CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 8, 2001
Multicultural graduation banquet is May 10
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Minority students from the United States who will receive
degrees from the University of Iowa will be honored Thursday, May 10 at the11th
annual Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet (MGRB). The banquet
begins at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. in the
Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. Entertainment will be provided
by Tek Winesberry.
MGRB, established in 1990 by the Athletic Department, the Graduate College
and Special Support Programs, commemorates students receiving professional,
graduate and undergraduate degrees. During the ceremonies, each UI college
will confer a Dean's Achievement Award on a student, and various departments
will present Student Leadership Awards.
The graduation program is held yearly on the Thursday preceding UI college-wide
ceremonies. The event is open to UI students, faculty and staff and community
leaders from all cultural backgrounds. The banquet is free for graduating
UI students, their family and guests; the cost is $10 for faculty and staff.
For more information contact Adele Lozano Rodriguez, chair, MGRB at 335-0591
or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org