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Release: April 10, 2000

UI journalism school awards $120,000 in scholarships

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships at its Fourth Estate Awards Banquet Friday, April 7.

Sharing in the scholarships were 57 undergraduate majors and seven graduate students. Lindsay Harmon from Bartlett, Ill. was selected the outstanding senior by the school's faculty. Emily Gersema from Radcliffe, Iowa was chosen outstanding graduate of the year by the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The chapter also selected Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kate Corcoran to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award. The Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar award recognized two students this year -- Harmon and Julia Di Gangi from Orland Park, Ill. -- in recognition of graduating with the highest scholastic standing. Both students had perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

The John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Research was presented to Connie Davis of Iowa City, and the John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Teaching was presented to Kevin Moist of Lewistown, Pa.

The awards ceremony included a presentation by ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross. William Hageboeck, a 1928 graduate of the school and former publisher for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, was inducted as the 54th member of the School's Hall of Fame.

Award recipients are listed alphabetically below by hometown, along with a brief description of the award(s) each received.

IOWA

AFTON:

Andrea Kline, senior, Conger Reynolds Achievement Scholarship ($375). 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.

ALGONA:

Carrie Wymore, junior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,700). 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 news writing.

ALTOONA:

Amy Lillard, senior, 401 5th Ave., NW, 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.

ANKENY:

Laura Heinauer, junior, 609 NW 10th St., 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.

Laura Heinauer, junior, 609 NW 10th., Dorothy Pownall Scholarship ($2,200). 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.

BETTENDORF:

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

CAMBRIDGE:

Troy Shoen, junior, 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.

CARTER LAKE:

Corinna Zarek, junior, Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship ($1,800). 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.

CEDAR RAPIDS:

Evita Castine, Master's Professional Student, Alan Waxenberg Scholarship ($500). 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 his 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.

Akwi Nji, junior, 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.

CLINTON:

Shealyn Rentschler, 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.

CRESCO:

Connie Davis, 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.

CRESTON:

Melissa Baker, junior, 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.

CUMMING:

Lisa Colonno, 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.

DAVENPORT:

Lisa Creger, 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.

Carrie Lyle, 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.

Joseph Plambeck, 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.

Brian Ray, junior, 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.

Brett Roseman, 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.

Jared Smith, 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.

Judi Varner, 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.

DES MOINES:

Kara Heinzig, senior, 2318 38th St., 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 Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

David R. Selden, Jr., senior, 4607 Harwood 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."

GREENFIELD:

Gregory Wallace, senior, Liechty Scholarship in Journalism ($2,500). 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.

HILLS:

Steven Cook, senior, Fred Pownall Scholarship ($2,200). 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.

HOLLAND:

Tammara Baker, 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.

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE:

Jennifer Braginsky, 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 Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

Sharon Carrington, 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.

Connie Davis, 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.

Robert Yarborough, senior, Leon Barnes Scholarship ($500). The prize is awarded to a student committed to a career in community and news and editorial journalism. Leon Barnes was the publisher of the Northwood (Iowa) Anchor for 30 years.

KALONA:

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.

LAKE VIEW:

Stacey Kulow, junior, 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, senior, 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.

NORTH LIBERTY:

Deborah Kephart, junior, Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship ($1,800). 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.

NORWALK:

Jessica Downs, 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.

RADCLIFFE:

Emily Gersema, 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.

Emily Gersema, senior, 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 Society of Professional Journalists. Recipients must be members of SPJ.

STORM LAKE:

Kelly Wilson, senior, 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.

STORY CITY:

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

URBANDALE:

Anne Crees, senior, 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.

Kathryn Siebke, senior, 3901 Bayberry Circle, 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.

WATERLOO:

Carrie Jacobi, senior, G. Tauchner Reporting Scholarship for Interpretation of Health Science ($200). 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.

Steve Schmadeke, 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.

WAUKEE:

Christopher Kroon, junior, Ben Silver Broadcast Scholarship ($1,000). 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.

WAVERLY:

Dana Folkerts, 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.

WEST DES MOINES:

Christine Johnson, senior, 308 34th Ct., Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,700). The prize is awarded to a female 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 news writing.

GEORGIA

ALBANY:

Chrystine Doerr, 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.

ILLINOIS

BARTLETT:

Lindsay Harmon, senior, Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship ($300). 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.

Lindsay Harmon, 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.

Lindsay Harmon, senior, Kappa Tau Alpha 2000 top scholar award in recognition of graduating with the highest scholastic standing.

BLOOMINGTON:

Alissa Swango, 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.

DOWNERS GROVE:

Leah Kind, 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 news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company.

LOMBARD:

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

MATTESON:

Erin Barnes, junior, 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."

MUNDELEIN:

Jason Klabacha, senior, 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.

NAPERVILLE:

Holly Hivko, 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 into the School's Hall of Fame in 1971.

Doris Lee, senior, 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 Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

OAK PARK:

Tracy Van Slyke, senior, 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.

ORLAND PARK:

Julia Di Gangi, senior, Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarships ($4,500). Awarded to a junior journalism major who 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.

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

VERNON HILLS:

Ellen Cho, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($2,100). 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.

WHEATON:

Arianne Nardo, senior, 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 news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company.

INDIANA

FORT WAYNE:

Kirk Murray, Master's Professional student, 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.

MAINE

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, senior, 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.

EDEN PRAIRIE:

Timothy McGovern, senior, Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship ($625). The prize is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in journalism who demonstrates outstanding enterprise and capability in news gathering 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.

LAKEVILLE:

Autumn Rasmus, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($2,100). 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.

NEBRASKA

OMAHA:

Sarah Cushman, senior, 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.

Lisa Hemann, 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.

PENNSLYVANIA

LEWISTOWN:

Kevin Moist, 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.

SOUTH DAKOTA

BROOKINGS:

Matt Cecil, Ph.D. candidate, 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.

WISCONSIN

NEENAH:

Katherine Barrett, senior, 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.

VERONA:

Rachel Ballweg, junior, 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.