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Willard L. Boyd III named president of the UI Alumni Association

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Willard L. Boyd III of Des Moines, and a shareholder in the law firm of Nyemaster, Goode, Voigts, West, Hansell and O'Brien, P.C., has been elected 1997-98 president of the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

Boyd, a 1984 UI College of Law graduate and son of former UI President Willard "Sandy" Boyd, succeeds Jo Ellen Bender in the position. While living in Washington, D.C., Boyd played a key role in organizing the 300-member Capital Area Iowa Club.

Joel T.S. Greer, a partner in the Marshalltown law firm Cartwright, Druker and Ryden and a 1978 graduate of the UI College of Law, has been named president-elect of the association. Greer also received a bachelor's degree from the UI in 1975. A member of the Iowa Council and of the Old Capital Club advisory board, Greer also is active with several service clubs in Marshall County.

Seven new board members of the association also have been elected to three-year terms-. They are:

- William Hise of Minnetonka, Minn., assistant secretary and counsel for the Dayton Hudson Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., is a board member at-large. He received a bachelor's degree from the UI in 1958.

- Dr. Molly Moreland of Iowa City, a practicing dentist in Iowa City, is serving a dual position with service on the board and on the Board in Control of Athletics. She received a bachelor's degree from the UI in 1987 and graduated from the College of Dentistry in 1991.

- Katherine "KAP" Linder of Manson, a clinic pharmacist at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, represents the College of Pharmacy. She is a founding member of the College of Pharmacy Alumni Board and a member of the College of Pharmacy Foundation Board. Linder graduated from the UI in 1981.

- David Beckman of Burlington, vice-president of the Iowa State Bar Association and co-author of a monthly column in the American Bar Journal titled, "In Re Technology," represents the College of Law on the association board. He graduated from the College of Law and received an MBA from the College of Business, both in 1976.

- Eva Dahl of Onalaska, Wis., an adjunct professor in the department of oral pathology and a member of the Iowa Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors, will represent the College of Dentistry on the association board. Dahl received a bachelor's degree in 1973, master's degrees in 1979 and 1982, and graduated from the College of Dentistry in 1976, all at the UI.

- Barbara Knapp of Cedar Rapids, chairman of the board and chief executive office of SCI Financial Group, Inc., of Cedar Rapids, will represent the College of Nursing on the association board. She received a master's degree in 1981.

- Pete Jeffries of Arlington, Va., director of the national communications office of the chief deputy Republican Whip Congressman Denny Hastert, will serve as an at-large board member. He was instrumental in organizing the Capitol Area Iowa Club and served as its president for three years. In his spare time, Jeffries serves as the UI representative to the Big Ten Council in Washington, D.C.

Six current members of the board have been elected to a second-three-year term.

- Andrew Hankins of Detroit, chairman of the department of radiology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, will serve as an at-large board member to the association. He was the 1977 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient.

- Amy O'Deen of Swisher, senior assistant director, administration at the UI Hospitals and Clinics and director of the Children's Hospital of Iowa, will serve as an at-large board member. O'Deen is co-coordinator of the UIAA/UIHC Health Outreach Program and serves on a number of campus committees. She received a bachelor's and a master's degree in 1983.

- Chuck Peters of Fairfax, chief executive officer of Breakthrough, will serve as an at-large board member. He has served on the UI College of Business Board of Visitors and as a visiting lecturer. He was the 1989 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient. Peters received a bachelor's degree in 1974 and graduated from the College of Law in 1980.

- Ginny Schreiber of St. Louis, vice president at National Accounts of NM Industries, Inc., St. Louis, will serve as an at-large board member. She co-founded the Gateway Iowa Club of St. Louis, and continues to serve on the club's board of directors. Schreiber received a bachelor's degree in 1969.

- Robert Sherman of Greenwich, Conn., senior vice president and director of the eastern sales division of Merrill Lynch and Co. in New York, will serve as an at-large board member. He received a bachelor's degree in 1964.

- Mary Wilson of Overland Park, Kan., human resources manager for Hallmark Cards, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., will serve as an at-large board member. She is an active member of the Greater Kansas City Iowa Club and serves on the club's board of directors. Wilson received a bachelor's degree in 1971.

8/19/97