Appleton’s Harke a finalist for Tennessee Tech University’s most prestigious student award
Claudia Harke, of Appleton, Wis., was one of five finalists for Tennessee Tech University’s most prestigious student award.
Harke, daughter of Ron and Nancy Harke, is a senior economics major. She will graduate this spring and attend the University of Wisconsin Law School.
The Derryberry Award, named for Tennessee Tech’s longest-serving president Everett Derryberry, goes annually to a graduating senior who has exhibited characteristics that demonstrate potential for future service and effective leadership in American society.
Harke was a member of the Honors Program and the pre-law society. She served as vice president of the student-athlete advisory committee, which helps to plan community service activities and provide insight on the student-athlete experience. She is a captain of the TTU softball team, a volunteer for the campus’ summer softball camp and a fastpitch instructor.
She is a member of Omnicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business students. She also tutored fellow student-athletes in business courses.
She is a graduate of Kimberly High School.