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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 2, 2004

UI Pharmacy Students Earns Degrees, Awards

(Student) of (hometown) received a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy at the college's commencement ceremony May 13.

At commencement, (student) was recognized for (award/recognition).

(Student) has accepted a position with (name and location of company/organization).

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students first. Not all students listed below received awards/recognition at commencement, and post-graduation information was not available for all students.

IOWA

Alburnett     Carrie Olmstead (no additional information available)

Altoona     Kara Dawson; CVS in Virgina (no city given)

Bettendorf     Sachiko Rasmussen; St. Jospeh's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

Blairsburg     Sheri Sutherland; graduating with Highest Distinction; Forest Park Pharmacy in Mason City, Iowa

Burlington     Ezra Douglas; Drug Town in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Carroll     Bennet Jordison; Walgreens in Tucson, Ariz.

Cascasde     Jeanine Takes; CVS in Phoenix, Ariz.

Castana     Bradey Gotto; U.S. Navy in Bethesda, Md.

Cedar Falls     Jason Freiberg; graduating with Distinction

Cedar Rapids     Tiffany Chamberlain; Walgreens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

     Michael Conrey; Drug Town in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

     Matthew Kalinsky; graduating with Distinction and receiving the Merck Prize; Nuclear Pharmacy Service in Peoria, Ill.

     Shannon Sherwood; Wal-Mart in Osage Beach, Mo.

     Jennifer Tryon; receiving the Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Oustanding Leader Award; an administrative residency and master's program in Madison, Wis.

Center Point     Melinda Ingraham; Walgreens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Centerville     Amy O'Conner; Wal-Mart in Centerville, Iowa

Chariton     Stacey Rasmussen; Target in Waterloo, Iowa

Cherokee     Heather Gates; Drug Town in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Creston     Jarel Freml; graduating with High Distinction and receiving the Facts and Comparisons Award; a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.

Coralville     Angela Lauderbaugh; Drug Town in West Des Moines, Iowa

Council Bluffs     Jodie Friedrichsen; Osco Drug in Waterloo, Iowa

     Eric Wymore; St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.

     Brent Hiley; a pharmacy practice residency in Omaha, Neb.

Davenport     Katherine Meyers; Hy-Vee in Davenport, Iowa

Des Moines     Angela Rittgers; CVS in Chicago, Ill.

     Delicia Smith; K-Mart in Jonesboro, Ark.

Eagle Grove     Lisa Benton; Wal-Mart in Coralville, Iowa

Fairfield     Kyra Kunkle; Hy-Vee in Iowa City, Iowa

Fort Dodge     Adrienne Looney; Raleigh Pharmacy in Denver, Colo.

Fort Madison     Douglas Ellis; Sav-On Pharmacy in San Diego, Calif.

     Jenna Lynk; Wal-Mart in Coralville, Iowa

Guttenberg     Theresa Miller-Eglseder; Hartig Drug in Dyersville, Iowa

Humboldt     Kristin Berger; graduating with Highest Distinction and receiving the College of Pharmacy Excellence Award; Target in West Des Moines, Iowa

     Carmen Dunphy; Hy-Vee in Davenport, Iowa

     Erin Erpeling; graduating with High Distinction; a primary care residency in Iowa City, Iowa

     Valerie Smith; receiving the ASP Certificate of Recognition; a pharmacy residency at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark.

Iowa City     Mitchell Barnett; graduating with High Distinction and Honors; VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa

     Timothy Goodhall; Hy-Vee in Des Moines, Iowa

     Kelly Herbert; graduating with High Distinction and receiving the Roche Pharmacy Communications Award; a primary care residency at the VA Medical Center in Madison, Wis.

     Kathleen Hradek; graduating with High Distinction and receiving the Perrigo Compnay Award for Excellence in Non-Prescription Studies; a primary care residency at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City

Lawler     Tracy Krueger; graduating with Distinction; ShopKo in La Crosse, Wis.

Lisbon     Shane Sedenka; Walgreens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lucas     Amiee Andersen; receiving the James W. Jones Memorial Award; Hy-Vee in Chariton, Iowa

Marshalltown     Megan Dahlke; receiving the Lilly Achievement Award; U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, N.C.

     Dallas Lendrum; graduating with Highest Distinction; VA Medical Center in Denver, Colo.

Mason City     Kara Leibrand; Hy-Vee in Des Moines, Iowa

Mount Pleasant     Beth Rode; graduating with Distinction and receiving the Dean's Achievement Award; Walgreens in Denver, Colo.

Northwood     Audra Anderson; graduating with Distinction; a community pharmacy residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Pharmacy in Richmond, Va.

Rock Valley     Kimberly Van Schepen; graduating with Highest Distinction and receiving the College of Pharmacy Faculty Award; CVS in Kansas City, Kan.

Schleswig     Leta Gosch; CVS in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Sioux City     Heidi Mizer; receiving the AphA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award and the ASP Certificate of Recognition; Target in Milwaukee, Wis.

     Kelly Rinnan; CVS in Kansas City, Mo.

     Bill Poulos; Osco Drug in the Quad Cities

     Rachel Van Norman; Wal-Mart in Denver, Colo.

Strawberry Point     Amber Goedken; graduting with High Distinction; a drug information residency at the University of Iowa Oakdale Research Campus

Spencer     Brian Arnold; Walgreens in Phoenix, Ariz.

Urbandale     Nicole Scheckel; an Osco/Purdue residency in Indianapolis, Ind.

Waterloo     Patricia Madden; graduating with High Distinction, being named a Collegiate Scholar and receving the Merck Prize; a pharmacy practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.

     Chelsea Newport; pharmacy practice residency at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa

Waucoma     Sarah Balk; Hy-Vee in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa

Waukon     Samuel Schulte; Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash.

West Burlington     Carolynn Dwight; Mercy Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa

West Chester     Jade Halvorsen; Wal-Mart in Prairie Du Chien, Wis.

West Des Moines     Cari Rice; graduating with Distinction and receiving the Mylan Pharmaceuticals Award; a primary care residency in Columbus, Ga.

     Justin Schneider; graduating with Distinction; CVS in Chicago, Ill.

West Union     Steve Alcorn (no additional information available)

     Lori Jensen; receiving the ASHP Student Leadership Award; a primary care residency at the VA Medical Cetner in Charleston, S.C.

Whiting     Anne Benjamin; Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa

CALIFORNIA

San Diego     Michelle Clasen; graduating with Distinction; St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

COLORADO

Denver     Journey Treacy (no additional information available)

ILLINOIS

Big Rock     Maria Winn; graduating with High Distinction; Target in Chicago, Ill.

Bryon     Amy Johnson; Walgreens in Rockford, Ill.

Chicago     Michael Osinski; Walgreens in Chicago, Ill.

Coal Valley     Kara Carruthers; Main at Locust Pharmacy in Davenport, Iowa

De Kalb     Jonathan Lehan; graduating with Highest Distinction; U.S. Air Force (no city/location provided)

Geneseo     Angelica Disterhoft; Walgreens in the Quad Cities

Libertyville     Kyla Short; graduating with Highest Distinction and receiving the TEVA Company Award; a pharmacy residency in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Manito     Lynn DeFrates, graduating with High Distinction; a primary care residency in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Moline     Camille Weir; Walgreens in Portland, Ore.

Mount Morris     Heidi Ress, graduating with High Distinction and Honors; a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Naperville     Melissa Becvar; Walgreens in Phoenix, Ariz.

Oak Park     Joshua Rusinak; a pharmacy practice residency in Chicago, Ill.

Orland Park     Anthony DalPonte; Osco Drug in Chicago, Ill.

Orion     Jennifer Griffin; graduating with Highest Distinction and Honors, being named a Collegiate Scholar, and receiving the College of Pharmacy Excellence Award; a residency at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif.

Oswego     Adam Hergenhahn; a pharmacy practice residency in Anchorage, Alaska

Peoria     Linda Marie Sewell; Cubs Pharmacy in Peoria, Ill.

Princeton     Jillian Bomleny; graduating with High Distinction; Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Ill.

Silvis     Jon Melcher; Osco Drug and the U.S. Army Reserve in Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, Iowa

MISSOURI

Festus     Megan Lang; Walgreens in St. Louis, Mo.

New London     Gail Wideman; ShopKo in Burlington and Fort Madison, Iowa

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis     Melissa Hansen; graduating with Distinction; North Pole RX Lab in North Pole, Alaska

NEBRASKA

Omaha     Jennifer Hudachek; Walgreens in Omaha, Neb.

WISCONSIN

La Crosse     Julie Kurtz; graduating with High Distinction; Hy-Vee in Coralville, Iowa

Milwaukee     Emily Zywicke; U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Rosendale     Rebecca Kehoe; graduating with Distinction; Hartig Drug in Dubuque, Iowa

WYOMING

Gillette     Dawn Recker; receiving the Glaxo SmithKline Beecham Patient Care Award; Liberty Pharmacy in North Liberty and A Ave. Pharmacy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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