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University of Iowa News Release

May 16, 2003

Local Student Wins UI Multicultural Student Graduation Honor

(NAME OF STUDENT), a recent University of Iowa graduate from (HOMETOWN), was recently named as the top multicultural graduate of the university's (NAME OF COLLEGE OR DEPARTMENT).

(STUDENT) received (his/her) award during the Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet on May 15 in the Iowa Memorial Union. The multicultural graduation and recognition banquet honors students of color in each of the university's colleges who have excelled academically while attending the UI. Established in 1990 by the men's athletics department, the Graduate College and Support Services Programs, the recognition banquet publicly recognizes minority students receiving professional, graduate, and undergraduate degrees from the UI. Each college confers a Dean's Achievement Award to a selected student, as well as Student Leadership Awards given by departments to students who have demonstrated leadership outside the classroom.


EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student receiving an honor is from a city in your newspaper's circulation area. The list of the award winning students, their hometowns and the college or department they received their honor from is below.

IOWA
Bettendorf
Annie Mu, Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Cedar Rapids
Katherine Vera Aumer-Ryan, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Denison
Sangina (Gina) Emily Patnaik, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Iowa City
Jonathan (Jon) F.A. Shibata, Career Center
Erika Subieta, Opportunity at Iowa
Teri Ventura Chaven, Support Service Programs

Pineville
Kimberly Harper, College of Dentistry

Waterloo
Cheree Rawlins, Office of Student Life
Raylesha Creighton-Lewis, College of Pharmacy

ARIZONA
Tucson
Brenda Salvidar, College of Public Health

CALIFORNIA
Redlands
Bisrat Gebrekristos, Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

ILLINOIS
Chicago
Kelly Fair, Graduate College

Skokie
Sarah Dribin, Department of Residence Services

NEBRASKA
Lincoln
Kimberly Ma, Women in Science & Engineering

Omaha
Stuart Waters, Intercollegiate Athletics
Andy Stoll, Office of Student Life

SOUTH DAKOTA
Vermillion
Thomas Gannon, Graduate College

TEXAS
Laredo
Francisco J. Sanchez, College of Education

San Antonio
Elizabeth Reyes, College of Law

WISCONSIN
Antigo
Nicole Wynos, College of Nursing

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.