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June 23, 2003

UI College Of Education Honors Top Students

The University of Iowa's College of Education presented (NAME OF STUDENT AND BACKGROUND) with the (NAME OF AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP) during its annual Student Awards Ceremony May 14.

The awards and scholarships are given annually to some of the top students in the UI College of Education and are based on academic achievement and potential for success in a particular field within education, among other criteria. This year, College of Education Dean Sandra Damico presented a total of 53 awards and scholarships.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Recipients for whom hometown information was available are listed first, starting with Iowa students, followed by all other recipients in alphabetical order.

IOWA

ANKENY: Todd Diehl, who will be completing his student teaching in the area of English during spring 2004, is the recipient of the Margaret A. Sloan scholarship, presented to an undergraduate or graduate student in the teacher education program.

ANKENY: Johanna Lee Russell was the recipient of The David and Connie Belin Honors Award, presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honors Opportunity Program, culminating in a University of Iowa degree with honors.

ATLANTIC: Jesse Jordan, who will complete her student teaching experience in the area of elementary education in the spring 2004 semester, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Student Teaching Scholarship, presented to undergraduate students in elementary or secondary education.

BETTENDORF: Neala Arnold, who will graduate with honors with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education with a minor in English with endorsements in reading and language arts, received The David and Connie Belin Honors Award, presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honors Opportunity Program, culminating in a University of Iowa degree with honors.

BETTENDORF: Jacob Cummer received his bachelor of arts degree in English from The University of Iowa in 2001 and is currently a Post-Baccalaureate student seeking licensure in elementary education. He is the recipient of The Betty Piercy Award, which is given annually to a student in reading who will benefit the field in some direct way.

CAMANCHE: Karla Grant, who is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in educational administration and plans to complete her degree by May of 2005, is the recipient of the Harvey H. Davis Award, presented to an outstanding student in educational administration or higher education, particularly a student interested in the financing of education.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Cindy Diouf, who is currently a French teacher at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, is the recipient of Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Myra Hall, who is working towards her licensure to become a principal, is the recipient of Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in educational administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Raelynn Maloney, a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology entering the dissertation phase of her program, is the recipient of James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship, presented annually to an outstanding doctoral student in educational psychology or an allied field who is entering the dissertation phase of the program.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Rita McCord, who will complete her student teaching experience in elementary education during fall 2003, is the recipient of the Sheila E. McFarland Memorial Student Teaching Scholarship, presented to an undergraduate student in the area of elementary education with preference given to an Iowa resident.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Matthew Russell, currently a sixth grade teacher at McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids, is the recipient of Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

DANVILLE: Kimberly Meller, a current student at The University of Iowa, is the recipient of the John E. Quinn Memorial Scholarship, presented to full-time undergraduate liberal arts students from eastern Iowa who have been admitted to the teacher education program and pursuing secondary school teaching licensure in history.

DAVENPORT: John Achrazoglou, a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in the area of Mathematics Education, is the recipient of the Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship, presented to an outstanding graduate student in the area of elementary education and is based on academic record, promise in the field and commitment to his or her profession.

DES MOINES: Amy Freeman, who has been teaching eighth grade science at Prairie Middle School in Cedar Rapids during the spring 2003 semester, is the recipient of the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it pertains to innovation and creativity during the experience.

DES MOINES: Amy Johnson is the recipient of the Pi Lambda Theta Master's Award, presented annually by Theta Chapter at UI to outstanding master's students who show promise in the areas of research and teaching or writing.

GRIMES: Allison Brcka, who will complete her student teaching experience in the area of secondary mathematics during the spring 2004 semester, is the recipient of the Margaret A. Sloan Scholarship, presented to undergraduate or graduate students in the teacher education program.

GRINNELL: Cathy Wise, who is a first year student in the graduate program of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development, is the recipient of Leonard A. Miller Scholarship Award, given to a first year Master of Arts student in rehabilitation counseling who has the potential to become an outstanding rehabilitation counselor practitioner.

IOWA CITY: John Bacon, who is currently a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at Hills Elementary School, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

IOWA CITY: Dave Krummel, who is currently the ELP coordinator and biology, AP biology and botany teacher at Clear Creek Amana High School, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

IOWA CITY: Maria Beatriz Martin is the recipient of the Pi Lambda Theta Doctoral Award, presented annually to outstanding doctoral students who show promise in the areas of research and teaching or writing.

IOWA CITY: Thomas Schnoebelen, who is currently a chemistry and physics teacher and chair of the Science Department and chair of the National Honor Society Committee at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

KEOTA: Lisa Brenneman, who is currently head of the high school guidance department at Washington High School, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

LONE TREE: Kurt Acord is the recipient of the John E. Quinn Memorial Scholarship, presented to a full-time undergraduate liberal arts student from eastern Iowa who has been admitted to the teacher education program pursuing secondary school teaching licensure in history.

MARSHALLTOWN: Courtney Graglia, who is currently enrolled in the special education master's degree program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, expecting to graduate in December 2004, is the recipient of the Debra Clausen Memorial Fellowship, presented to a graduate student in the College of Education with first preference given to students who will be spending time at the University Hospital School (now known as the Center for Disabilities and Development) evaluating and developing learning programs for students with mental disabilities, including Down Syndrome.

MASON CITY: Eric Sundermyer, who is currently the director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and middle school teacher of gifted and talented students in the West Liberty Community School District, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship in Educational Administration, presented to graduate students in educational administration who are working toward licensure in elementary or secondary administration.

NEW LONDON: Sara Burden, who is currently enrolled in the student development in postsecondary education program in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development, is the recipient of the Duane D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, presented to a transfer student from an Iowa community college and who is enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

VAN METER: Melissa Cooper, who is currently an honors student in the College of Education, majoring in elementary education with specializations in early childhood and special education, is the recipient of the Guy and Gladys Peterson Award, presented to an outstanding undergraduate student who has been admitted to and completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teacher education program. Selection of the recipient is based on the student's academic record, promise in the field and commitment to the profession of teaching.

WATERLOO: TeNille Carey, who is enrolled in the master of arts in teaching program in foreign language education specializing in Spanish, is the recipient of the Paul Opstad Scholarship, presented to a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education whose career or scholarly interests focus on the concerns and needs of international students. It is based on academic performance and commitment to working with international students.

WATERLOO: Linda Hansen, who received her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in educational administration and special education Administration in May 2003, is the recipient of the Perry Eugene McClenahan award, presented to an outstanding candidate for an advanced degree in educational administration at The University of Iowa.

WAVERLY: Tammy Sass, who received her master of arts in teaching degree in the area of Science Education in May 2003, is the recipient of the Pi Lambda Theta Master's Award, presented annually by Theta Chapter at the UI to outstanding students who show promise in the areas of research and teaching or writing.

WEST BRANCH: Norbert Sarsfiled, who plans to student teach at City High School in Iowa City during the fall semester 2003, is the recipient of both the Dr. Mary Agnella Gunn Memorial Scholarship, presented to an undergraduate student in the area of English Education and the Pi Lambda Theta Senior Award, presented to a worthy senior who shows promise in the field of education.

COLORADO

CENTENNIAL: Kathy Rueter, who will complete her student teaching experience in the area of secondary mathematics during the spring 2004 semester, is the recipient of the Gladys and Margaret Harvey Student Teaching Scholarship, presented to students who have returned to receive teacher certification following a bachelor's degree.

DENVER: Suzanne Butz, who received her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude in 2002, is the recipient of the Daniel G. Loetscher Memorial Science Education Scholarship, presented to a student pursuing a degree in secondary education with an emphasis in the sciences.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO: Joseph V. Donaldson II, who is a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling and Human Development in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development, is the recipient of the Albert Hood Promising Scholar Award, presented to a graduate student in the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development who is a doctoral candidate with an approved prospectus and a faculty recommendation, the award is based on academic performance, quality of the research proposal, the likely impact of the research on the field and the student's service to the program and the University.

DEKALB: Erin Looney, who has been teaching Spanish I, III and IV at St. Charles East High School in St. Charles, Illinois, during the spring 2003 semester, is the recipient of the U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA), presented to students who completed their student teaching last semester or who are completing it this semester. Criteria include outstanding performance as a student teacher, particularly as it pertains to innovation and creativity during the experience.

EAST MOLINE: Betsy Zude, who will graduate with honors in December with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education, is the recipient of the David and Connie Belin Honors Award, presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honor Opportunity Program, culminating in University of Iowa degree with honors.

GLEN ELLYN: Erin Polhill is the recipient of the David and Connie Belin Honors Award, presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honor Opportunity Program, culminating in a University of Iowa degree with honors.

NAPERVILLE: Gregory Wolniak, who is currently a third-year student in the Social Foundations of Education Ph.D. program, is the recipient of the Howard R. Jones Achievement Award, presented annually to a student in a graduate program in the College of Education who has made a noteworthy scholarly presentation at a national professional conference or who has published a significant scholarly article in a reputable professional journal or other substantial printed work.

WHEELING: Dara Bengelsdorf, who will complete her student teaching experience in the area of elementary music education during the fall 2003 semester, is the recipient of the Kyle and Eula Jones Scholarship, presented to undergraduate students in elementary or secondary education.

NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY: Anne Davies, a post-baccalaureate student in elementary education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is the recipient of the Jack Bagford Elementary Education Award, presented annually to a student in elementary education, either graduate or undergraduate, who will be student teaching during the school year following the award. The recipient must be a resident of Iowa, have a good academic record, and show promise in the field of education.

PENNSYLVANNIA

ERIE: Ivelisse Torres, originally from Puerto Rico, is the recipient of the Minority Student Award, presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student, the recipient must be a College of Education student of color who is active in working with equity issues in the College and has contributed in a positive manner to the life of the College.

WISCONSON

WAUWATOSA: Suzanne Swiderski, who is currently a third-year doctoral student in the educational psychology program, is the recipient of The Doug Paul Graduate Award- The Answer Hawk Scholarship, the recipient must be in the final year of coursework in their doctoral program and demonstrate leadership, creativity and excellent problem-solving skills in their approach to learning and possess a robust sense of humor and willingness to take risks. The monetary award is intended to defray tuition, cover costs related to dissertation research and/or travel to professional conferences.

CHINA

CHONG QING: Gang Sun, a fourth year doctoral student in the School Psychology Program, is the recipient of the Franklin D. Stone International Student Award, presented to an outstanding international student pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the College of Education.

HARBIN: Ye Tong, who joined the measurement and statistics MA program in fall, 2000, after earning a BA in the English and Science program in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Science and Technology in China, is the recipient of the Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Fellowship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational measurement and statistics.

HUNAN: Xia Mao, who has been a Ph.D. student in the educational measurement and statistics program for two years, is the recipient of the Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Fellowship, presented to an outstanding doctoral student in educational measurement and statistics.

SOUTH KOREA

SEOUL: Hyungshim Jang, is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology, has successfully defended her dissertation and plans to graduate in 2003, is the recipient of the T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship, presented to outstanding doctoral students in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations.

SEOUL: Jungduk Ohn, a first year Ph.D. student in the elementary education Program, is the recipient of the Erwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship, presented to a full time international student enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

SEOUL: Moon-Kwon Jun, currently enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Instructional Design and Technology, is the recipient of the Barry D. Bratton Memorial Award, presented to an outstanding graduate student in Instructional Design and Technology who displays commitment to the field and evidence of exceptional promise.

SPAIN

SAN SEBASTIAN: Ana Oscoz, who is a Ph.D. student in Foreign Language and ESL Education with cognate areas in second language acquisition and instructional technology, is the recipient of the Rolland Ray Dissertation Fellowship, awarded to an outstanding doctoral student in the College of Education who is undertaking a dissertation that focuses on the measurement of educational objectives in any one of four areas: 1) mathematics, 2) natural sciences, 3) social studies, or 4) English. The recipient is chosen on the basis of the quality and significance of the research on which the dissertation is based.

TAIWAN

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Chingwei David Shin, who has been in the Ph.D program in measurement and statistics since the fall 2000, is the recipient of the Melvin R. Novick Award, presented annually to a doctoral student who has shown outstanding academic performance and promise of the highest level of achievement in research in the field of educational measurement and research.

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