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UI nursing students recognized at Honors Tea

IOWA CITY, Iowa - (Student's name) of (hometown) was recognized at the University of Iowa College of Nursing's annual Honors Tea April 26.

(Last name) received the (name of award(s)), which (description).

DEAN'S LIST (where applicable): (Last name) was named to the Dean's List, which includes undergraduate students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above during a given semester on 12 or more semester hours of graded work, and who have no hours of incomplete or zero.

PRESIDENT'S LIST (where applicable): (Last name) was named to the President's List, which includes undergraduate students who achieve grade-point averages of 4.0 for two consecutive semesters on 12 or more semester hours of graded work, and who have no hours of incomplete or zero.

HONORS PROGRAM (where applicable): (Last name) participated in the College of Nursing Honors Program for 1996-1997. The Honors Program is designed to provide outstanding nursing students with the opportunity to participate in special curricular activities to enrich their academic experience. Students are invited to the Honors Program based on academic performance at the completion of the first clinical nursing course. A 3.5 minimum grade-point average in nursing courses and 3.25 cumulative grade-point average is required.

HONORS GRADUATES (where applicable): (Last name) graduated with honors from the College of Nursing. Students who graduate with honors in nursing must have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average in nursing courses and have completed at least three honors seminars or honors independent studies.

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EDITORS: This release includes information about a nursing student or students from your area. Information about students and awards is listed below alphabetically by state and hometown. Descriptions of the awards follow.

 

IOWA

ADEL: Denise Eby, Dean's List

AMES: Sarah Nichols, Cooperative Education Summer Internship

BETTENDORF: Renee Carpenter-Wells, The Ida Lee Goodsell Scholarship

BURLINGTON: Elizabeth Shaw, Dean's Achievement Award

CALMAR: Janice Hanson, The Evelyn McCann Student Financial Aid Fund

CASCADE: Sherry Conrad, Dean's List, Honors Program

CEDAR FALLS: Matthew Romanin, Honors Graduate

CEDAR RAPIDS: Kelly Estes, Dean's List; Amy Rankin, Honors Program, Dean's List; Jennifer Sadilek, The Oeffner Scholarship for Non-traditional Students

CLARION: Brenda Maxon, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

CLEAR LAKE: Kendra Berge, Dean's List; Jason DeWilde, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

CORALVILLE: Trisha Godard-Shepherd, Dean's List; Denise Kuhn, Dean's List; Diane Zrust, Dean's List, Honors Program

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Brent Evanoff, The LuAnn and Norma L. Gerlach Scholarship, Honors Program, Sloan Scholarship

DAVENPORT: Lisa Larew, Dean's List

DEFIANCE: Teresa Bissen, The Class of 1940 Scholarship, Dean's List, Honors Program

DENISON: Jennifer Lofdahl, The Ida Lee Goodsell Scholarship, Dean's List, Honors Program

DES MOINES: Andrea Freeland, Dean's List; Timothy Kordick, Dean's List; Jennifer Skladany, Honors Program

DONNELLSON: Benjamin Seeley, Dean's List

EDGEWOOD: Kara Wulfekuhle, Nursing Veteran Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency Program (VALOR), Dean's List, Honors Graduate

ELMA: Kristie Schmidt, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

EVERLY: Kurt Englert, Dean's List, Honors Program

FAIRFIELD: Dawn Flournoy, Collegiate Scholar Award

FORT DODGE: Diane Anderson, RN-BSN Distance Education Scholarship; Dawn Ueltschy, Dean's List

FORT MADISON: Kara Willis, Oeffner Minority Scholarship

GARNER: Linda Upmeyer, Collegiate Scholar Award, Honors Graduate

GILMORE CITY: Jean Loney, The Evelyn McCann Student Financial Aid Fund

HAMPTON: Jennifer Lange, Dean's List, Honors Program

HOSPERS: Roma Mouw, President's List

IOWA CITY: Sharon Arbogast, The Pearl Zemlicka Award; Claudia Barber, The Corinne Bowe Scholarship; Helga Bragadottir, The Eloise Z. Leinfelder Fellowship Fund, The Evelyn McCann Student Financial Aid Fund; Lin Fang, The Oeffner Minority Scholarship; Colleen Finnegan, Grace Keeffer Clark Scholarship Fund; The Byron and Flora Mueller Nursing Scholarship; Grace Wormer, ANS Scholarship; Sharon Keating, The Oeffner Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students; Enjoo Lee, The Vivian Dahl Trunnell Graduate Fellowship Fund; Cammy McDermott, Dean's List; Thuy Phan, The Eliose Z. Leinfelder Fellowship Fund; Susan Powers, The Oeffner Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students; Patricia Riley, The Eva H. Erickson Scholar Fellowship, Dean's List;

 

IOWA CITY: James Roth, The Eliose Z. Leinfelder Fellowship Fund; Hsiao-Chen Tang, The Eliose Z. Leinfelder Fellowship Fund; Robyn Wheeler, The Evelyn McCann Student Financial Aid Fund, Grace Wormer, ANS Scholarship, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

LAMONI: Emily Etcheson, Collegiate Scholars Award, Dean's List, Honors Graduate

LONE ROCK: Jessica Behrends, Dean's List

MARION: Ruth Ann Eccles, The Zenobia Tams Gibson Memorial Scholarship; Laura Ramsey, The Ida Lee Goodsell Scholarship, Dean's List, Honors Program;

Robin Niemeier, Dean's List, Honors Program

MARSHALLTOWN: Jennifer Huseboe, Dean's List

MILFORD: Mitchell Dotson, Honors Program

MONTEZUMA: Teresa Creswell, The 1997 Helene Fuld Health Trust Fellowship, The Lu Ann and Norma Gerlach Scholarship, Grace Wormer, ANS Scholarship, Dean's List, Honors Program

MOUNT PLEASANT: Brenda Brown, Dean's List, Honors Program

MOORLAND: Barbara Rathouz, The John Teefy Memorial Scholarship, The Eugene and Elsie Weyler Scholarship Fund, Honors Program

MUSCATINE: Jayna Keller, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

NEWTON: Michele Walker, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

ORCHARD: Colleen Sullivan, Grace Keeffer Clark Scholarship Fund

PARKERSBURG: Lori Wallbaum, Honors Graduate

PEOSTA: Lynn Test, Dean's List, Honors Graduate

PERRY: Emily Wilson, Dean's List

REINBECK: Jamie Caslavka, Honors Program

SPENCER: Renee Larson, RN-BSN Distance Education Scholarship

STANLEY: Deborah Bahe, The Ida Lee Goodsell Scholarship

WATERLOO: Diane Anderson, The Pearl Zemlicka Award;

Dawn Lequatte, Dean's List; Diane Young, The Vivian Dahl Trunnell Graduate Fellowship Fund

WAUKON: JoEllen Anderson, The Eliose Z. Leinfelder Fellowship Fund

WEST BRANCH: Melissa Weismann, Collegiate Scholar Award;

Laura Wick, The Eugene and Elsie Weyler Scholarship Fund, Honors Program

 

ILLINOIS

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Deena Link, The Evelyn McCann Student Financial Aid Award, Dean's List

BARTLETT: Rebecca Pomrenke, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

CHICAGO: Erin Anderson, Dean's List

FLOSSMOOR: Cynthia LaFond, Dean's List

GALENA: Donna Gotto, The Zenobia Tams Gibson Memorial Scholarship

GLENVIEW: Jennifer Tyner, Nurse Veteran Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency Program (VALOR)

LAKE IN THE HILLS: Stephanie Gedzyk, Class of 1940 Scholarship, Dean's List

NAPERVILLE: Susan Garrison, Dean's List, Honors Graduate

OSWEGO: Deborah Januchowski, Dean's List

PEORIA: Kelly Marx, Dean's List

ROCK ISLAND: Michelle Bargren, Dean's List, Honors Program

ROCKFORD: Jennifer Sewell, Honors Program

SILVIS: Lisa Pic, Dean's List

WEST CHICAGO: Kelly Roy, Dean's List

 

KANSAS

KANSAS CITY: Jane Thomas, The Norma Adams Scholarship

OVERLAND PARK: Amy Bornkessel, The Edna S. Antes and

Margaret S. Schreckengast Scholarship Fund in Pediatric Nursing, Grace Wormer, ANS Scholarship, Honors Program

 

MINNESOTA

EDINA: Jennifer Tagatz, Dean's List

LAKEFIELD: Mardel Stedman, RN-BSN Distance Education Scholarship

 

MISSOURI

COLOMBIA: Jeffrey Mees, Dean's List, Honors Program

 

NEBRASKA

LINCOLN: Kami Addison, Dean's List, Honors Graduate

OMAHA: Mary Healey, The Eugene and Elsie Weyler Scholarship Fund, Dean's List, Honors Program; Stephanie Lammert, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship; Erika Olson, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship

 

TEXAS

HOUSTON: Elizabeth Schlesser, Dean's List, Honors Program

 

WISCONSIN

CEDARBURG: Robyn Wittenberg, Cooperative Education Summer Clinical Internship, Dean's List

THIENSVILLE: Amanda Movall, Honors Program

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS

THE NORMA ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to a junior nursing student who is an Iowan, demonstrates promise of high achievement in nursing, and possesses qualities of character and personality that will enhance those nursing skills.

THE EDNA S. ANTES & MARGARET S. SCHRECKENGAST SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN PEDIATRIC NURSING - is awarded to a graduate student with a B.S.N. from the UI with a meritorious undergraduate record and an area study in pediatric nursing/child health.

THE CORINNE BOWE SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, professional promise and are involved in campus and community activities.

GRACE KEEFFER CLARK SCHOLARSHIP FUND - is used to support nursing students who have completed their first year in the College of Nursing. Selection is based on need, grade point and professional promise.

CLASS OF 1940 SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to a student with financial need who demonstrates academic ability and leadership qualities.

COLLEGIATE SCHOLAR AWARD - is awarded to senior students with high grade-point averages who have contributed to university and College of Nursing organizations and to the community.

DEAN'S ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Honors the academic and leadership achievements of graduating students of color. Each college nominates a student who has excelled while attending the UI.

EVA H. ERICKSON SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP --- is awarded to an undergraduate student who has a 3.0 or better grade-point average, shows leadership potential and demonstrates a commitment to graduate study in nursing service administration. As a senior, this student carries the title of Eva H. Erickson Scholar.

1997 HELENE FULD HEALTH TRUST FELLOWSHIP - is awarded to one student from each state. The 1997 fellows were selected on the basis of their grade-point average, interest in international nursing and extracurricular achievements.

THE LU ANN AND NORMA L. GERLACH SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to a student in the College of Nursing who demonstrates professional promise, personal charm, financial need and scholarship.

ZENOBIA TAMS GIBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - is presented to a College of Nursing B.S.N. graduate student pursuing an M.S.N. in community health nursing.

THE IDA LEE GOODSELL SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to aid students interested in pediatric nursing.

ELIOSE Z. LEINFELDER FELLOWSHIP FUND - is awarded to a graduate student in the College of Nursing, who demonstrates financial need and scholastic ability.

EVELYN McCANN STUDENT FINANCIAL AID FUND - is awarded to an undergraduate and/or graduate student in the College of Nursing. Students must demonstrate financial need and scholastic ability.

BYRON AND FLORA MUELLER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND - is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and scholastic ability and plan to be enrolled in the College of Nursing the following semester.

THE OEFFNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS - is awarded to assist mature men and women who demonstrate a critical need for financial assistance with the expenses of tuition, fees and school-related expenses such as child care, family obligations and transportation. Students must be undergraduates in good academic standing and enrolled in a clinical nursing course.

THE OEFFNER MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to a student who is in good academic standing, demonstrates financial need, is admitted to the College of Nursing and belongs to an ethnic or racial group underrepresented within the College of Nursing.

RN-BSN DISTANCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to undergraduate students in distant satellite center sites who demonstrate financial need and academic and professional promise.

SLOAN SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to a nursing student who demonstrates financial need, professional promise and service activities.

THE JOHN TEEFY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - is given to an undergraduate in the College of Nursing who shows professional promise and academic need.

VIVIAN DAHL TRUNNELL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP FUND - provides support for outstanding graduate students.

THE EUGENE AND ELSIE WEYLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND - is awarded to an undergraduate in the College of Nursing who is in the upper 30 percent of his/her academic class; a U.S. citizen; shows financial need; demonstrates a caring attitude and is of high moral character; and whenever possible must have campus and community involvement.

GRACE WORMER, ANS SCHOLARSHIP - is awarded to students who are members of The University of Iowa Association of Nursing Students who have provided extraordinary service and leadership to the College of Nursing and to nursing student peers while maintaining a string academic record.

PEARL ZEMLICKA AWARD - is given to a R.N. student who is currently enrolled in the College of Nursing R.N.-B.S.N. progression program, demonstrates financial need, has a high regard for the profession and demonstrates academic promise.

THE NURSING VETERAN AFFAIRS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY RESIDENCY (VALOR) PROGRAM - honors students who have completed the final semester/quarter of the junior year in nursing school. UI students with a minimum of a 3.0 grade-point average will be selected to participate at a very competitive wage for 3 to 12 months. A maximum of 900 hours may be funded during the academic year.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION SUMMER CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - is awarded to high achieving undergraduates to develop clinical skills through placement in summer employment in hospitals, community health settings and occupational health settings in Iowa and surrounding states. Eligibility for participation requires completion of three semesters of clinical nursing courses and a nursing grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

5/27/97