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UI doctoral accounting student awarded scholarship

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa doctoral student Nichole D. Thorne has been awarded one of 18 national $10,000 KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships for the 1996-97 academic year. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years at $10,000 a year.

Thorne completed her undergraduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., and is a certified public accountant. Before entering the UI College of Business Administration's doctorate program, she worked as a senior auditor for five years at Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C.

Started in 1993, the Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship Program is part of a commitment by the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation to increase minority representation not only in accounting programs at colleges and universities, but in the American work force as well.

The scholarship program represents African, Hispanic and Native Americans.

3/27/97