Albert Conrad & Marie Posz Scholarship
The Albert Conrad and Marie Posz Scholarship is created for incoming freshman students enrolled full-time at WSU.
1. Each recipient must be an incoming freshman student enrolled full-time (minimum
12 credit hours) at Winona State University.
2. Each recipient must meet the criteria for a Winona State University’s Academic
3. Each recipient must be a member of a high school graduating class of 100 or less in the Upper Midwest.
Following his degree from WSU, Or Albert Conrad “Bill Posz continued his education at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, for a Masters of
Arts in Speech and Theater in 1946 and Michigan State University, in East Lansing, where he received his Ed.D. degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling in 1952. In l95, Dr. Posz retired as Vice President and Educational Director of Art Instruction Schools and Palmer Writers School in Minneapolis. In
addition, he was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota as a visiting lecturer and was also a professional lecturer and after—dinner speaker.
Prior to corning to Minneapolis, he taught at Michigan State University for 13 years and at the State University of Iowa prior to that. He has achieved a listing in the Top Speakers Guide of the American Society of Association Executives, Who’s Who in the Midwest and the Dictionary of International
Biography .He has also served as a staff speaker for the National Management Association. Over the past 30 years, he has developed the ability to blend humor with his motivational and inspiration talks. Although he is retired from teaching and educational administration, he continues his speaking activities
He has numerous publications, has been a member of several professional and civic organizations, and was involved in many student activities, especially music and theater, while attending WSU.
Born in Plainview Minnesota, he currently lives in St Louis Park, with his wife Marie Genevieve Fjelstad Posz. In 1959, they celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Marie earned both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Michigan State University and then taught for five years. They have two children: Carl and Sylvia, and three grandchildren. Carl and his wife,
Carlotta have one son: Adrian Post, age 11. Sylvia and her husband, Brian Hamilton, have two children: Heather, 12, and Kyle, 7.