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Release: Immediate

Student honored at University of Iowa Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name) of (hometown) was among those honored at the eighth annual University of Iowa Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet Thursday, May 14. (She/He) won the (name of award) given by (college, department or program).

The Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet offers the university and its students something special. Established in 1990 by the Graduate College, Special Support Services and Men's Athletics, the event is designed to publicly recognize minority students receiving professional, graduate, and undergraduate degrees. Each of the UI's 10 colleges selects a student to receive the Dean's Achievement Award. In addition, students who have been identified by various departments as leaders and role models for their peers are awarded the Student Leadership Award. Awardees are often officers in student organizations, committee memberships, or social groups.

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EDITORS: This release indicates that a University of Iowa student from your readership area is among those who won awards at the banquet mentioned above. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown and state, with Iowa students listed first.

IOWA

 BLOOMFIELD: Vilayphonh Khamphilanouvong, Student Leadership Award, Department of Residence Services
 CLEAR LAKE: Nicolla Medina, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Nursing
 DAVENPORT: Willene Owens Luper, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Education
 DES MOINES: Danielle Alexander, Student Leadership Award, Office of Campus Programs and Student Activities
 IOWA CITY: Lia Hsu-Piper, Student Leadership Award, Opportunity at Iowa; Lois A. Garland, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Pharmacy
 OXFORD: Marcos McPeek, Dean's Achievement Award, Graduate College
 PRINCETON: Maryjean Cerda, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Liberal Arts

 CALIFORNIA

 COMPTON: Shannon Perry, Student Leadership Award, Women's Intercollegiate Athletics
 LOS ANGELES: Phillip Hendrix Jr., Dean's Achievement Award, College of Dentistry

GEORGIA 

CLARKSTON: Precious Muhammad, Student Leadership Award, Career Development Services

ILLINOIS 

BLOOMINGTON: Sejal Sura, Student Leadership Award, Special Support Services
CHICAGO: Venita Lockette, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Business Administration; Darryl Moore, Student Leadership Award, Men's Intercollegiate Athletics
 DOLTON: Gena L. Wells, Student Leadership Award, Honors Program
 PARK FOREST: Antoinette Sallamme, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Medicine
 URBANA: Clyde Mize, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Law

 INDIANA

FORT WAYNE: Tiffany Gooden, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Liberal Arts

MINNESOTA 

RICHFIELD: Fitzgerald Steele Jr., Dean's Achievement Award, College of Engineering

 TEXAS

FORT WORTH: Jennifer L. Bradley, Dean's Achievement Award, College of Law

6/5/98