WRITER: LESLIE DELAVAN
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 19, 2002
UI students earn scholarships to cover internship expenses
Often, University of Iowa students land great internships, but lack the
finances for travel, housing and other expenses associated with the position.
Now, two students who have entertainment industry internships have earned
two $1,500 scholarships that can be used to cover these expenses.
The UI Career Center has announced Nancy Mayfield and Luke Olson are the
two recipients for the new Keith Benson/ Sam Goody Entertainment Internship
The scholarship, the first award of its kind to be offered by the Career
Center, is funded by a donation from the Sam Goody organization in the name
of Keith Benson, a UI alumnus and retired chief financial officer at Sam Goody.
Nancy Mayfield is a second-year student in the Theatre Arts Master of Fine
Arts program studying dramaturgy. She will be interning at the La Jolla Playhouse
in San Diego, Calif., where she will write evaluations on incoming scripts,
participate in season planning, organizing events, production dramaturgy,
grant research, and audience development. Mayfields career goal is to
become a professional production dramaturge and an artistic director. She
is from Iowa City.
Luke Olson is a third-year student pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree
in theatre arts. He will be interning with the Williamstown Theatre Festival
in Williamstown, Mass. During his internship he will be designing lighting
for shows in the studio and outdoor spaces, and assisting the lighting designer
and master engineer on the main stage production. His career goal is to become
a professional lighting designer in theater, dance, and opera. Olson is from