Pam Lessiter Scholarship

In 2016, Frank and Mike established the Pam Lessiter Legacy Scholarship to honor Pam’s long-lasting contributions to LM. Along with her husband, Frank, Pam co-founded LM in 1981 and played a key role in guiding it through some challenging periods. Pam has been dedicated to hard work, self-improvement and continuing education — the values that became the impetus for a scholarship program to encourage the recipients to use their God-given talents. 

The Pam Lessiter Legacy Scholarship is provided to college-age children of Lessiter Media employees who are diligently working toward completion of an accredited post-secondary educational degree. Recipients are eligible to receive $500 per semester, up to $1,000 per year for 4 years. 

This year, LM has awarded 24 scholarships, totaling $12,000 to 12 recipients of 8 staff members. Those recipients include: 

Andrew Bruggink, son of Darrell and Beth, a Business major entering his junior year at Wisconsin Lutheran College where he will also play basketball. 

Courtney Brown, Jeff and Susan Cota’s daughter, attending UW-Parkside where she is entering her junior year as a Computer Engineer major. 

Cate Ellis, daughter of Michael and Terri, returning to UW-Oshkosh in the fall as a sophomore where she is studying Elementary and Special Education. 

Anna Hemze, Brad and Carol’s daughter, a graduate of The University of Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology … Congratulations, Anna! 

Erin Hemze (Brad and Carol) just completed her sophomore year at UW-Eau Claire as an Education major. 

Emily Blunt, Amy and Mike Johnson’s daughter, will return to the University of Wisconsin this fall as a sophomore. Emily is studying Communicative Sciences and Disorders. 

Luke Johnson (Amy and Mike) is in his final year at Waukesha County Technical College where he is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. 

Daniel McNeely, son of Mark and Lora, graduated from UW-Whitewater in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Marketing … Way to go, Dan! 

Jessica McNeely (Mark and Lora) is enrolled at UW-La Crosse as a junior where her major area of study is Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. 

Megan McQuin, daughter of Sarah and Kevin, is expecting to graduate from UW-Milwaukee in December with a degree in Nursing. 

Casey McQuin (Sarah and Kevin) recently completed her sophomore year at Milwaukee School of Engineering where she is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. 

Danny Storts, Mike and Debe’s son, completed his sophomore year studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. 

We wish all the scholarship recipients continued success in their pursuits!