University of Iowa News Release
Dec. 31, 2003
UI Student Receives Master's Degree in Physical Therapy
(Student name), the (daughter/son) of (parents) in (town), recently completed
the master of physical therapy (M.P.T.) program at the University of Iowa.
(Student last name) holds a bachelor's degree from (college/university).
(He/she) was one of 35 students recognized by the UI Graduate Program in
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at convocation ceremonies held
Dec. 6. The convocation address, "The Fall and Rise of the Twin Towers," was
delivered by William Erkonen, M.D., professor emeritus in the UI Department
of Radiology. The class representative speaker was Casey Doyle, while Annie
Rupp and Jason Willer served as the masters-of-ceremony.
The program has graduated 1,631 individuals from its entry-level curriculum.
Approximately 300 family, friends, faculty and staff attended the convocation.
Completion of the M.P.T. program makes (student last name) eligible to take
the licensing examination necessary to practice physical therapy.
The University's M.P.T. program is ranked third in U.S. News & World
Report's ranking of "America's Best Graduate Programs."
EDITORS: Graduates are listed below alphabetically by hometown, beginning
with Iowa recipients. Graduates whose parents live in separate towns are
listed under each parent's town.
Jamie Lea Van Erem; Patricia Daggs; Upper Iowa University (also see Spirit
Todd David Neighbor; Gene and Jean Neighbor; Iowa State University
Kelly Marie Brown; Edward and Margie Stoll; Iowa State University
Nicole Leigh Hesselberg Norton; Barbara Vevauns; St. Ambrose University (also
see Davenport, Iowa)
Paula Marie Siems; Jeff and Kathy Siems; Wartburg College
Mary Elizabeth Korver; Pat and Kathy Ryan; St. Ambrose University
Nicole Leigh Hesselberg Norton; the late Gary Hesselberg; St. Ambrose University
(also see Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Kate Elizabeth Schroeder Rinnels; Dale and Mary Ann Schroeder; Mount Mercy
Richard Brent Mongar; Carla Mongar; Northwest Missouri State University (also
see Humeston, Iowa)
Benjamin Jude Fern; Doug and Jan Fern; the University of Iowa
Amy Marie McFadden; John and Mary Jo McFadden; Texas Women's University
Kelly Denise Ealy; William and Barbara Brandau; Iowa State University
Erik Thomas Niggemeyer; Tom and Judy Niggemeyer; the University of Iowa
Scott Michael Peters; Gary and Beverly Peters; Central College
Richard Brent Mongar; Richard Mongar; Northwest Missouri State University
(also see Derby, Iowa)
Joanna Helen Dunnington; Benn and Celia Dunnington; the University of Iowa
Benjamin Lear Fincham; Linda and the late Dr. Richard Fincham; Luther College
Angela Christine McCormick; Mike and Barb Ryan; Stetson University
Katie Lee Laidley; Terry and Kathy Laidley, Iowa State University
Leah Marie Pech; Dave and Bev Pech; the University of Iowa
Casey Ryan Doyle, Dan and Pat Doyle, Wartburg College
Cynthia Marie Gerardi; Dennis and Rebecca Gerardi; the University of Iowa
Annie Fay Rupp; Dan Rupp; Coe College (also see Rio Rancho, N.M.)
Mitchell Herman Fonley; Dayle and Genevieve Fonley; the University of Iowa
Holli Dawn Zieske; David and Judith Nunnikhoven; Dordt College
Shantelle Lynnae Bohner; Gene and Diane Carpenter; Central College
Besty Lynn Breitbach; Michael and Cindy Breitbach; the University of Iowa
Stacy Lynn Darnold; Dennis and Carol Ver Steeg; Iowa State University
Kimberly Carol Thompson; Kent and Barbara Thompson; Iowa State University
Jamie Lea Van Erem; Tom Luchtel; Upper Iowa University (also see Ackley,
Kim Elizabeth Esch; Jan and Vernell Esch; the University of Iowa
Lindsay Michelle Williams; Marsha Raisch; the University of Iowa (also see
Western Springs, Ill.)
Terra Renee Nelson; Ronald Nelson; Iowa State University (also see Evanston,
Jill M. Cruise; William and Mary Cruise; Iowa State University
David William Griffiths; Vernon and Karen Griffiths; Augustana College
Colleen Marie Hurd Knipper; Michael and Celia Hurd; Augustana College
Lindsay Michelle Williams; Charley Williams; the University of Iowa (also
see Urbandale, Iowa)
Jason William Willer; David and Linda Willer; the University of Iowa
Annie Fay Rupp; Donna Rupp; Coe College (also see Mt. Pleasant, Iowa)
Jody Marie Dean; Robert and Geraldine Schmid; Brigham Young University
Terra Renee Nelson; Florence Nelson; Iowa State University (also see Waverly,
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn,
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178
CONTACT(S): David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, firstname.lastname@example.org.