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Release: May 5, 2003

Local UI Student Wins Scholarship

The University of Iowa Honors Program recently awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships to 72 students. The majority of these awards were made possible through a bequest from Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program. The scholarships are awarded to recognize outstanding academics, leadership, and service by undergraduate students.

Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first.

ADEL
Amanda Laust of Adel, a senior studying biology at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Laust is a 1999 graduate of Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School and the daughter of Jeff and Sandra Laust of Adel. In the fall, she will attend the University of California, Irvine, where she will pursue a Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.

AMES
Patrick Finn of Ames, a junior studying political science, religion and English at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Finn is a 2000 graduate of Ames High and the son of Tim and Marilyn Finn of Ames. He will travel to Dublin this summer to participate in the UI's 2003 Irish Writing Program.

AMES
Andrew Houk of Ames, a sophomore studying biochemistry at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Andrew Houk is a 2001 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Sam and Linda Houk of Ames.

AMES
Jacek Pruski of Ames, a junior studying political science and environmental studies at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Virgil M. Hancher Scholarship, the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship, and the $2,500 James D. Robertson Scholarship. The Virgil Hancher Scholarship is the highest honor the University bestows on student who will be in his or her senior year and has demonstrated superior academic achievement and leadership abilities. The award was established by the faculty of the University of Iowa in memory of the late President Hancher. Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. They were established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program. The Robertson Scholarship is awarded annually to a junior in the social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who graduated from an Iowa high school and has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise. It was established through bequest of James D. Robertson, a University of Iowa graduate and a lifetime Honorary Director of the University of Iowa Foundation. The awards were given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Pruski is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Marek and Beata Pruski of Ames.

AMES
Geoff Roughton of Ames, a junior studying classics and computer science at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Roughton is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Michael Roughton and Karen Lawson of Ames.

AVOCA
Thomas Arthur Hegna of Avoca, a junior studying geoscience at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Hegna is also the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national undergraduate award for students studying mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. This scholarship covers a winner's senior year expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500. Hegna is a 2000 graduate of A-H-S-T High School and the son of Robert and Ellamae Hegna of Avoca. He will spend eight weeks this summer in Utah, six of them taking a geologic field mapping course, and two of them assisting a UI graduate student in paleontology with field work relating to his doctoral thesis.

BETTENDORF
Neala Arnold of Bettendorf, a senior studying elementary education at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Education. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Arnold is a 1999 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the daughter of Patrick and Cheryl Arnold of Bettendorf.

BETTENDORF
Dane Shiltz of Bettendorf, a sophomore studying pharmacy at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Shiltz is a 2001 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the son of Carroll and Donna Shiltz of Bettendorf.

BURLINGTON
Brian Metzger of Burlington, Iowa, a senior studying physics, astronomy, and
mathematics at the University of Iowa, won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the previously announced $2,500 Callen Prize. The Callen Prize funds graduate study at the UI or any other accredited institution. It recognizes promise of achievement in graduate studies, high academic records and school and civic leadership during high school and college. The award was established by a gift from UI alumni Joseph E. and Ursil I Callen. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The awards were presented at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Metzger is a 1999 graduate of Burlington Community High School and the son of David and Inez Metzger of Burlington. This fall Metzger will enter the Ph.D. program in physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

CEDAR FALLS
Christopher Weber of Cedar Falls, a junior studying environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, has won the $500 and William and Elizabeth Penningroth Award, which is given to a student who will be in his or her senior year and has achieved a high level of academic achievement at the University of Iowa. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Weber is a 2000 graduate of Waterloo Columbus High School and the son of Lee and Mary Lou Weber of Cedar Falls. This summer he will work for UI Orientation Services as an adviser to incoming first-year students.

CEDAR RAPIDS
Emily Coleman of Cedar Rapids, a senior studying English and literature,
science, and the arts at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Coleman is a 1999 graduate of Xavier High School and the daughter of Gary and Mindy Coleman of Cedar Rapids. Next year Coleman will attend Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.

CEDAR RAPIDS
Chris Jones of Cedar Rapids, a senior studying physics and mathematics at the
University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the previously announced $2,500 Callen Prize. The Callen Prize funds graduate study at the UI or any other accredited institution. It recognizes promise of achievement in graduate studies, high academic records and school and civic leadership during high school and college. The award was established by a gift from UI alumni Joseph E. and Ursil I Callen. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The awards were presented at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Jones is a 1999 graduate of Kennedy High School and the son of Kathy Manternach and Jim Jones of Cedar Rapids. He will pursue graduate studies in physics at Cornell University starting in the fall.

CEDAR RAPIDS
Jennifer Kruse of Cedar Rapids, a sophomore studying Spanish and pre-medicine at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to sophomores. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Kruse is a 2001 graduate of Jefferson High School and the daughter of Brian and Patty Kruse of Cedar Rapids. This summer she will take classes at the University of Iowa and work as an intern in a cancer research laboratory.

CEDAR RAPIDS
Jacob Nelson, of Cedar Rapids, a senior studying political science and communication studies, won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Nelson is a 2000 Graduate of Washington High School and the son of Christine Waggoner and Randy Nelson of Cedar Rapids.

CLEAR LAKE
Anne Cherry of Clear Lake, a junior studying physics at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Cherry is a 2000 graduate of Clear Lake High School and the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cherry of Clear Lake. This summer Cherry will conduct atmospheric physics research with the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

CLIVE
Eric Harlan of Clive, a senior studying exercise science and pre-medicine at the University of Iowa, has won $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was announced at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Harlan is a 1999 graduate of West Des Moines Valley High School and the son of Denise Harlan and Steve Harlan, both of Clive. He is concluding his undergraduate experience by spending the spring semester studying abroad in the Semester at Sea program. He will begin medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in August.

CLIVE
Rupal Vora of Clive, a first-year student studying political science and women's studies at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Vora is a 2002 graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa and the daughter of Vijay and Ranjan Vora of Clive, Iowa. This summer she will be an intern for the NARAL Office in Des Moines. She will also be spending time with her sisters, Arati and Avani Vora.

DES MOINES
Marie Gernes of Des Moines, a first-year student with an open major at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Rhodes Dunlap First Year Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to first-year students. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Gernes is a 2002 graduate of Roosevelt High School and the daughter of Robert and Ann Gernes of Des Moines. This summer she will participate in the UI Drawing and Printmaking Program in Venice.

DENISON
Sangina Patnaik of Denison, a senior graduating with a double major in
Spanish and English at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Patnaik is a 1999 graduate of Denison High School and the daughter of Cheryl Brodersen and Basant Patnaik.

DUBUQUE
Michael Sudmeier of Dubuque, a junior studying English and art at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Sudmeier is a 2000 graduate of Dubuque Senior High and the son of Robert and Karen Sudmeier of Dubuque.

DUNDEE
Kate Lechtenberg of Dundee, a December 2002 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in English, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Lechtenberg is a 1998 graduate of Starmont High School and the daughter of Jim and Deb Lechtenberg of Dundee. She currently lives in Bronx, New York and teaches 8th grade English at a local public middle school.

ELKADER
Enid Wright of Elkader, a senior studying biology and music at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Wright is a 1999 graduate of Central Community High School and the daughter of Ernest and Claire Wright of Elkader. She plans to attend medical school starting in the fall.

EPWORTH
Christopher Ward of Epworth, a senior studying political science and Spanish at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Ward is a 1998 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the son of Roger and Sue Ward of Epworth.

FAIRFIELD
Mackenzie Horras of Fairfield, a first-year student studying marketing, Spanish, and art at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Rhodes Dunlap First Year Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to first-year students. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Horras is a 2002 graduate of Fairfield High School and the daughter of Jim and Nancy Horras of Fairfield.

FAYETTE
Sarah Bradley of Fayette, a senior studying psychology at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Bradley is a 1999 graduate of Oelwein High School and the daughter of Linda Carpenter and Jeff and Janell Bradley of Fayette. She will begin medical school this fall at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

FOREST CITY
Amber Jefson of Forest City a senior studying nursing at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Nursing. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Jefson is a 1999 graduate of Forest City Community High School and the daughter of Paul and Karen Jefson of Forest City.

FORT DODGE
Christopher Wilke of Fort Dodge, a senior studying biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award from the College of Engineering. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Wilke is a 1999 graduate of Saint Edmond High School and the son of Kurt and Sandy Wilke of Fort Dodge.

IDA GROVE
Brandon Miller of Ida Grove, a senior studying accounting and management information systems at the University of Iowa, has been designated as one of the Tippie College of Business's 3 Collegiate Scholars. The distinguished scholars are chosen by faculty, and the awards are given in recognition of scholars' outstanding academics, leadership, and service throughout their undergraduate careers. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Miller is a 2000 graduate of Clarion-Goldfield High School and the son of Clay and Kim Miller of Ida Grove.

INDEPENDENCE
Sarita Dave of Independence, a senior studying music and exercise science at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes-Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union.

INWOOD
Carrie Faber of Inwood, a senior studying nursing at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Program Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Faber is a 1999 graduate of Western Christian High School and the daughter of Craig and Donna Faber of Inwood. This summer she will study the health care system in Iceland and work at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She plans to graduate in December.

IOWA CITY
Elizabeth Aunan of Iowa City, a sophomore studying exercise science and Spanish at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Aunan is a 2001 graduate of West High School and the daughter of Tom and Sue Aunan of Iowa City. This summer will study abroad in Spain for six weeks to earn credit toward her Spanish major.

IOWA CITY
Matthew Brown of Iowa City a first-year student studying engineering at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Rhodes Dunlap First Year Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to first-year students. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Brown is a 2002 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of David and Cindy Brown of Iowa City. This summer, Brown will travel to California with his family, Ukraine for a mission trip with 24-7, and Table Rock Lake with his friend Robert Klootywk, a fellow engineering student. He also will work at Penn Elementary Summer Program in North Liberty.

IOWA CITY
Hank Diggelmann of Iowa City, a senior studying chemistry, biochemistry and trumpet performance at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Diggelmann is a 1999 graduate of City High School and the son of Henry and Linda Diggelmann of Iowa City

IOWA CITY
Alina Haidri of Iowa City, a first-year student studying Spanish and art at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Rhodes Dunlap First Year Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to first-year students. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Haidri is a 2002 graduate of City High School and the daughter of Shama and Naseer Haidri of Iowa City.

MANCHESTER
Jennifer Wade of Manchester, a senior studying chemistry and environmental science at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Wade is a 1998 graduate of West Delaware High School and the daughter of Mike and Joanne Wade of Manchester. Following graduation in May she will continue her education at Columbia University in New York City working toward a MS/PhD degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering.

MASON CITY
Kathryn Anderson of Mason City, a junior studying English and journalism at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Anderson is a 2000 graduate of Mason City High School and the daughter of Lynn and Barbara Anderson of Mason City.

MASON CITY
Elizabeth Craig of Mason City, a senior studying English and political science at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Craig is a 1999 graduate of Mason City High School and the daughter of Eugene and Krsmanija Craig of Mason City. This fall she will begin law school at the University of Iowa.

MILO
Sarah Marie Davis of Milo, a pre-medicine sophomore studying psychology at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to sophomores. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Davis is a 2001 graduate of Southeast Warren High School and the daughter of Terry and Liz Davis of Milo.

MONONA
Ryan Huinker of Monona, a junior studying finance with a minor in English at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Huinker is a 2000 graduate of MFL Mar Mac High School and the son of Richard and Doralee Huinker of Monona. He will be an intern with Union State Bank this summer and hopes to, upon graduation, work for a commercial bank in the Midwest.

NEVADA
Alissa Chisholm of Nevada, a sophomore studying psychology at the University of Iowa, has won the $2,000 Dewey B. Stuit Award for Sophomore Honors Student and the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Dewey B. Stuit, former Dean of the College of a Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Stuit scholarships are awarded annually to a first-year student and a sophomore student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic performance. Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The scholarships were established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program. The awards were given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Chisholm is a 2001 graduate of Nevada High School and the daughter of Jeff and Lorrie Chisholm of Nevada.

NEWTON
Brenna Griffin of Newton, a sophomore studying English education at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to sophomores. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Griffin is a 2001 graduate of Newton High School and the daughter of Pat Griffin and Cyndi Mortenson of Newton.

OTTUMWA
Emily Gleich of Ottumwa, a junior studying nursing at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Gleich is a 2000 graduate of Ottumwa High School and the daughter of Jerome and Kathy Gleich of Ottumwa. She is currently an Educational Enhancement co-director for the UI Association of Nursing Students and the Editor for the Iowa Association of Nursing Students Board of Directors. She will attend the National Student Nurses' Association conference this spring in Phoenix. After graduation, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in a nurse practitioner program.

RYAN
Joelle Cook of Ryan, a senior studying political science at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Cook is a 1999 graduate of West Delaware High School and the daughter of Don and Karen Cook of Ryan. This summer she will travel to the Netherlands to do field work in Nijmegen. She plans to attend graduate school to studying public policy and/or public health.

SOLON
Yashaar Chaichian of Solon, a junior political science major studying pre-medicine at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on
Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Chaichian is a 2000 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Dina and Mohammad Chaichian of Solon. This summer he will be busy studying for the August MCAT examination.

SOLON
Brent Owen of Solon, a senior studying biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Owen is a 1999 graduate of Solon High School and the son of David and Christine Owen of Solon.

STUART
Grant Sloss of Stuart, a junior studying communication and theatre arts with a minor in film at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Sloss is a 2000 graduate of West Central and the son of William and Sharon Sloss of Stuart. He will graduate in May of 2004 and plans to pursue a career in television, film or theatre as a writer.

THAYER
Cheryl Davenport of Thayer, a sophomore studying economics and Spanish at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Davenport is a 2001 graduate of East Union High School and the daughter of Jean Davenport of Thayer and Charles and Margo Davenport of Arispe. She is currently completing a semester-long study abroad program in Germany and plans to study for six weeks in Spain before returning home in August.

URBANDALE
Katherine Elizabeth Barnett of Urbandale, a senior studying psychology at the
University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial
Union. Barnett is a 1999 graduate of Johnston High School and the daughter of D'Arcy Barnett of Urbandale and the late James Barnett.

URBANDALE
Lauren McCarthy of Urbandale, a first-year student studying political science and history at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Dewey B. Stuit Scholarship and the $1,000 Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Honors Student Award. The awards were given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Established through a bequest of Dewey B. Stuit, former Dean of the College of a Liberal Arts and Sciences, the scholarships are awarded annually to one first-year student and one sophomore student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic performance. Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to first-year students. The scholarships were established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program. McCarthy is a 2002 graduate of Dowling High School and the daughter of Jim McCarthy of West Des Moines and Kathy Koenig Urbandale.

WEST DES MOINES
Jill Beckwith of West Des Moines, a senior studying finance and international business at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Beckwith is a 1999 graduate of Valley High School and the daughter of Mark and Sandy Beckwith of West Des Moines. She will be married in June, and has accepted a financial analyst position with Kimberly Clark in New Milford, CT.

WEST DES MOINES
Mike Brooks of West Des Moines, a senior studying Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Iowa, has won the Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Brooks is a 1999 graduate of Valley High School and the son of Dean Brooks and Suzan Kelsey Brooks of West Des Moines. This summer he will be driving around the country with his brother and assorted friends in preparation for a documentary on the spirit of volunteerism in America.

Illinois
DUNLAP
Heather Underwood of Dunlap, a junior studying social work and psychology at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union.

ELGIN
Jesse Elliott of Elgin, a senior studying literature, science, and the arts (LSA) and political science at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Elliott is a 1999 graduate of Elgin High School and the son of Mark and Lucy Elliott of Elgin, IL. Elliott will be studying in Copenhagen, Denmark on a Humanity in Action Fellowship this summer and plans to travel in Latin America after he returns.

WHEATON
Karen Emmerson of Wheaton, a first-year student studying political science and statistics at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to sophomores. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Emmerson is a 2002 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School and the daughter of Kathy and Tim Emmerson of Wheaton.

Kansas
MANHATTAN
Bridget Fair of Manhattan, a junior studying finance at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Fair is a 2000 graduate of Manhattan High School and the daughter of Mont and Marsha Fair of Manhattan. This summer, she will work as an intern in Washington, D.C. and take classes at Georgetown University.

Louisiana
LULING
Michelle M. Martel of Luling, La., a December 2002 graduate of the University of Iowa with a double major in psychology and literature, science, and the arts, has won the Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Martel is a 1999 graduate of Hahnville High School and the daughter of William H. Martel of Luling, La. She graduated with high honors in December 2002. This fall she plans to attend Michigan State University in order to obtain a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She eventually wants to specialize in developmental neuropsychology.

Minnesota
BROOKLYN PARK
Jenna Hetland of Brooklyn Park, a senior studying industrial engineering at
The University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award in the College of Engineering. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Hetland is a 1999 graduate of Park Center High School and the daughter of Charles and Diane Hetland of Brooklyn Park.

BURNSVILLE
Amelia Rau of Burnsville, a junior studying speech and hearing science and Spanish at the University of Iowa, has won the $3,000 Rhodes Dunlap Honors Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Rau is a 2000 graduate of Lakeville High School and the daughter of Fred and Gloria Rau of Burnsville. She will spend the coming academic year abroad at the Universidad de Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

MAHTOMEDI
Stephanie LaNasa of Mahtomedi, a sophomore studying biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,500 Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Honors Student Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement, university involvement and community service of undergraduates in the Honors Program. Five awards are given to sophomores. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. LaNasa is a 2001 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School and the daughter of Joe and Donna LaNasa of Mahtomedi. Over the summer, she plans to study abroad in Lyon, France through the Iowa Regents' Program.

Missouri
PARKVILLE
Mona Haeker of Parkville, Mo., a senior studying biomedical engineering and computer science at the University of Iowa, has won the $100 Collegiate Scholar Award from the College of Engineering. The Collegiate Scholar awards are given to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academics, leadership and service throughout the undergraduate career. The award was given at the annual Honors Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Haeker is a 1999 graduate of Park Hill High School and the daughter of Laurel and Howard Haeker.

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. Program: Robert Kirby, UI Honors Program, 319-335-1684