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Release: May 18, 1999

UI Tippie College of Business honors students for achievements

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa recently honored its most outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition to the individual awards, Delta Sigma Pi was named Outstanding Undergraduate Student Business Organization.

Below is a list of the awards presented and students honored:

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key: Kristin Lee of Mapleton, Iowa; the award is given annually to the graduating student with the highest academic average during the four years of undergraduate study in business.

Outstanding Student Leader: Jessica Fee of Vermillion, S.D. The award recognizes an undergraduate student for outstanding achievement as a student leader.

Caterpillar Corporation Undergraduate Achievement Award: Stacey Benning of Cedar Rapids. The award recognizes a student majoring in management sciences who demonstrates academic achievement, professional development and personal maturity. The award includes a $500 prize provided by the department of management sciences.

The School of Management recently honored two MBA students:

1999 IMPACT Award: Mark Roach of Winterset. Roach was a key player in the success of last fall's IMPACT, which introduces new students to the MBA program. This award recognizes the graduating MBA student who has demonstrated the components of IMPACT (Involvement, Motivation, Professionalism, Achievement, Challenge and Teamwork).

Wall Street Journal Award: Vijay Ramnathan of India. This award recognizes a first- year student who has excelled in the classroom and been active in MBA activities. He has been active in the MBA Association, serving as vice president of international programs.

Some 40 juniors and seniors were also elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business student honor society, which invites students in the top 10 percent of their class to join. They are listed by hometowns:

IOWA

ALTOONA: Scott Thompson

ANKENY: Jaime Garland, Christopher Mein

ARMSTRONG: Jason Heck

BETTENDORF: Adam White

BURLINGTON: Leslie Hirsh, Amanda Wiegard

CEDAR RAPIDS: Jason Weeks, Noreen Niemeyer

CHARITON: Rebeeca Church

CRESCO: Carrie Steele

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Daniel Gardner

DAVENPORT: Karen Carstensen

DECORAH: Pasha Dahlen

IOWA CITY: Eileen Shin, Lisa Thomae

JOHNSTON: Anne Mullenix

KEOKUK: Mark Wemette

MANCHESTER: Adam Palmer

MARSHALLTOWN: Charles Waddilove

MASON CITY: Heather Hoffman

OTTUMWA: Misty Eslinger

ROBINS: Kristine Althoff

PETERSON: Renee Bodenhamer

SPIRIT LAKE: Joshua Harris

URBANDALE: Jennifer Blaha

WAVERLY: Jonathan Taiber

WHITTEMORE: Sheena Simonson

WINFIELD: Sarah Buffington.

ILLINOIS

CAROL STREAM: Stephanie Keuck

GLENDALE HEIGHTS: Christa Watson

LAKE VILLA: Carolyn Short

LANSING: Lisa Olson

MOLINE: Joseph Schauenberg

NAPERVILLE: Kari Keufler, Jennifer Rothman

NORTHBROOK: Michael Manelli

WHEATON: Karen Kregor.

SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION: Jessica Fee