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UI Alumni Association
Release: May 21, 2002
UI Alumni Association presents 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards June 8
The University of Iowa Alumni Association will recognize the achievements
of 12 notable UI alumni at the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation
at noon Saturday, June 8 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The public is invited to the luncheon and awards presentation, which is
part of the Alumni Reunion Weekend June 6-9. Tickets are $22 per person and
can be purchased by calling the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honor presented by the UI
Alumni Association, given annually since 1963 to recognize the achievements
and service of UI alumni and friends. This year's awards are given in three
categories: Achievement, Service, and Young Alumni.
The Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement is given for significant accomplishments
in business or professional life or for distinguished human service. The recipients
-- Richard R. Albrecht, 1958 B.A., 1961 J.D. The Hartley, Iowa, native
has had a distinguished legal career, led a large global corporation, and
volunteered his efforts in higher education and health care. Now a partner
in one of the Pacific Northwest's largest law firms, his accomplishments include
serving as general counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury
and a 22-year career at Boeing.
-- Martin G. Carver, 1970 B.A. As chairman of the board, chief executive
officer, and president of Bandag, Inc. Carver has been the driving force behind
the company, a leader in developing technology, equipment, and materials for
tire retreading. In addition to several community involvements in the Quad
Cities and Muscatine, Carver also supports UI athletics and Hancher Auditorium,
and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Henry B. Tippie College of
-- Thomas C. Dolan, 1977 Ph.D. As the president and chief executive
officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a professional
association of healthcare executives comprising nearly 30,000 members, Dolan
actively promotes the value of board certification in healthcare management.
This Chicago native began his career at the UI, serving from
1970 to 1972 as a research assistant and instructor in the graduate program
in Hospital and Health Administration.
-- Judith B. Igoe, 1961, B.S.N. A tenured faculty member of the University
of Colorado School of Nursing, Igoe is nationally recognized for her leadership
in developing innovative programs to support and make a difference in the
quality of children's health and education. With innovative ideas and interdisciplinary
approaches, she has helped transform policy development for school health
programs, shaping them to meet the wellness needs of school-age children and
the educational needs of school nurses.
-- Gwilym S. Lodwick, 1942 B.A., 1943 M.D., 1950 Certificate of Radiology.
Nominated for a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in the field of radiological
imaging and informatics, Gwilym S. Lodwick, is professor emeritus in the University
of Missouri School of Medicine's Department of Radiology and a senior member
of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
-- Fred Luthans, 1961 B.A., 1962 M.B.A., 1965 Ph.D. A ground-breaking
author and editor of numerous books and scholarly journals, Fred Luthans has
been a leader in the field of management education. Luthans served for 22
years as the consulting editor for all McGraw-Hill management publications,
and he has just completed his 30th year at the University of Nebraska, where
he is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management.
The Distinguished Alumni Award for Service is given for meritorious service
in community affairs or to the UI. The recipients are:
-- C.F. "Larry" Barrett, 1944, D.D.S. A long-time advocate
of the UI College of Dentistry, C.F. "Larry" Barrett has contributed
exemplary service to his profession, university, and community. For more than
50 years, Barrett maintained an active practice, serving thousands of patients.
As an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Dentistry, and as a participator
in the College's preceptorship program, Barrett has also inspired and encouraged
numerous dental students.
-- Jerome R. Feniger, Jr., 1948 B.A. Considered a pioneer in the
broadcasting advertising industry, Jerome R. Feniger's many roles within that
industry include president of Horizons Communications Corporation, managing
director of the Stations Representatives Association, and president of the
International Radio and Television Society. Feniger, a UI alumnus, has helped
advance the careers of many UI students.
-- Roy G. Karro, 1942 B.A. Karro began his support of the UI more
than four decades ago, and it continues uninterrupted to this day. Work is
currently under way on the UI Hall of Fame and
Visitors Center, which will bear Karro's name in recognition of his $3 million
donation, the largest single contribution ever made in support of UI intercollegiate
athletics-to the project.
-- Joseph B. Summers, 1948 B.S.C.E. An acclaimed international expert
in major irrigation and water management issues, Joseph B. Summers has helped
transform California's Imperial Valley from desert to the nation's largest
"garden." An active supporter of UI College of Engineering, he is
a member of the its Advisory Board and was named Distinguished Engineering
Alumni Academy for his achievements:
The Distinguished Alumni Award/Young Alumni awards are given for significant
accomplishments in business or professional life or for distinguished human
service. The Young Alumni recipients are:
-- Kelly J. Hayworth, 1983 B.B.A., 1985 M.B.A. As Coralville's City
Administrator since 1988, Hayworth has spearheaded several major economic
development projects, such as the Coral Ridge Mall, and the Town Center retail
and business area. He has also helped expand the citys infrastructure,
including the wastewater treatment and water facilities. Under Hayworths
direction, Coralville has earned two Iowa League of Cities All Star Community
-- Sheba R. Wheeler, 1996 B.A. Just five years after graduating from
the University of Iowa, Sheba R. Wheeler has earned an impressive record as
a dedicated and skilled journalist. A reporter for the Denver Post, Wheeler
covered the Columbine High School tragedy, for which the paper's staff collectively
won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for spot reporting. She has worked with UI students
as a professional-in-residence, and is a member of the UI School of Journalism
and Mass Communications' professional advisory board.
For background and a list of previous winners of the Distinguished Alumni
Awards, see http://www.iowalum.com/daa/.