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Release: May 13, 1999

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21 UI sport, health, leisure and physical studies students win scholarships

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Department of Sport, Health, Leisure, and Physical Studies has awarded scholarships to 21 graduate and undergraduate students in the department. The scholarships, which range from $500 to full tuition, room, board and books for one semester, are for use during the 1999-2000 academic year.

Scholarship recipients are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa towns listed first:

IOWA

ANAMOSA: Doug West, graduate student, Gladys Scott Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1972 to honor to former head of the Department of Physical Education and Dance. The award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who possess high professional and personal standards.

BETTENDORF: Angela Pirerra, graduate student, Gladys Scott Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1972 to honor to former head of the Department of Physical Education and Dance. The award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who possess high professional and personal standards.

CEDAR FALLS: Katie Boutott, senior, Halsey Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1950 in honor of Elizabeth Halsey who was head of the UI Department of Physical Education from 1924-1955.

DAVENPORT: Amie Bauer, senior, Gladys Scott Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1972 to honor to former head of the Department of Physical Education and Dance. The award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who possess high professional and personal standards.

ELGIN: Joan Griebenow, freshman, Gladys Scott Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1972 to honor to former head of the Department of Physical Education and Dance. The award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who possess high professional and personal standards.

IOWA CITY: Jan Bussewitz, senior, Homewood Scholarship $600. This scholarship is supported primarily by alumnae who graduated with a Ph.D. from the UI Department of Physical Education for Women. Jaime Schultz, graduate student, Wells Scholarship. This scholarship, which provides full tuition, room, board and a stipend for books for one semester, was established through a gift from Katherine Wells, who earned her Ph.D. at the UI in 1946 and died in 1995. The scholarship supports female graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching.

NORTH LIBERTY: Rochelle Honey, sophomore, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board, and a book stipend for one semester.

ONAWA: Mary Heisterkamp, senior, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board, and a book stipend for one semester.

SOLDIER: Jenny Mordhorst, senior, Taylor Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship fund was created by the Alumnae Association of the Department of Physical Education for Women to honor the devoted service of Professor Miriam Taylor, who died in 1974.

WEST LIBERTY: Candy Barnhill, graduate student, Bell Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Mary Monroe Bell, who received her Ph.D. from the UI in 1955.

CALIFORNIA

OAKLAND: Tamar Semerjian, graduate student, Wells Scholarship. This scholarship, which provides full tuition, room, board and a stipend for books for one semester, was established through a gift from Katherine Wells, who earned her Ph.D. at the UI in 1946 and died in 1995. The scholarship supports female graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching.

ILLINOIS

CRETE: Katie Boehner, senior, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.

FRANKFORT: Cheryl Kelly, graduate student, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.

NORTHBROOK: Susan Laura Alfini, senior, Taylor Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship fund was created by the Alumnae Association of the Department of Physical Education for Women to honor the devoted service of Professor Miriam Taylor, who died in 1974.

SPRINGFIELD: Christine Matheis, senior, Fox Scholarship, $500. This scholarship was established in honor of Margaret Fox, the former head of the Physical Education and Sport Studies Department.

MINNESOTA

ST. CLOUD: Angela St. Pierre, graduate student, Bell Scholarship, $1,000. This scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Mary Monroe Bell, who received her Ph.D. from the UI in 1955.

OHIO

DELAWARE: Shelley Lucas, graduate student, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.

OREGON

MEDFORD: Theresa Walton, graduate student, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.

CANADA

REGINA BEACH, SASKATCHEWAN: Laura Chase, graduate student, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.

JAPAN

KYOTO: Naomi Yoshioka, senior, Spencer Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 1985 in honor of C. Pauline Spencer, a 1923 graduate of the UI, provides full tuition, room, board and a book stipend for one semester.