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Release: May 11, 1999

UI College of Education honors top students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa’s College of Education presented (NAME OF STUDENT) with the (NAME OF AWARD) during a special awards ceremony May 10.

The awards and scholarships are given annually to some of the top students in the UI College of Education and are based on academic achievement and potential for success in a particular field within education, among other criteria.

"I’ve been very impressed with the growth in the number of the awards and quality of the recipients," said Richard Shepardson, acting dean of the College of Education.

New this year is the Barry Bratton Memorial Award, established by Bratton’s partner, Marlys Dunphy, in honor of the late associate professor in the College of Education’s Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations.

Bratton, who died in 1997 at the age of 53, came to the UI in 1975 as a project director of instructional development in the College of Medicine. He joined the College of Education faculty in 1976, where he taught in the Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) Program until poor health forced him to retire.

The Bratton award is intended to be given to an "outstanding graduate student in Instruction Design and Technology who displays commitment to the field and evidence of exceptional promise."

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Recipients for whom hometown information was available are listed first, followed by all other recipients in alphabetical order.

IOWA

ANKENY: Stephanie K. Siddens, who is working on her Ph.D. in educational psychology, received the T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology, educational measurement and statistics, school psychology, counseling psychology or instructional design and technology.

COGGAN: Thomas W. Klug, who is working on a master of arts degree in rehabilitation counselor program, received the Leonard A. Miller Memorial Scholarship Award, presented to a first-year master of arts student in Rehabilitation Counseling who has the potential to become an outstanding rehabilitation counselor practitioner.

DAVENPORT: Claudia Gabriela Gomez Cruz, who is graduating this May with a master of arts degree in student development in postsecondary education, received the Paul Opstad Award, presented to a graduate student whose career or scholarly interests focus on the concerns and needs of international students; Shannon K. Ivory, who is working on her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a specialization in reading, received the Jack Bagford Elementary Education Scholarship, presented to a student in elementary education -- either graduate or undergraduate -- who will be student teaching during the school year following the reward.

DES MOINES: Christiana Nelissen, who received her master of arts degree in teaching last December and is working as a long-term substitute teacher at Weeks Middle School in Des Moines, received the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it to innovation and creativity shown during the experience.

IOWA CITY: Kristin Bush, who is graduating this May with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, received the Duane D. Anderson Scholarship, presented to a transfer student from an Iowa community college and who is enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

KEOTA: Victoria Krajewski, who recently accepted a position teaching English and drama, received the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it pertains to innovation and creativity shown during the experience.

OTTUMWA: Elizabeth A. Dew, who is working on her Ph.D. in counseling psychology, received the James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology or an allied field who is entering the dissertation phase of the program.

ILLINOIS

CRYSTAL LAKE: Dawn M. Martell, who is working on a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, received the Lloyd Smith Scholarship, presented to an outstanding student in the area of elementary social studies.

MAINE

FARMINGDALE and SCARBOROUGH: Amy B. Hendrickson, who is working on her Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics, received the Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Scholarship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational measurement and statistics.

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY: Carolyn C. Gelder, who is working on master of arts degrees in developmental reading and educational psychology, received the Betty Piercy Award, presented to a student in reading who will benefit the field in some direct way.

KOREA

Minsik Hong, who is working on a Ph.D. in the educational administration program, received the Harvey H. Davis Award, presented to an outstanding student in educational administration or higher education, particularly a student interested in the financing of education.

TAIWAN

Chiou-Yueh Shyu, who is working on a Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics, received the Melvin R. Novick Award, presented to a doctoral student who has shown outstanding academic performance and promise of the highest level of achievement in research in the field of educational measurement and research.

Yu-Fang Tsai, who is working on a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, received the Irwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship, presented to a full-time international student enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

OTHER AWARD RECIPIENTS

J. Joe Bishop, who is working on a Ph.D. in social studies education, received the Howard R. Jones Achievement Award, presented to a student in a graduate program in the College of Education who has made a noteworthy scholarly presentation at a national professional conference or who has published a significant scholarly article in a reputable professional journal or other substantial printed work.

Jane Bolgatz, who is working on a Ph.D. in the social studies education program, received a

Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Minniette Bucklin, who is graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English and psychology, received a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding senior who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Jennifer Coyne Cassata, who is working on a Ph.D. in educational psychology, received the James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology or an allied field who is entering the dissertation phase of the program.

Marilyn B. Fehn, who is working on a master’s degree in higher education, received the John Leonard Davies Memorial Award, presented to a UI graduate student pursuing a degree in education with continuing education as an area of specialization.

Lamont Flowers, who is working on a Ph.D. in the higher education program, received a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Chuan-Ju Lin, who is working on a Ph.D. in measurement and statistics, received the Franklin D. Stone International Student Award, presented to an outstanding international student pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Education.

Wilene Owens Luper, who is working on a master’s degree in educational administration, received a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding master’s student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Scott McLeod, who is working on a Ph.D. in educational administration, received the Perry Eugene McClenahan Award, presented to an outstanding candidate for an advanced degree in educational administration.

Sarah M. Ross-Lazarov, who is working on a Ph.D. in instructional design and technology (ID&T) with an emphasis in human resources development, received the Barry D. Bratton Memorial Award, presented to an outstanding graduate student in ID&T who displays commitment to the field and evidence of exceptional promise.