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    Scholarship Spotlight: Theresa Quaderer

    How the Fred Zimmer Memorial Scholarship has impacted past recipients


    Theresa Quaderer received the Fred Zimmer Memorial Scholarship in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2017, and is currently a graduate student studying Health and Risk Communication at Michigan State University. Her future career goal is to work for a hospital system in population health, healthcare consulting, or provider/donor relations. Outside of her work and school-life, Theresa loves to exercise and cook.

    Read on to learn more about Theresa’s passions, goals, and how receiving the Fred Zimmer Memorial Scholarship has helped her move toward those goals.


    Why are you interested in corporate wellness?

    “I believe health is the basis of everything we do both in the workplace and in our everyday lives. I believe health is the capacity to make a difference in this world, which is why I’m studying to become well versed in both health sciences and communicating health messages to others.”

    What is your favorite part about what you do?

    “I am passionate about the meaning behind my work and know that my work is helping others.”

    How did receiving the Fred Zimmer Memorial Scholarship help you get to where you are today?

    “Because of this scholarship, I became pen-pals with Myra MacDonald (Fred Zimmer’s wife) for years. I was able to network with other health professionals when I received the scholarship and I received friendship and life/career advice from Myra that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

    Theresa has expressed that she would love to be a resource for future scholarship applicants & recipients so they may have an additional link to the healthcare world. She can be contacted at


    Applications for the 2019 Fred Zimmer Memorial Scholarship are due by February 1, 2019. 

    Learn more about how students can take advantage of MWC events!

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