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Local student awarded UI scholarship for study abroad

(EDITORS: A student from your readership area has been awarded a scholarship from the University of Iowa. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown and state. Included are the students' names, majors and their field of study.)

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student's name) of (hometown/address) is one of 20 University of Iowa students to receive a $1,000 Presidential Scholarship for study abroad.

The scholarships, created in 1983 by former UI President James O. Freedman, are designed to help defray the expenses associated with study abroad for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students are especially encouraged to study abroad in Third World countries. The recipients will spend a minimum of one semester studying in other countries.

The scholarships are funded by the Office of the Provost.

UI President Mary Sue Coleman drew on her own experiences in expressing support for the Presidential Scholarships.

"Students often tell me that a transforming moment in education is realizing how their own culture appears from the outside," Coleman said. "I have certainly found this to be true in the experience of our family. Even a short stint in another country helps us rethink our assumptions and attitudes and confront prejudices we don't even know we have. I am delighted that Iowa students who travel abroad are well on their way to becoming world citizens, and I am very proud that our Presidential Scholarships help to make such experiences possible."

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IOWA

 COUNCIL BLUFFS: Molly Burns, of 151 Norwood Drive, is a junior majoring in anthropology. She will spend the fall 1997 semester in northwest India.
  Amanda Clark, of 20796 Hwy. 92, is a sophomore majoring in global studies. She will spend the 1997-98 academic year at the University Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile.
 DANVILLE: Aaron Guffey, of 516 South 2nd Ave., is a freshman majoring in environmental engineering. He will spend the 1997-98 academic year at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany.
 DES MOINES: Danielle Choquette, of 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue, is a junior majoring in global studies/anthropology and global health. She'll spend the fall 1997 semester at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
  Rachel Farley, of 4524 Boulevard Place, is a sophomore majoring in Spanish. She will spend the 1997-98 academic year in the Dominican Republic.
  Sarah Lueck, of 2621 Shawnee Avenue, is a sophomore majoring in Spanish. She'll spend fall 1997 semester at La Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.
  Emily Shelton, of 625 40th Street, is a sophomore majoring in economics Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. She will spend the fall semester in Moscow, Russia.
 IOWA CITY: Molly Hanson, of 1163 East Court Street, is a sophomore majoring in English. She will spend the 1997-98 academic year at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
  Shannon Rundell, of 125 N. Vanburen Street, is a sophomore majoring in French. She will spend the spring 1998 semester at the University of Pau in France.
 MUSCATINE: Alan Miller, of 2253 231st Street, is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering. He will spend the spring 1998 semester at Giessen Polytechnic in Giessen, Germany.
  Adrienne Radtke, of 2716 Mulberry, is a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering. She will spend the spring 1998 semester at Giessen Polytechnic in Giessen, Germany.
 SAC CITY: Robert Hass, of 510 South 6th Street, is a sophomore majoring in biology. He will spend the fall 1997 semester visiting nine countries through Semester at Sea, a program through the University of Pittsburgh.
 ZEARING: Alena Honeick, of 102 East Main Street, is a sophomore majoring in social work. She will spend the 1997-98 academic year at the University of Hull in northeast England.

ILLINOIS

 LAKE BLUFF: Alan Szech, of 714 W. Quassey Avenue, is a sophomore majoring in pre-business. He will spend the 1997-98 academic year at the University of Pau in Pau, France.
 MOLINE: James Hazen, of 1892 22nd Avenue, is a sophomore majoring in French and anthropology. He will spend the 1997-98 academic year in La Reunion, a French island off the east coast of Madagascar.
 ROCKTON: Torrie Sullivan, of 765 Salem Street, is a sophomore majoring in Spanish and sociology. She will spend the 1997-98 academic year at the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.

KANSAS

 LAWRENCE: John Gronbeck-Tedesco, of 3036 West Ninth, is a junior majoring in Spanish and American studies. He will spend the spring 1998 semester at the University of Seville in Spain.

MINNESOTA

 CIRCLE PINES: Christina Vail, of 97F South Drive, is a sophomore majoring in social work. She will spend the spring 1998 semester in Merida, Venezuela

MISSOURI

 ST. LOUIS: Sara Crosby, of 6345 Westminster Place, is a junior majoring in English. She will spend the fall 1997 semester in Florence, Italy.

NEW JERSEY
 PRINCETON JUNCTION: Ruth Foxe Blader, of 3 Hereford Drive, is a sophomore majoring in German and English. She will spend her junior year in Freiburg, Germany.

4/22/97