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UI nursing student is Iowa winner of prestigious fellowship

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Teresa Creswell, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Nursing from Montezuma, Iowa, is a recipient of the 1997 Fuld Fellowship from the Helene Fuld Health Trust.

Creswell is the Iowa winner of the fellowship -- there is one winner in each state and from Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Creswell's notification letter said members of the Fuld Fellowship selection committee were impressed with her demonstrated leadership abilities and academic and extra-curricular achievements.

"Teresa has contributed her intellectual skills, energy, enthusiasm and delightful sense of humor to all of her collegiate activities," says Kay Weiler, associate professor of nursing and Creswell's honors advisor. "I am confident that she will be an active participant in the program and will be an excellent representative of the UI College of Nursing and the state of Iowa."

The Fuld Fellowship allows nursing students to attend nursing conferences to expand their knowledge and interact with colleagues from around the country. This year, the fellowship will fund Creswell's travel to the annual convention of the National Student Nurses Association, April 9-13 in Phoenix, Ariz.; and the International Council of Nurses 1st Quadrennial Congress, June 13-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Creswell has traveled extensively throughout the world and is currently exploring nursing options in China after graduation. She says she saw the fellowship as a "foot in the door" toward a career in international nursing.

Creswell has participated in the College of Nursing's Honors Program, has qualified for the Dean's List three times and has received numerous other honors from the College of Nursing. She also served as chair of the College of Nursing's recent Progressive Nursing Day.

4/10/97