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Release: May 8, 2000

UI College of Education honors top students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's College of Education presented (NAME OF STUDENT) with the (NAME OF AWARD) during a special awards ceremony today, Monday, May 8.

The awards and scholarships are given annually to some of the top students in the UI College of Education and are based on academic achievement and potential for success in a particular field within education, among other criteria.

(NOTE TO EDITORS: Recipients for whom hometown information was available are listed first, followed by all other recipients in alphabetical order.)

IOWA

BURLINGTON: Benjamin Carter, who is pursuing a major in science education with an emphasis in earth science and plans to graduate in spring 2002, is the recipient of the Duane D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, presented to a transfer student from an Iowa community college and who is enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

FAIRFAX: Marciana Neuhaus, who is majoring in both elementary education and Spanish, received the Jack Bagford Elementary Education Scholarship, presented to a student in elementary education -- either graduate or undergraduate -- who will be student teaching during the school year following the award.

IOWA CITY: Heeyoung Cha, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in science education, received the Irwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship, presented to a full-time international student enrolled in a program in the College of Education; Cynthia Goody, who plans to graduate with a Ph.D. in social foundations of education in December, received the Paul Opstad Award, presented to a graduate student whose career or scholarly interests focus on the concerns and needs of international students; Lee Yuen Lew , who is pursuing a Ph.D. in science education, received the Franklin D. Stone International Student Award, presented to an outstanding international student pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Education. She was also the doctoral recipient of a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

NICHOLS: Patricia L. Hardre, a Ph.D. student in instructional design and technology, received the Barry D. Bratton Memorial Award, presented to an outstanding graduate student in ID&T who displays commitment to the field and evidence of exceptional promise.

OTTUMWA: Elizabeth Dew, who will graduate in July with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, received the Howard R. Jones Achievement Award, presented to a student in a graduate program in the College of Education who has made a noteworthy scholarly presentation at a national professional conference or who has published a significant scholarly article in a reputable professional journal or other substantial printed work.

WEBSTER: Carol Byers Montz, who is completing a Ph.D. in educational administration, received the Perry Eugene McClenahan Award, presented to an outstanding candidate for an advanced degree in educational administration.

NEBRASKA

OMAHA: Mary Elizabeth Hill, who will receive her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in May 2001, received the Lloyd Smith Scholarship, presented to an outstanding student in the area of elementary social studies.

OTHER AWARD RECIPIENTS

Roxanne Charlson, who is graduating in May with a major in English, is a bachelor's recipient of a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Huan-Wen Chen, who received his MA degree in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa in 1996 and is currently completing a Ph.D. here, received the Melvin R. Novick Award, presented to a doctoral student who has shown outstanding academic performance and promise of the highest level of achievement in research in the field of educational measurement and research.

Heidi Doellinger, a Ph.D. candidate in educational psychology, received the T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology, educational measurement and statistics, school psychology, counseling psychology or instructional design and technology.

Jason Dutmers, who has been teaching Spanish at West Liberty High School, received the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it pertains to innovation and creativity shown during the experience.

Tiffany Flowers, who will receive her master's degree in social foundations of education in August, is a master's recipient of a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Maureen McVaney Hill, who will receive two master's degrees from the University of Iowa in May -- one in English education and one in developmental reading -- received the Betty Piercy Award, presented to a student in reading who will benefit the field in some direct way.

Lindsay Johnson, who is completing her MAT in English education with a Spanish education endorsement, is a master's recipient of a Pi Lambda Theta Award, presented to an outstanding doctoral student who shows promise in the professional areas of research, teaching or writing.

Amy Kirby, who has been teaching at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids in English, debate, and language arts, received the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it pertains to innovation and creativity shown during the experience.

Rob Kirkpatrick, a Ph.D. candidate in educational measurement and evaluation, received the Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Scholarship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational measurement and statistics.

Janet VanderMeulen, a student in the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program who hopes to receive her degree in 2001, received the Leonard A. Miller Memorial Scholarship Award, presented to a first-year master of arts student in Rehabilitation Counseling who has the potential to become an outstanding rehabilitation counselor practitioner.

Gregg Shoultz, a doctoral student in educational administration, received the Harvey H. Davis Award, presented to an outstanding student in educational administration or higher education, particularly a student interested in the financing of education.

Kristin Vespia, a Ph.D, candidate in counseling psychology, received the James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology or an allied field who is entering the dissertation phase of the program.

Lay-See Yeo, a Ph.D. candidate in the school psychology program, received the T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology, educational measurement and statistics, school psychology, counseling psychology or instructional design and technology.

Anne Whitehead Zalenski, who is completing a Ph.D. degree in social foundations of education with emphasis in the area of continuing education, received the John Leonard Davies Memorial Award, presented to a UI graduate student pursuing a degree in education with continuing education as an area of specialization.