010-11 Outstanding Associate of Arts in Business Award.


Maddie Starkebaum was the winner of the 2010-11
Outstanding Associate of Arts in Business Award
from Northeaster Junior College in Sterling.


In addition, Starkebaum was named the winner of the $1,000 Johnson and Associates CPA’s P.C. Scholarship which is awarded to a student from the five-county NJC service area who is continuing their education in the field of accounting at a Colorado university.

Starkebaum, who was a very big contributor to the 2011 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team at NJC, a student group that won both regional and national awards this year, was selected by her fellow teammates to receive the SIFE Team Spirit Award this year.

She graduated in May from NJC with an Associate of Arts degree in business.

In addition to her business activities, Starkebaum was very involved in the NJC Honors Program and was on the honor roll all four semesters she was on campus. She will transfer to the University of Northern Colorado to pursue her bachelor’s degree beginning this fall.

Business studies represents one of the largest academic departments on campus at Northeastern, which is this state’s largest residential two-year campus, providing a complete array of both transfer, career and technical degrees and certification programs.

Starkebaum, a 2009 HHS graduate, is the daughter of Maury and Nola Kramer of Amherst and Larry Starkebaum of Haxtun.



Holyoke Enterprise June 30, 2011