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University of Iowa News Release

May 21, 2003

Local UI Student Wins Scholarship

The health and sport studies department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to 29 graduate and undergraduate students. Student scholarship winners are listed alphabetically according to hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first.

Ames
Abigail Van Maaren of Ames, a sophomore studying health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship. Van Maaren was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Halsey scholarship was established in 1950 in honor of Elizabeth Halsey, chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1924 to 1955. Halsey was a pioneer in establishing sport for women at the collegiate level. She died in 1984. Halsey Hall on the UI campus is named in her honor. Van Maaren is a 2001 graduate of Ames High School and the daughter of Mike and Sue Van Maaren of Ames, Iowa. This summer she will teach teach swimming lessons at the Ames Golf and Country Club and training hard with her ACAC club team to prepare herself for the upcoming swim season at the University of Iowa. She also will take a class at Des Moines Area Community College.

Carlisle
Marcie Evans of Iowa City, a graduate student in health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won a $2,000 M. Gladys Scott Graduate Scholarship. Evans was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. Scott was a nationally renowned scholar who served as chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1955-1974. In her honor, annual grants are awarded to graduate students to support their research. Evans is a 1994 graduate of Carlisle High School, and the daughter of Ed and Jeannie Keeney of Carlisle.

Coralville
Josh Berka of Coralville, a senior studying journalism and sport studies at the University of Iowa, has won the $2,500 M. Gladys Scott Undergraduate Scholarship. Berka was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. M. Gladys Scott was a nationally renowned scholar who served as chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1955 to 1974. In her honor, annual scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students. Berka is a 1999 graduate of Crestwood High School and the son of Donald Berka of Ridgeway and Valerie Berka of Coralville.

Davenport
Roseanna Smith of Davenport, a junior studying journalism and sports studies at the University of Iowa, has won the $5,000 Miriam Taylor Scholarship. Smith was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Miriam Taylor Scholarship was created in 1965 by the Alumnae Association of the UI department of physical education for women to honor the longtime service of Professor Miriam Taylor. She died in 1974. Smith is a 2000 graduate of Davenport West High School and the daughter of Craig and Merry Smith of Davenport. Smith also received a 3,000 scholarship from the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will intern with The Sporting News magazine this summer. She is the Sports Editor of The Daily Iowan.

Dewitt
Jennifer Keil of DeWitt, a junior studying communications studies and health and sports studies at the University of Iowa, has won the $5,000 Miriam Taylor Scholarship. Keil was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Miriam Taylor Scholarship was created in 1965 by the Alumnae Association of the UI department of physical education for women to honor the longtime service of Professor Miriam Taylor. She died in 1974. Keil is a 2000 graduate of Central DeWitt High School and the daughter of Kevin and Janet Keil of DeWitt.

Eagle Grove
Abby Jorgensen of Eagle Grove, a senior studying Health Promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $1000 Bess Whittaker Scholarship and the $2,000 Margaret Fox Scholarship. Jorgensen was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Margaret Fox Scholarship was established in 1985 through gifts to honor the alumna (PhD 1949), former chair and longtime faculty member in the UI department of physical education for women. Fox still lives in Iowa City and is an active volunteer at the Senior Center and Mercy Hospital. Jorgensen is a 1999 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and the daughter of Jim and Judy Jorgensen of Eagle Grove.

Estherville
Christi Johnson of Estherville, a graduate student in psychology of sport and physical activity at the University of Iowa, has won the C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship, which funds tuition, room and board and a book stipend for one year. Johnson was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Spencer Scholarship is named in honor of a 1923 graduate of the UI department of physical education for women and established in 1985 at the time of her death. Johnson is a 1995 graduate of Estherville Lincoln Central High School and the daughter of Don and Mariel Johnson of Estherville. She is currently studying motivation and ethics in physical education and athletics.

Lone Tree
Kirsten Wolfe of North Liberty, a graduate student in athletic administration at the University of Iowa, has won the C. Pauline Spencer Scholarship, which funds tuition, room and board and a book stipend for the Fall 2003 semester. Wolfe was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI Department of Health and Sport Studies. The Spencer Scholarship is named in honor of a 1923 graduate of the UI department of physical education for women and established in 1985 at the time of her death. Wolfe is a 1995 graduate of Lone Tree High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Mike and Jerri Wolfe of Lone Tree.

Maquoketa
Rebecca K. Hayward of Iowa City, a graduate student in athletic administration at the University of Iowa, has won the $2,000 Mary Monroe Bell Scholarship. Hayward was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Bell Scholarship was established in 1988 by Katherine and Harris Seidel of Ames in honor of Katherine's sister, Mary Bell of DeKalb, Ill., who earned her doctorate in the UI department of physical education for women in 1955 and went on to a long career at the University of Northern Illinois. Bell was a pioneer in the movement to increase opportunities for girls and women in sport. Hayward is a 1996 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and is the daughter of Larry and Katy Hayward of Maquoketa.

Mason City
Sara Rohrer of Mason City, a junior studying health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship. Rohrer was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Halsey scholarship was established in 1950 in honor of Elizabeth Halsey, chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1924 to 1955. Halsey was a pioneer in establishing sport for women at the collegiate level. She died in 1984. Halsey Hall on the UI campus is named in her honor. Rohrer is a 2000 graduate of Mason City High School and the daughter of Mike Rohrer and Althea Rohrer of Mason City. This summer Rohrer will be a Camp Director for youth on a military base in Hawaii through a program called Camp Adventure. She plans to complete an Entrepreneurship Certificate an internship before graduating in May 2004. Following graduation she plans to attend graduate school to study health promotion.

Muscatine
Emily Schaapveld of Muscatine, a junior studying health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship. Schaapveld was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Halsey scholarship was established in 1950 in honor of Elizabeth Halsey, chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1924 to 1955. Halsey was a pioneer in establishing sport for women at the collegiate level. She died in 1984. Halsey Hall on the UI campus is named in her honor. Schaapveld is a 2000 graduate of Muscatine High School and the daughter of Joe Schaapveld and Pat Schaapveld of Muscatine.

Roland
Jill Larson of Roland, a sophomore studying Health Promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $5,000 Miriam Taylor Scholarship. Larson was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Miriam Taylor Scholarship was created in 1965 by the Alumnae Association of the UI department of physical education for women to honor the longtime service of Professor Miriam Taylor. She died in 1974. Larson is a 2001 graduate of Roland-Story High School and the daughter of Kim and Diane Larson of Roland.

Spencer
Tacia Edeker of Spencer, a senior studying health and sport studies with an emphasis in health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $600 Jean Homewood Memorial Scholarship. Edeker was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. Jean Homewood received her PhD from the UI department of physical education for women in 1955. The fund was established through gifts of her classmates. Edeker is a 1999 graduate of Spencer High School and the daughter of Darwin and Debra Edeker of Spencer.

Waterloo
Michelle Ganske of Waterloo a sophomore studying health promotion at the University of Iowa, has won the $1,000 Elizabeth Halsey Scholarship. Ganske was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Halsey scholarship was established in 1950 in honor of Elizabeth Halsey, chair of the UI department of physical education for women from 1924 to 1955. Halsey was a pioneer in establishing sport for women at the collegiate level. She died in 1984. Halsey Hall on the UI campus is named in her honor. Ganske is a 2001 graduate of East High School and the daughter of Mark and Mary Ganske of Waterloo.

Michigan

Lapeer
Rachel Jarvis of Lapeer, Mich., a graduate student in health promotion at the University of Iowa, and has won the $2,000 Mary Monroe Bell Scholarship. Jarvis was one of 29 undergraduate and graduate students sharing in more than $80,000 in scholarships awarded by the UI department of health and sport studies. The Bell Scholarship was Established in 1988 by Katherine and Harris Seidel of Ames in honor of Katherine's sister, Mary Bell of DeKalb, Ill., who earned her doctorate in the UI department of physical education for women in 1955 and went on to a long career at the University of Northern Illinois. Bell was a pioneer in the movement to increase opportunities for girls and women in sport. Jarvis is a 1995 graduate of Lapeer East High School.

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

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