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Release: April 11, 2002

Local UI Student Wins Liberal Arts, Sciences Scholarship

(NAME) of (HOMETOWN) is one of 26 scholarship winners in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2003-2004 scholarship competition. Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced the scholarships, which collectively are worth nearly $50,000, for students continuing their studies in liberal arts and sciences disciplines for the academic year 2003-2004.

(NAME), a (YEAR IN SCHOOL) studying (MAJOR), was awarded the (AMOUNT, SCHOLARSHIP NAME, DESCRIPTION.) (NAME) is a graduate of (HIGH SCHOOL) and the (SON/DAUGHTER) of (PARENTS' NAMES.)

Editors: Receipt of this release indicates a scholarship winner in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first.

BELLEVUE: Derek Monner, a sophomore studying mathematics and computer science, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Monner is a graduate of Bellevue Community High School and the son of Ron and Mary Monner of Bellevue.

BETTENDORF: Elizabeth Cervantes, a junior pre-law student studying political science with a minor in sociology, was awarded the $1,500 Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Cervantes is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the daughter of George Cervantes of Bettendorf and Lynn Bachelder of East Moline, Ill.

BUFFALO CENTER: Kelly Ruth Anderson, a first-year student studying journalism, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Anderson is a 2002 graduate of North Iowa High School and the daughter of Bob and Connie Anderson of Buffalo Center.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Kally Ann Marks, a senior studying mathematics and actuarial science, was awarded the $1,500 Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Marks is a home school graduate and the daughter of Joe and Veronica Marks of Swisher.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Jacob Nelson, a senior studying political science and communication studies, was awarded the $2,500 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Nelson is a graduate of Cedar Rapids Washington High School and the son of Christine Waggoner and Randy Nelson of Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS: April M. Waugh, a junior studying computer science and mathematics, was awarded the $1,500 Richard J. Odem Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate in mathematics, statistics, or economics. Waugh is a graduate of Fairfield High School and Indian Hills Community College and the daughter of Dennis and Mary Waugh of Cedar Rapids.

CLEAR LAKE: Anne Cherry, a junior studying physics with a minor in chemistry, was awarded the $1,500 Velma Stuit Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in service to others. Cherry is a graduate of Clear Lake High School and the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cherry.

CRESCO: Robyn Bronner, a first-year pre-med student studying exercise science, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Bronner is a graduate of Crestwood High School and the daughter of Brent and Patsy Bronner of Cresco.

FAIRFIELD: Karla Christensen, a junior studying English with a minor in psychology, was awarded the $2,500 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances.

FAIRFIELD: April M. Waugh, a junior studying computer science and mathematics, was awarded the $1,500 Richard J. Odem Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate in mathematics, statistics, or economics. Waugh is a graduate of Fairfield High School and Indian Hills Community College and the daughter of Dennis and Mary Waugh of Cedar Rapids.

FORT DODGE: Nate Green, a junior studying political science with a minor in business, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Green is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School and the son of Dr. Scott and Joleen Green of Fort Dodge.

INDEPENDENCE: Curtis Patrick O'Loughlin, a junior pre-med student studying biology with a minor in chemistry, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. O'Loughlin is a graduate of Independence High School and the son of Patrick and DeeAnn O'Loughlin of Independence.

IOWA CITY: Elizabeth S. Aunan, a sophomore studying exercise science and Spanish, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Aunan is a graduate of Iowa City West High School and the daughter of Tom and Sue Aunan of Iowa City.

IOWA CITY: Daniel Paul Bell, a junior studying economics with minors in business and environmental studies, was awarded the $1,000 David W. Koehser Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student in economics, political science, or history. Bell is a graduate of Iowa City High School and the son of David E. Bell of Iowa City.

JEWELL: Brooke Olson, a junior pre-physician assistant student studying exercise science, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Olson is a graduate of South Hamilton High School and the daughter of Brad and Sue Olson of Jewell.

KAMRAR: Nikki Schaa, a junior pre-med student studying biology with a minor in psychology, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Schaa is a graduate of Northeast Hamilton High School and the daughter of Randy and Kim Schaa of Kamrar.

KEOTA: Elisabeth Peiffer, a sophomore studying music therapy and trumpet performance, was awarded the $1,000 Adelaide Boerner Trickey Scholarship. Peiffer is the first winner of this scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to deserving students majoring in music or psychology. Peiffer is a graduate of Keota High School and the daughter of Dan and Bunny Peiffer of Keota.

MILO: Sarah Marie Davis, a sophomore pre-med student studying psychology and pursuing a certificate in American Sign Language, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Davis is a graduate of Southeast Warren High School and the daughter of Terry and Liz Davis of Milo.

RYAN: Sean D. McEvoy, a senior studying psychology with minors in English and philosophy, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. McEvoy is a graduate of North Linn High School and the son of Bill and Doris McEvoy of Ryan.

SOLON: Yashaar Chaichian, a junior pre-med student studying political science with a minor in Spanish, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Chaichian is a graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Dina and Mohammad Chaichian of Solon.

THAYER: Cheryl Davenport, a junior studying economics and Spanish with a minor in German and pursuing an International Business Certificate, was awarded the $2,500 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Davenport is a graduate of East Union Community High School and the daughter of Jean Davenport of Thayer and Charles and Margo Davenport of Arispe.

WATERLOO: Alissa Anne Hamer, a junior studying dance, was awarded the $1,000 Mary Pelechek Scholarship, which is awarded to a student majoring in art, dance, music, or theatre. Hamer is a graduate of Columbus High School in Waterloo and the daughter of Rita and Steve Amico of Las Vegas, Nev.

WAVERLY: Derek Scallon, a sophomore studying actuarial science and mathematics, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Scallon is a graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock High School and the son of Greg and Luann Scallon of Waverly.

Illinois

GRAYSLAKE: Jaime Reiland, a junior studying exercise science and a minor in psychology, was awarded the $800 Edward Prichett Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Reiland is a graduate of Grayslake Community High School and the daughter of Sheila and Tom Reiland of Grayslake.

ROUND LAKE BEACH: Elizabeth Meckler, a sophomore studying English and history, was awarded the $1,500 Mary Tow Campbell Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Meckler is a graduate of Grayslake Community High School and the daughter of Pamela and Richard Meckler of Round Lake Beach.

Kosovo

PRISHTINA: Avni Bucolli, a junior studying global studies and working toward an international business certificate, was awarded the $500 Faith M. Knowler Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Bucolli's parents are Nazmi and Elfete Bucolli of Prishtina.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu.