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University of Iowa News Release

April 20, 2004

Local UI Student Wins Liberal Arts, Sciences Scholarship

Some 27 students in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have won scholarships through the college's 2004-2005 scholarship competition. Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced the scholarships, which collectively are worth more than $50,000, for students continuing their studies in liberal arts and sciences disciplines for the academic year 2004-2005.

Editors: Receipt of this release indicates a scholarship winner in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first.

IOWA

Boone: Nathan Druivenga, a junior studying mathematics, was awarded the $1,500 Richard J. Odem Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate in mathematics, statistics or economics. Druivenga is a 1998 graduate of Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the son of Dana Druivenga of Iowa City and Deb Pitt of Boone.

Buffalo Center: Kelly Ruth Anderson a sophomore studying journalism and English, was awarded the $2,500 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Anderson is a 2002 graduate of North Iowa High School and the daughter of Connie and Robert Anderson of Buffalo Center.

Burlington: Scott M. Tharp a junior pre-dentistry student studying biochemistry with a minor in chemistry, was awarded the $2,500 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Tharp is a 2001 graduate of Burlington Community High School and the son of Randy and Marlys Tharp of Burlington.

Centerville: Lyndsay Anne Bailey a sophomore pre-med student studying psychology with a minor in exercise science, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Bailey is a 2002 graduate of Centerville High School and the daughter of Doug and Lisa Bailey of Centerville.

Cresco: Robyn Bronner, a sophomore pre-medical student studying exercise science, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Bronner is a 2002 graduate of Crestwood High School and the daughter of Brent and Patsy Bronner of Cresco.

David W. Koehser Scholarship in Economics, Political Science, or History ($1,000)
Des Moines: Andrew M. Thomas, a sophomore studying history, was awarded the $1,000 David W. Koehser Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student in economics, political science, or history. Thomas is a 2002 graduate of Roosevelt High School and the son of Mark Thomas of Des Moines and Liz Robbins of Windsor Heights.

Dubuque: Lindsey A. Schneider, a sophomore studying economics and English, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Schneider is a 2002 graduate of Hempstead High School and the daughter of Sally and Mike Schneider of Dubuque.

Dyersville: Jennifer L. Heacock, a first-year pre-medical student studying biology and music with a minor in Spanish, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Heacock is a 2003 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the daughter of Clarence and Cindy Heacock of Dyersville.

Dyersville: Kearn Kirkwood, a senior studying English and computer science was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Kirkwood is a 2000 graduate of Beckman High School and the son of Tom and Dianna Kirkwood of Dyersville.

Holstein: Courtney Ehlers, a junior studying speech & hearing science, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Ehlers is a 2001 graduate of Galva-Holstein High School and the daughter of Darrell and Jeanette Ehlers of Holstein.

Iowa City: Elizabeth Aunan, a junior pre-medical student studying exercise science and Spanish, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Aunan is a 2001 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the daughter of Tom and Sue Aunan of Iowa City.

Iowa City: Lisa Kottemann, a sophomore studying dance with a minor in French, was awarded the $1,000 Mary Pelechek Scholarship, which is awarded to a student majoring in art, dance, music, or theatre. Kottemann is a 2002 graduate of City High School and the daughter of Brent and Pamela Kottemann of Iowa City.

Iowa City: Gasim Magzoub, a first-year pre-medical student studying philosophy was awarded the $800 Edward Prichett Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Magzoub is a 2003 graduate of West High School and the son of Mohamed Magzoub and Amal Abdelrahman of Iowa City.

Jesup: Amanda L. May, a senior studying journalism and art, was awarded the $2,000 Roger H. and Marilyn J. Coleman Scholarship, which is awarded to students majoring in communication studies or journalism and mass communication who are interested in broadcasting or print media. May is a 2000 graduate of Jesup High School and the daughter of Robert and Randi May of Jesup.

Keosauqua: Bret Alvis, a junior pre-medical student studying exercise science, was awarded the $2,000 Margaret Foster Hoff Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Alvis is a 2001 graduate of Van Buren High School and the son of Dave and Carol Alvis of Keosauqua.

Mason City: Monica Verma, a sophomore pre-medical student studying biology with a minor in Spanish, was awarded the $1,500 Velma Stuit Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in service to others. Verma is a 2002 graduate of Mason City High School and the daughter of Rajinder and Asha Verma of Mason City.

Milo: Sarah Olsasky, a junior pre-medical student studying psychology and pursuing a certificate in American Sign Language and deaf studies, was awarded the $1,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Olsasky is a 2001 graduate of Southeast Warren High School and the daughter of Terry and Liz Davis of Milo.

South English: Stacy Ehrisman, a sophomore pre-law student studying political science and international studies with a minor in Japanese, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Ehrisman is a 2002 graduate of English Valleys High School and the daughter of Ben and Michelle Garrett of South English and Gary and Julie Ehrisman of Monticello.

Swisher: Kally Ann Marks, a senior studying actuarial science and mathematics with a minor in Spanish, was awarded the $1,500 Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Marks is a home-school graduate and the daughter of Joe and Veronica marks of Swisher.

Urbandale: Lauren McCarthy, a sophomore studying political science and international studies with a minor in Spanish and pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. McCarthy is a 2002 graduate of Dowling High School and the daughter of Kathy Koenig and Jim McCarthy of Urbandale.

ILLINOIS

Washburn: Jamie Schneider, a senior studying music, was awarded the $1,500 Mary Campbell Tow Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Schneider is a 2000 graduate of Metamora High School and the daughter of James and Laurie Schneider of Washburn.

MICHIGAN

Plymouth: Denise G. Dooley, a junior studying English and religious studies with a minor in Spanish, was awarded the $2,800 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their University of Iowa studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. Dooley is a 2001 graduate of Plymouth Canton High School and the daughter of Malcolm Dooley of Dearborn, Mich., and Dave and Christine Ingersoll of Plymouth, Mich.

NEBRASKA

Omaha: Lori Eiserman, a senior studying interdepartmental studies and pursuing a certificate in American Indian and Native Studies, was awarded the $1,500 Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Eiserman is a 2000 graduate of Central High School and the daughter of Jeanne and Robert Eiserman of Iowa City and Longmount, Colo.

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