CONTACT: Patricia Harris
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
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.