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UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication awards nearly $80,000 in scholarships

IOWA CITY, Iowa --The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded nearly $80,000 in scholarships at its Fourth Estate Awards Banquet Friday, March 27. Sharing in the scholarships were 52 undergraduate majors and nine graduate students.

Greyson Purcell, Dewitt, was chosen outstanding graduate of the year by the School's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Also chosen by the Society was Professor Al Talbott for the School's Outstanding Faculty Award.

The awards ceremony included a speech by award-winning investigative reporter, Eric Schlosser. Brian Ross, ABC News Correspondent, was inducted as the 52nd member of the School's Hall of Fame.

For more information about the scholarships or the recipients, contact Jill Fishbaugh, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, (319) 335-3390.

**EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates a scholarship winner in your area. Award recipients are listed alphabetically by hometown, along with a brief description of the award(s) each received.


IOWA

AMANA:

Shelley Oehler, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000). The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

AMES:

Byron Brown, joint M.A./Law student, W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship ($1500). The prize is awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction during the academic year in editorial or interpretive newswriting. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company.

Daniel Nutter, sophomore, Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship ($200). The prize is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in journalism who demonstrates outstanding enterprise and capability in news-gathering and news writing. Reizenstein was for years a reporter, city editor, and contributing editor for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. His writing appeared in Iowa City newspapers over eight decades, beginning in 1880 when he was 11 years old and continuing into 1960.

ANKENY:

Chris Gardner, junior, The Gazette Company Scholarship ($1,000). Initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky III, president of the Gazette Company, this award is made to a needy and deserving junior or senior student in journalism who wishes to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

ATLANTIC:

Melissa Miller, junior, Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in journalism who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School of Journalism, was editor of Parade magazine as well as a magazine consultant.

Lin Ly, senior, Kappa Tau Alpha 1998 top scholar.

BELLE PLAINE:

Charles Blount, senior, William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship ($500). The prize is an award established in 1993 by Professor Maulsby's granddaughter, Susan Redfern, to be given to a journalism major who plans to teach high school journalism, has a 2.7 or above grade point average, and has financial need. Preference will be given to a senior in the Teacher Education Program. Beginning in 1919 William S. Maulsby was the first person to teach exclusively journalism courses at the University of Iowa.

BETTENDORF:

Lana Zak, senior, The Gazette Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a minority journalism major planning a career in print or broadcast journalism. Preference is given to students who are from eastern Iowa and who plan to remain in Iowa after graduation.

Jesse Wells, junior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. Wells, was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

CARLISLE:

Matt Snyder, B.A. 5/97, Philip D. Adler Daily Iowan Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to the outstanding Daily Iowan staffer who has worked at The Daily Iowan for at least three months prior to the scholarship application, and who shows promise for a career in journalism. The award originally was established by the late Adler, who was editor of The Daily Iowan in 1925 and graduated from the School of Journalism in 1926. The award is funded by The Daily Iowan.

CEDAR RAPIDS:

Matt Visek, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000). The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

CONRAD:

Jonathan Meester, senior, Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo Scholarship ($500). This award, which has been sponsored by the Gazette since 1950, is made to a Daily Iowan photographer whose work is regarded as the best pictorial journalism to be published in The Daily Iowan during the academic year.

DAVENPORT:

Stephan Ilten, senior, Dorothy Rubenstein Journalism Award ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a worthy journalism student, preferably a resident of Iowa. This award was established in 1996 by Dorothy Rubenstein, a 1932 J-MC School graduate.

Kristen Mullin, senior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a woman journalism senior on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship for his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, who was a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her newswriting.

Willene Owens, B.A. 12/97, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company.

Michael Triplett, senior, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Newspaper ($2,500). The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors, and/or master's professional students majoring in journalism who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence, and participation in extracurricular activities. One award is given in each of these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. The award honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

DES MOINES:

Jeffry Clayton, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000). The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Patrick Keller, senior, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Editorial ($2,500). The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors, and/or master's professional students majoring in journalism who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence, and participation in extracurricular activities. One award is given in each of these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. The award honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

Susan Ode, junior, Alan Waxenberg Scholarship ($1,000). Preference is given to a master's professional female student who is interested in a career in the magazine field. The award was started by Waxenberg's family and friends in honor of the 60th birthday. A 1956 graduate, he was formerly the editor of Good Housekeeping magazine and is currently vice president and publisher of Victoria magazine.

David Selden, sophomore, Charles H. Weller Scholarship ($200). The prize is awarded to a journalism student for excellence in the graphic arts. This award was established in honor of

Charles H. Weller, who was the first director of the School of Journalism, and served from 1924-1927.

DEWITT:

Greyson Purcell, senior, Fred Pownall Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a senior male who has shown great potential as a journalist of high competence. This award was established in 1976 by students and friends of Pownall, former faculty member of the School of Journalism and for some 20 years, beginning in 1935, publisher of Student Publications at UI. Purcell was also named Outstanding Graduateby the UI chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The prize is awarded to the outstanding J-MC School graduate in journalism determined on the basis of character, scholarship, and competence to perform journalistic tasks. Recipients must be members of SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists). It is selected by members of the Richard Johns Chapter of SPJ.

DUBUQUE:

Mike Weiler, junior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($750). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing, and absence of news editorializing.

DYSART:

Jodi Boyce, junior, John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Scholarship ($500). The prize is awarded to a student majoring in journalism who has achieved distinction in interpretive or investigative reporting. The award was established in 1964 by Roy Bazire, a 1939 J-MC School graduate.

EVANSDALE:

Christopher Snider, senior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest, and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry, and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE:

Maya Anaokar, Ph. D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Brian Atkinson, Master's Professional student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Ralph Beliveau, Ph. D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student-Teaching ($500). The prize is awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities.

Valica Boudry, Master's Professional student, G. Tauchner Reporting Scholarship for Interpretation of Health Science ($200). Gerald Tauchner was assistant director of the UI Health Center News. Upon his death in 1986, his parents established this scholarship. It honors a student for a news or feature story interpreting a health-related research finding by a University of Iowa faculty member.

Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Ph.D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student-Research ($500). The prize is awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities. Darling-Wolf, was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Jonathan Game, Ph. D. candidate, Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Scholarship ($250). The prize is awarded to the editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry in recognition of contributions in support of mass communication scholarship. Carl Nelson, a 1931 graduate of Iowa, for many years headed up a leading media research firm, Carl Nelson Research, Inc., based in Chicago. He died in 1966.

Nancy Fandel, Master's student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Sara Kennedy, senior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest, and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry, and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

KEOKUK:

Cristina McNamara, , junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

LELAND:

Jamie Ambroson, junior, Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a junior journalism major who shows the greatest potential for leadership and editorial achievement in newspaper or broadcast journalism. This annual award has been endowed with a gift from the Lee Foundation to honor Philip D. Adler, a 1926 J-MC School alumnus and longtime president of Lee Enterprises. Adler also was the publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat.

LONG GROVE:

Angela Tague, junior, Westbrook Pegler Scholarship ($500). The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has demonstrated a particular interest in and awareness of the responsibility and immense power of the press. Westbrook Pegler, who died in 1964, was a widely-known newspaper columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. His papers and copies of his books are housed at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch. Pegler was not a graduate of Iowa. The award is supported by a friend of the University of Iowa.

LUZERNE:

Robin Bennett, senior, The Gazette Company Scholarship ($1,000). Initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky III, president of the Gazette Company, this award is made to a needy and deserving junior or senior student in journalism who wishes to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

MANNING:

Rebecca Gruhn, senior, James W. Blackburn Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior journalism major and based on potential for a successful journalism career, character and personality, and on the nature and quality of extracurricular activities. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was an alumnus of the University of Iowa and founder of Blackburn & Company, a media brokerage firm. In 1991 Blackburn was one of 60 men and women elected to the Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to the "Fifth Estate."

MARSHALLTOWN:

Christine Long, senior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest, and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry, and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

Long was also awarded a John F. Murray Scholarship in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. Long was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MOUNT VERNON:

Dennis Herrick, Master's student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MURRAY:

Josh Porter, Master's Professional student, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($300). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, extracurricular activity and a UI GPA of 4.0 and above. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company.

PERRY:

Anne Walstrom, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

REMSEN:

Shana Wingert, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000). The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Wingert was also awarded a John F. Murray Scholarship in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. Wingert was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

RUNNELLS:

Angy Peterson, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Kathryn Trim, senior, Bruce A. Harrison Memorial Scholarship ($750). The prize is awarded to a deserving and needy journalism major or master's professional student. Harrison received his master's degree in journalism in 1967 and died in 1994. This scholarship was established in his memory by family and friends.

SCRANTON:

Kristi Blanshan, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000). The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

SIOUX CITY:

Erin Jordan, junior, Liechty Scholarship in Journalism ($1,200). The prize is awarded to a deserving and needy journalism junior or senior. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate sound academic ability and a desire to pursue a journalism career. This award was established in 1995 from Mrs. Ailene Liechty in memory of her husband, E. Jack Liechty.

STORM LAKE:

Steven Stepanek, Ph. D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WEST DES MOINES:

Diana Coburn, senior, Conger Reynolds Achievement Scholarship ($300). The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has made outstanding contributions in the public relations area. Reynolds, who taught some of the early journalism courses at the University of Iowa, was for 26 years director of public relations for the Standard Oil Company of Indiana. A number of his friends established this fund in his honor. Coburn was also awarded the Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship ($250). The recipient must be an undergraduate journalism major who has demonstrated leadership in PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and achieved academic excellence. Gordon B. Strayer, 1951 master's graduate, worked for University Relations for more than 40 years. A national leader in public relations, he retired in 1991.

Erin Foster, senior, Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in journalism who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field.

Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School of Journalism, was editor of Parade magazine as well as a magazine consultant.

WOODWARD:

Brenda Kline, junior, Ward Crowley Scholarship ($1,000). The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior studying broadcast journalism. The student will display a financial need and carry at least a 3.0 GPA. This award was established by Ward R. Crowley, a 1950 graduate of the School of Journalism who spent most of his working life in radio and television advertising sales.


ILLINOIS

NORMAL

Kathryn Phillips, senior, Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to an undergraduate student who is maintaining at least a 2.75 grade point average, who is interested in women's issues and social change, and who displays great promise in the ability to write about these issues. Judy Klemesrud was a 1961 graduate of the J-MC School and a reporter for the New York Times. Upon her death in 1985, family, friends and colleagues established this scholarship.

CHICAGO:

Ralph Beliveau, Ph. D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student-Teaching ($500). The prize is awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities.

DOWNERS GROVE:

Emily Shack, junior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($750). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing, and absence of news editorializing.

ELGIN:

Tracy Bushman, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MUNDELEIN:

Matthew Weitzel, B.A. 12/97, James F. Fox Scholarship ($500). Awarded to a journalism major who has been active in the campus chapter of PRSSA, plans a career in public relations and has a GPA of at least 3.0 in journalism and mass communication courses. James F. Fox, a 1940 graduate of the School of Journalism, established the scholarship. Fox, one of the world's leading public relations practitioners for many years, is now retired. He was inducted into the School's Hall of Fame in 1971.

NAPERVILLE:

Doris Lee, sophomore, Wilbur C. Peterson Scholarship ($300). Awarded to a deserving journalism student. The award was established in 1966 by students and friends of Peterson, a faculty member in the School of Journalism from 1951 to 1966.

ORLAND PARK:

Randy Kouba, B.A. 12/97, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Broadcast ($2,500). The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors, and/or master's professional students majoring in journalism who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence, and participation in extracurricular activities. One award is given in each of these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. The award honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

ROCKFORD:

Rachael Crigler, sophomore, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($300). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, extracurricular activity and a UI GPA of 4.0 and above. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company.

WHEATON:

Alicia Parker, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($1,500). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates professional promise and academic excellence and who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 J-MC School alumnus. Parker was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WILMETTE:

Catherine McGinley, senior, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Public Relations ($2,500). The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors, and/or master's professional students majoring in journalism who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence, and participation in extracurricular activities. One award is given in each of these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. The award honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.


KANSAS

WICHITA:

Nathan Hill, senior, Mark Westerbeck Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a deserving journalism student who demonstrates ability in investigative journalism, magazine writing, and editing. Westerbeck, who graduated from the School in 1975, worked as a newspaper reporter and then, at the time of his death in 1988 at the age of 35, as a highly successful trade publications editor. The award was established by his friends and is supported by his parents.


MICHIGAN

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP:

Melanie Mesaros, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($1,500). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates professional promise and academic excellence and who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 J-MC School alumnus.


MINNESOTA

DULUTH:

Gregory Kirschling, junior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. Kirschling was also awarded the Jerry Parker Feature Writing Scholarship ($500). This award is made to a junior journalism major. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding achievement in feature writing, extracurricular feature writing, and overall academic excellence. Jerry Parker graduated from Iowa in 1961 and was a talented reporter and feature writer for Newsday at the time of his death in 1985.

SAINT PETER:

Roger Kuznia, junior, Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship ($200). The prize is awarded to a junior committed to a career in community and news and editorial journalism.

Leon Barnes was the publisher of the Northwood (Iowa) Anchor for 30 years.


NEBRASKA

OMAHA:

Peggy Kozal, senior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a woman journalism senior on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship for his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, who was a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her newswriting.


PENNSYLVANIA

EDINBORO:

Brian Atkinson, Master's Professional student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

HARRISBURG:

Fred Gingerich Longenecker, Master's student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.


SOUTH DAKOTA

BROOKINGS:

Matt Cecil, Ph.D. student, J.Y. Bryan Prize ($500). The prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate journalism major solely on the basis of meritorious and published work in the field of investigative reporting or interpretive photography. Bryan, who died in 1988, was a 1940 alumnus of the University of Iowa.


UTAH

SANDY:

Chadwick Graham, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest, and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry, and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.


VIRGINIA

FAIRFAX:

Keith Perine, senior, Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship ($1,500). An award established by Mrs. Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Dr. Kent Moeller, in 1992 for her 90th birthday to honor her commitment to the art and craft of writing. Given annually to a graduating senior who plans a career in the field of mass communication, and who has demonstrated outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media. Perine was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.


WISCONSIN

WAUWATOSA:

Evelyn Lauer, senior, Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship ($300). The prize is awarded to the outstanding senior on the basis of leadership, academic performance, and promise of success in journalism. Schumacher, a 1931 alumnus of Iowa, was a well-known executive and management consultant. He died in 1975. This award is given along with the engraved Luther A. Brewer Key and the John Hamilton Johnson Memorial Prize in Journalism ($50) to an outstanding senior who shows promise of future professional success in journalism. This award has been given continuously since the School of Journalism was established in 1924. It was first offered by Luther A. Brewer, one of the first journalism teachers at the University of Iowa.

Lauer was also awarded the Dorothy Pownall Scholarship ($2,000). The prize is awarded to a senior female who has shown great potential as a journalist of high competence. This award was established in 1977 to honor Mrs. Pownall, a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. She was the wife of Fred Pownall, who for many years was associated with the School of Journalism and The Daily Iowan.. Lauer was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.


MALAYSIA

Loh Sook, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($250). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. Loh Sook was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.


REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

Boon Ngee (Andy) Toh, Master's Thesis student, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($300). The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, extracurricular activity and a UI GPA of 4.0 and above. These scholarships were created under the will of Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of the man who rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company.


UKRAINE

Veronica Khokhlova, Master's Professional student, Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Scholarship ($300). This prize is awarded to an international student (i.e., a non-United States citizen) in the master's professional program. The Zweibans were immigrants who came to the United States from Eastern Europe in the second decade of the 1900s. Neither had the resources to gain a higher education, although ultimately they attained the means to help their own children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and now, students in the J-MC School. Ruth Zweiban died in 1986 and Morris Zweiban in 1991.


UNITED KINGDOM

GUILDFORD, SURREY:

Maya Anaokar, Ph. D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

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