CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 16, 1999
UI College of Liberal Arts announces graduates with
highest academic standing
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Linda Maxson, dean of the University
of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, has announced the winners of the Ernest R.
Johnson Memorial Prizes for the two students graduating with the highest and
second highest academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts. Matthew Kevin
Reischl of Greendale, Wis. earned the highest academic standing, and Natalie
Rene Swalla of Marshalltown earned the second highest standing.
Students eligible for consideration were those earning
"highest distinction" during the graduation periods in August 1998, December
1998, and May 1999. More than 2,000 College of Liberal Arts graduates achieved
this level of academic distinction. Johnson Memorial Prize winners are students
of stellar academic achievements whose grade point averages routinely exceed
Reischl, who will graduate in May, is a student in both
the Tippie College of Business Administration and the College of Liberal Arts,
having entered the combined degree program with majors in finance and in economics.
Swalla will also graduate in May with a double major in
mathematics and computer science.