Eric Barr Scholarship
The son of Daniel and Carol “Mickey” Barr, Eric was a graduate of Winona Senior High School and received a bachelor of science-teaching degree from WSU in 1990. While attending Winona State, Eric served on the Student Senate from 1987-88 and Judicial Board 1988-89. He served on the Winona Student-Community Relations Board from 1992-95. He was named to the 1988-89 edition of Who’s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities.
In 1990-91, Eric was Student Activities Director at Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan. In 1991, he returned to Winona to be the Chief Hosing officer at St. Teresa Campus Schools, where Lourdes Hall is located, a residence hall for many WSU students. From 1993-95, he was the Resident Director/Conference Coordinator at the WSU Residential College Academic Program based in Lourdes Hall.
Eric was a member of the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers which presented him with their Media and Technology Award in 1994.
Eric had a zest of life that many found infectious. He enjoyed making people laugh, often times by playing good-natured pranks. He had a special way of making others feel at ease because of his genuine interest in them. This scholarship was created as a way to honor his memory and the committee hopes that the recipients will represent Eric’s exuberance for life.
Scholarship contacts are Antonina Barker, Carol Barr, Jodell Burnett, and Sean Ingvalson.