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Release: Dec. 23, 2002

UI medical student named to national medical honor society

(Student name), a student at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the (son/daughter) of (parents) of (hometown), was one of 18 students inducted into the Iowa chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society at an Oct. 16 ceremony at the college.

Founded in 1902, AOA promotes scholarship and research in medical schools and encourages a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and medical school graduates. In recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding medical students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks. AOA's goals are reflected in its motto, "Worthy to serve the suffering."

AOA has 105 chapters at medical schools throughout the United States and Canada. The UI chapter, Alpha of Iowa, was established in 1920.

EDITORS: Students and their parents are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa recipients first.

IOWA

CEDAR RAPIDS Tim Gerst, Joe and Connie Gerst; Clifford Novak, Alan and Cindy Novak; Craig Olson, Marilyn and Tom Olson

CLEAR LAKE Heather Wass, Ron and Kathie Wass (parents formerly of Clear Lake)

HOPKINTON Austin Goldsmith, Jeff Goldsmith and Sheryl Youngblut (Delhi)

LEMARS Tyler Schwiesow; Kent and Pam Schwiesow

MANCHESTER Angela (Goranson) Greif, Larry and Sherry Goranson; Austin Goldsmith, Jeff Goldsmith and Sheryl Youngblut (Delhi)

MASON CITY Heather Wass, Ron and Kathie Wass (parents formerly of Clear Lake)

MOVILLE Ryan Smith, Richard and Judy Smith; see also Mark Harbeck (Sioux City)

RICEVILLE Mary Riley, Charles and Ann Riley

SIOUX CITY Mark Harbeck, Gene and Joan Harbeck

STUART Samuel Gibson, Herb and Charlene Gibson

WINTERSET Heather Wass, Ron and Kathie Wass

NEW JERSEY

KINNELON Chad Tracy (no information on parents provided)

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