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Release: March 6, 2000

UI College of Liberal Arts awards scholarships

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several University of Iowa students planning to continue their studies in liberal arts for the 2000-2001 academic year were awarded a series of scholarships, Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, announced recently. Students were selected on the basis of specific scholarship criteria or because of their academic promise, academic accomplishments or special challenges in their backgrounds or current circumstances.

Following are the scholarship winners listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first:

Iowa

Breda: Sara Lynn Lemker, a senior majoring in psychology and theatre arts was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture;

Donnellson: Shelly L. Millmier, a senior majoring in actuarial science and mathematics, was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture;

Dundee: Kate Dower Lechtenberg, a junior English major, was awarded the Edward Prichett Scholarship, in the amount of $800;

Garner: William Patrick Nedved, a junior theatre arts major, was awarded the Mary Pelechek Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, which is given to a student majoring in art, dance, music or theatre;

Iowa City: Elizabeth Bisbey-Kuehn, a junior geography major, was awarded an Alexander Kern Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500;

Knoxville: Amy C. Blair, a junior pre-med biology major, was awarded the Velma Stuit Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, which is given to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in public service;

Logan: Megan Suzanne O'Neill, a sophomore majoring in exercise science was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture;

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UI College of Liberal Arts awards scholarships -- 2

Manchester: Jennifer Lynn Wade, a junior majoring in environmental sciences was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture;

Meservey: Anna K. Sprau, a junior majoring in pre-actuarial science was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture; Muscatine: Merideth L. Bentley, a senior global studies, pre-law major, was awarded an Alexander Kern Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500; David Craig Theobald, a junior mathematics and computer science major, was awarded the Richard J. Odem Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, which is given to an undergraduate in mathematics, statistics or economics;

Paton: Brooke C. Swanson, a junior majoring in pre-actuarial science was awarded a George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in the amount of $1,300, which is given every spring to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture;

Illinois

McHenry: Christine L. Powers, a senior political science and philosophy major, was awarded an Alexander Kern Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500;

Oak Park: Jolie M. Chrisman, a senior music and mathematics major, was awarded the Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000;

Minnesota

Champlin : Melinda Diane Curphy, a junior anthropology major, was awarded the Margaret Foster Hoff Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000;

Missouri

St. Louis: James Eric Leach, a junior art major, was awarded the Mary Campbell Tow Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000;

China

Wei Jiang, a sophomore computer science major, was awarded the Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000

Ethiopia

Yewebdar Tadesse, a first-year student interested in economics and sociology, was awarded the Don L. and Julia L. Love Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.