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Senior among 12 worldwide to win business award

Kathleen Ritter

Senior business major one of 12 to win management scholarship.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [8-31-11]

Minnesota State University, Mankato senior Kathleen Ritter is one of 12 people worldwide to win Zonta International’s Jane M. Klausman Business Scholarship Award. The $5,000 scholarship was presented recently by the Zonta Club of Mankato.

The scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees who demonstrate outstanding business management potential. She was one of 30 finalists from 15 countries; other recipients this year hail from Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines, Germany and elsewhere in the United States.

Ritter, from Red Wing, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and maintains a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average at Minnesota State Mankato. She is a former captain of the women’s golf team, former president of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional business fraternity, and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.

She someday hopes to become a Certified Financial Planner and manager her own financial planning firm. She will start her professional career with the KPMG accounting firm in January 2012 as an audit associate.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. There are more than 31,000 members in more than 1,250 Zonta Clubs worldwide.

The Zonta Club of Mankato was chartered in 1974. More information about the Mankato club is at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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