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Release: June 28, 2000

Iowa City resident named president of National I-Club

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gary Hughes of Iowa City has been named 2000-2001 president of the National I-Club, the University of Iowa Foundation's fundraising organization for annual contributors to men's and women's athletics.

Hughes, a member of the Johnson County I-Club Board, past recipient of the Hawk of the Year Award and longtime Hawkeye supporter, has served on the National I-Club Board since 1986.

Other 2000-2001 I-Club officers are Nolden I. Gentry of Des Moines, first vice president;
L. Wayne Wood of Davenport, second vice president; and Darold Sindt of Keystone, third vice president. Kevin Krause of Davenport was named to the executive committee. Barry Crist of West Des Moines is past president.

John Alt of Minneapolis and Phil Tyler of Creston were elected as new members of the I-Club board at the group's June meeting.

The I-Club has more than 11,000 members representing nearly every state in the nation. Hawkeye fans who contribute $40 or more annually to UI men's and/or women's athletic programs are members of the I-Club. Gifts are made through the UI Foundation, the preferred channel of support for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.