La Crosse—An area student has earned top graduation honors at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Courtney Mumm, a 2013 graduate of Lancaster High School, received one of the Murphy Awards for Academic Excellence, which recognizes the university’s top two graduating scholars as chosen by the Scholarship and Awards Committee. A grant from the Murphy Foundation created the awards in 1980. Marjorie P. Murphy, foundation president, cited a desire to recognize outstanding and exceptional scholastic ability. Mumm received $1,000.
Mumm graduated May 14 with degrees in statistics, with an actuarial science concentration, and finance, with a risk, insurance and financial planning concentration.
During college, Mumm was treasurer of the UWL Volunteering Within Club, vice president of the UWL Actuary Science Club, a statistics tutor at the Murphy Learning Center, and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the UWL Mathematics and Statistics Club. She earned numerous scholarships.
Mumm interned with UWL’s Statistical Consulting Center and presented research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in spring 2016. She also participated in the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition.
Mumm has been hired as an actuarial analyst for State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington, Ill. She is the daughter of Jim and Sue Mumm of Lancaster.