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Release: March 29, 1999

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UI journalism school awards $110,000 in scholarships at annual banquet

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded $110,000 in scholarships at its Fourth Estate Awards Banquet Friday, March 26.

Sharing in the scholarships were 52 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate students. Shana Wingert of Remsen was selected the outstanding senior by the school's faculty. Angela Tague of Long Grove, Ill., was chosen as the outstanding graduate of the year by the School's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar award recognized two students this year -- Wingert and Jesse Wells of Bettendorf -- in recognition of their graduating with the highest scholastic standing.

The John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Research was presented to Mia Consalvo of Iowa City. The John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Teaching was presented to Matt Cecil of Brookings, S.D.

The awards ceremony included a presentation by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in editorial cartooning, Joel Pett, political cartoonist of the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader. Diane Ying, editor in chief of Commonwealth Monthly, advisor to Taiwanese President Lee Tenghui and recipient of a 1996 UI Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement, was inducted as the 53rd member of the school's Hall of Fame.

At the conclusion of the program, the school kicked off a yearlong celebration in honor of its 75th Anniversary. Five "birthday parties" are planned across the country (Los Angeles - April 13; New York City — May 18; Washington, D.C. — May 19; and Chicago — September) with a culmination of events back in Iowa City Oct. 14-16, 1999 honoring 75 years of journalism education at the University of Iowa.

The following students from Iowa won the awards described below:

AFTON

Andrea Kline, senior, 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. Mr. Fox, one of the world's leading public relations practitioners for many years, is now retired. He was inducted in to the School's Hall of Fame in 1971.

ALGONA

Carrie Wymore, junior, 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. Wymore, was also awarded the W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

AMES

Byron Brown, Master's Professional student, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Editorial ($3,000). 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.

ANKENY

Laura Heinauer, 609 NW 10th St., junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,500). 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. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

ATLANTIC

Mitzi Miller, 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. Mr. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School of Journalism, was editor of Parade magazine as well as a magazine consultant. Miller was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

BETTENDORF

Anne Sherman, junior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

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. Zak was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Jesse Wells, senior, The Kappa Tau Alpha 1999 Top Scholar award in recognition of the graduating with the highest scholastic standing.

BREDA

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

CEDAR FALLS

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

Craig Rieks, Master's Professional student, Bruce A. Harrison Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). The prize is awarded to a deserving and needy journalism major or master's professional student. Mr. Harrison received his master's degree in journalism in 1967, and died in 1994. Family and friends established this scholarship in his memory. Rieks was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

CEDAR RAPIDS

Heather Baker, senior, Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship ($300). 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.

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

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

Douglas Schmitz, Master's Professional student, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

CLINTON

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

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

CRESCO

Connie Davis, Ph.D. candidate, 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. Roy Bazire, a 1939 J-MC School graduate, established the award in 1964. Davis was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

CRESTON

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

CUMMING

Lisa Colonno, 71Meadow Lane, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,500). 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. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name. Colonno was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

DAVENPORT

Jared Smith, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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. Smith was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

DES MOINES

Sarah Lueck, senior, 2621 Shawnee Ave., 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 late Mr. Adler, who was editor of The Daily Iowan in 1925 and graduated from the School of Journalism in 1926, originally established the award. The award is funded by The Daily Iowan. Lueck was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Susan Ode, senior, 2706 Glenwood Drive, 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. Mr. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was an alumnus of the University of Iowa and founder of Blackburn & Company, a media brokerage firm. In 1991 Mr. Blackburn was one of 60 men and women elected to the Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to the "Fifth Estate."

David R. Selden, Jr., junior, 4607 Harwood Drive, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

DYSART

Jodi Boyce, senior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,500). 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.

FARLEY

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

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

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

Jennifer Braginsky, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

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

Kimberly Endris, senior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,500). 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.

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Sara Kennedy, Master's Professional student, 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. Mr. Waxenberg's family and friends in honor of the 60th birthday started the award. A 1956 graduate, he was formerly the editor of Good Housekeeping magazine and is currently vice president and publisher of Victoria magazine.

Christine Long, B.A. Dec. '98, 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.

Christina McNamera, B.A. Dec. ‘98, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Broadcast ($3,000). 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.

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

Debra Venzke, Master's Professional student, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

LELAND

Jamie Ambroson, 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. Ambroson was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MARNE

Kristin Jones, senior, 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 Mr. Ward R. Crowley, a 1950 graduate of the School of Journalism who spent most of his working life in radio and television advertising sales.

MARION

Corrie Dosh, 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. Mr. Adler also was the publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat.

MOUNT PLEASANT

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

NORWALK

Jessica Downs, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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. Downs was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

OTTUMWA

Jacob Speer, 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.

REMSEN

Shana Wingert, senior, Liechty Scholarship in Journalism ($1,500). 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. Wingert was also awarded the Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship ($500). The prize is awarded to the outstanding senior on the basis of leadership, academic performance, and promise of success in journalism. Mr. 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. Wingert was initiated into Kappa Tau Alpha 1999 top scholar award in recognition of the graduating with the highest scholastic standing.

RUNNELLS

Angy Peterson, senior, 2146 SE 82nd St., 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, Iowa. Pegler was not a graduate of Iowa. A friend of the University of Iowa supports the award.

Kathryn Trim, senior, 3881 SE 76th St., Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship ($1,000). 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 School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a reporter for the New York Times. Upon her death in 1985, family, friends, and colleagues established this scholarship. Trim was also awarded the, G. Tauchner Reporting Scholarship for Interpretation of Health Science ($250). 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.

SCHALLER

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

SIOUX CITY

Erin Jordan, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

STORM LAKE

Kelly Wilson, junior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

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STORY CITY

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

URBANDALE

Anne Crees, junior, 2705 71st St., Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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. Crees was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WATERLOO

Carrie Jacobi, junior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

WEST DES MOINES

John Grant, senior, 1100 5th St. #3, 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. Mr. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was an alumnus of the University of Iowa and founder of Blackburn & Company, a media brokerage firm. In 1991 Mr. Blackburn was one of 60 men and women elected to the Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to the "Fifth Estate."

WOODWARD

Brenda Kline, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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.

 

The following students from outside Iowa won the awards described below:

ALABAMA

HAYNEVILLE:

Christy Logan, Master's Professional student, Toni Berry Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). Awarded by Toni Berry's family, which includes J-MC School Professor Venise Berry, this scholarship supports an individual who serves as the supervising editor of NURU, the newspaper published by the University's student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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ILLINOIS

BARTLETT:

Lindsay Harmon, junior, Dorothy Pownall Scholarship ($2,500). 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. Harmon was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

BLOOMINGTON:

Kathryn Phillips, senior, Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship ($2,000). 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.

CARY:

Dana Burkhardt, B.A. Dec. '98, William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship ($750). 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.

DOWNERS GROVE:

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

HOFFMAN ESTATES:

Peter Thompson, 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.

LOMBARD:

Melissa Buttacavoli, junior, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Public Relations ($3,000). 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.

LONG GROVE:

Angela Tague, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarship 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. Tague was also named the Society of Professional Journalists Outstanding Graduate. 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, and selected by members of the Richard Johns Chapter of SPJ. Recipients must be members of SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists).

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MORTON:

Bradley Causey, senior, Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarships ($2,000). Awarded to a junior or journalism major that demonstrates interest and involvement in extracurricular activities at The University of Iowa. This fund was initiated at the bequest of Roy H. Pollack in memory of his wife Linda Perrin Taber Pollack. Causey was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MATTESON:

Erin Barnes, sophomore, Wilbur C. Peterson Scholarship ($500). Awarded to a deserving journalism student. The award was established in 1966 by students and friends of Peterson, a faculty member I the School of Journalism from 1951 to 1966.

MUNDE LEIN:

Jason Klabacha, junior, Ben Silver Broadcast Scholarship ($2,000). Awarded to a journalism major who will pursue a career in broadcast journalism. This award was established by a gift from Ben Silver, a 1955 graduate of the School.

RIVER FOREST:

Stephanie Russo, 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.

SCHAMBURG:

Eric Petersen, senior, Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship ($200). The prize is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in journalism who demonstrates outstanding enterprise and capability in newsgathering and news writing. Mr. 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.

WHEATON:

Arianne Nardo, junior, W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

INDIANA

NOTRE DAME:

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

KANSAS

WICHITA:

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

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MAINE

BIDDEFORD:

Mia Consalvo, Ph.D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Research ($500). Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to research. Consalvo was also awarded the Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Scholarship ($500). 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.

CAPE ELIZABETH:

Trevor Maxwell, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,500). 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. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

MINNESOTA

CHAMPION:

Erin Crawford, 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. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his name.

DULUTH:

Gregory Kirschling, junior, A.W. Lee Scholarships -- Newspaper ($3,000). 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. Kirschling was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

ST. PETER:

Roger Kuznia, senior, Fred Pownall Scholarship ($2,500). 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 Mr. Pownall, former faculty member of the School of Journalism and for some 20 years, beginning in 1935, publisher of Student Publications at UI. Kuznia was also 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. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Teaching ($500). Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to teaching. Cecil was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

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WISCONSIN

MADISON:

Tara Carter, senior, Conger Reynolds Achievement Scholarship ($300). The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has made outstanding contributions in the public relations area. Mr. 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. Carter was also initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

VERONA:

Rachel Ballweg, 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. Mr. Adler also was the publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat.

KOREA

SEOUL:

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

MALAYSIA

Sok Lin Lim, 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 passed away in 1986 and Morris Zweiban in 1991.

THIALAND

Suda Ishida, Ph.D. candidate, 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. Mr. 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.

VIET NAM

HANOI:

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