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University of Iowa News Release

June 3, 2004

Local UI Student Wins Scholarship

The University of Iowa Honors Program recently awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to 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.

The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Honors Program Director Alice B. Fulton, Ph.D., was emcee of the event. Presenters included Associate Provost Lola Lopes; John Keller, dean of the Graduate College; Frederick Antczak, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Carol Fethke, honors advisor from the Tippie College of business; Laurie Croft, honors advisor from the College of Education's Belin-Blank Center; Alec Scranton, associate dean in the College of Engineering; Jo Eland, director of student affairs in the College of Nursing; and Erika Ernst, honors advisor in the College of Pharmacy.

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

AFTON

Cheryl Davenport, a junior double majoring in Spanish and economics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has won a Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Davenport has worked for the past 2 1/2 years with Professor Cathy Cole in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business's Marketing Department. 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. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Davenport is a daughter of Jean Davenport of Thayer and Charles and Margo Davenport of Arispe, Iowa, and a 2001 graduate of East Union High School.

AMES

Jacek Pruski, who is graduating this spring with honors in both environmental economics and policy and in political science in the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Pruski wrote his thesis with Professor Jeannie Sowers and he is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He is a son of Marek and Beata Pruski of Ames and a 2000 graduate of Ames High School.

AMES

Kelcey Larsen-Ferree, who is graduating this spring with honors in classical studies and a degree in linguistics in the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Larsen-Ferree wrote an honors thesis with Professor John Finamore. She is a daughter of Terrie Larsen and David Ferree of Ames and a 2000 graduate of Ames High School.

AMES

Evan Herrnstadt, a sophomore and triple major in political science, international studies and economics at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Herrnstadt is involved in a variety of political activities on campus, including serving as co-founder and co-chair of the UI College Greens. He is a son of Steven and Mary Herrnstadt of Ames and a 2002 graduate of Ames High School.

AMES

Andrew Struck-Marcell, a senior who is double majoring in music and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Struck-Marcell has worked extensively with Professors Lawrence Fritts and David Gompper. Struck-Marcell is a son of Curt Struck and Lise Marcell of Ames and a 2000 graduate of Ames High School.

AMES

Andrew Houk, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Houk is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and for the past two and a half years he has worked with Dr. Andrew Robertson from the UI Department of Biochemistry. Houk is a son of Sam and Linda Houk of Ames and a 2001 graduate of Ames High School.

ANKENY

Bian Li, who is graduating this spring with majors in economics and international studies and a certificate in international business in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Li has done research with Professor Rex Honey. Li is a son of Xiaoyue Li and Xue Luo of Ankeny and a 2001 graduate of Ankeny High School.

AVOCA

Thomas Hegna, who is graduating this spring with honors in geoscience and with minors in English and philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award and of The Sanxay Prize. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The Sanxay Prize is awarded to UI Liberal Arts & Sciences seniors who show the highest promise of achievement in graduate work. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Hegna wrote his honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Adrain from the Department of Geoscience. He is a son of Robert and Ellamae Hegna of Avoca and a 2000 graduate of AHST Community High School.

BETTENDORF

Chet Vignes, who is graduating this spring with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. He is a son of Calvin and Sandra Vignes of Bettendorf and a 2000 graduate of Bettendorf High School.

BLUE GRASS

Michael Denklau, a junior majoring in accounting and political science in the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Denklau has worked with Professor Brian Lai and this semester he is working with Professor Kelly Kadera. He is a son of Dale and JoAnn Denklau of Blue Grass and is a 2001 graduate of Davenport West High School.

BOUTON

Molly Spellman, a sophomore who is majoring in political science and English with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Spellman is interested in attending law school after graduation. Spellman is a daughter of Patrick and Kassie Spellman of Bouton and a 2002 graduate of Dowling High School.

BURLINGTON

Andrew Boyd, a junior who is majoring in international studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of the James D. Robertson Scholarship and a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of James D. Robertson, a UI graduate and a lifetime Honorary Director of the UI Foundation, the Robertson scholarship is awarded annually to a junior in the social sciences who graduated from an Iowa high school and has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise.
Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Boyd is a son of Tom and Carole Boyd of Burlington and a 2001 graduate of Burlington High School.

CEDAR FALLS

Chiraag Dharia, who is graduating this spring with a double major in biomedical engineering and religious studies in the University of Iowa College of Education, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Dharia has engaged in research through the Biomedical Optics Summer Institute/Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. The parents of Dharia, who is a 2000 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, are Vijay and Meena Dharia.

CEDAR FALLS

April Irwin, who is graduating this spring with a degree in art education in the University of Iowa College of Education, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Irwin has worked on a project with Professor Rachel Williams on teaching art in alternative school settings. She is a daughter of Deanna Pannell of Coralville and David and Delores Irwin of Maquoketa. She is a 2000 graduate of Cedar Falls High School.

CEDAR RAPIDS

Jennifer Kruse, a junior majoring in Spanish with an interest in pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Kruse has done research with Dr. Dawn Kirschmann in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Kruse is a daughter of Patty and Brian Kruse of Cedar Rapids and a 2001 graduate of Jefferson High School.

CEDAR RAPIDS

Josephine Ngo, who is graduating this spring with honors in political science and has a second major in global studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Ngo wrote her honors thesis with Professor Jeannie Sowers, and she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is a daughter of Ro Van Ngo and Tu Anh Ngo of Cedar Rapids and a 2000 graduate of Jefferson High School.

CEDAR RAPIDS

Brian Kessler, who is graduating this spring with honors in physics and with a degree in mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award and the Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The Callen Prize is awarded to outstanding UI Liberal Arts & Sciences seniors who will attend graduate school in the next academic year. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Kessler wrote an honors thesis with physics professor Wayne Polyzou. He is a son of Alan and Karen Kessler of Cedar Rapids and a 2000 graduate of Washington High School.

CLEAR LAKE

Barry Pump, who is majoring in political science at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus.

CLEAR LAKE

Anne Cherry, who is graduating this spring with a major in physics and a minor in chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Cherry is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She is a daughter of John and Elizabeth Cherry of Clear Lake and a 2000 graduate of Clear Lake High School.

CRESCENT

Erica Durham, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. After graduation, Durham plans to practice as a nurse for a few years and then enter a Ph.D. program to pursue her interest in child and family nursing. Durham is a daughter of Ulla Durham and the late Frank Durham of Crescent and a 2000 graduate of Underwood High School.

DAVENPORT

Samantha DeVilbiss, a junior who is majoring in history and anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. DeVilbiss is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and intends to graduate with a teaching certificate and a museum studies certificate. She is a daughter of Betsy and Larry DeVilbiss and a 2001 graduate of Davenport West High School.

DAVENPORT

Daniel Haase, a junior majoring in Spanish with an interest in pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Haase is a son of Michael and Marie Haase of Davenport and a 2001 graduate of Assumption High School.

DES MOINES

Suzanne Fox, a first-year student majoring in music and art history at the University of Iowa, is the recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Fox plays horn and has worked with Professor Jeffrey Agrell from the UI Department of Music. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Fox is a daughter of Roger and Carol Fox and a 2003 graduate of Saydel High School.

DES MOINES

Hailyn Nielsen, a sophomore majoring in microbiology and computer science at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Year Award. Nielsen plans to minor in Spanish and has worked with Professor Lacy Daniels. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Nielsen is a daughter of Bill and Jeannie Nielsen of Des Moines and a 2002 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School and Central Academy.

DES MOINES

Andrew Thomas, a sophomore majoring in history, economics, and political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of the sophomore year Dewey B. Stuit Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Dewey B. Stuit, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, these scholarships are awarded annually to a first-year student and a sophomore student enrolled in the college in recognition of outstanding academic performance. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Thomas is a son of Liz Robbins of Windsor Heights, Iowa, and Mark Thomas of Des Moines and is a 2002 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

DUBUQUE

Megan MacLeod, who is graduating this spring with honors in both classics and dance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. MacLeod worked on her double honors thesis with Professors Mary Depew and Rebekah Kowal. She is a daughter of David and Linda MacLeod of Dubuque and is a 2000 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.

DUBUQUE

Michael Sudmeier, who is graduating this spring with honors in both English and art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Sudmeier completed theses under the guidance of Professors Corey Creekmur and Keith Achepohl and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a son of Robert and Karen Sudmeier and a 2000 graduate of Dubuque Senior High.

DYERSVILLE

Jennifer Heacock, a first-year student majoring in clarinet performance and biology with an interest in pre-medicine and a minor in Spanish at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Heacock is a daughter of Clarence and Cindy Heacock of Dyersville and a 2003 graduate of Western Dubuque High School.

DYERSVILLE

Kearn Kirkwood, a senior who is pursuing a double major in computer science and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Kirkwood is working with English Professor Dee Morris on a multimedia honors thesis arising from his interest in slam poetry and technology. Kirkwood is a son of Thomas and Dianna Kirkwood of Dyersville and a 2000 graduate of Beckman High School.

EMMETSBURG

Nicole Cook, who is graduating this spring with a degree in finance with an accounting emphasis in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business,
is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Cook has also completed a minor in Spanish and an international business certificate. She is a daughter of Steve and Patty Cook of Emmetsburg and a 2000 graduate of Emmetsburg High School.

FORT DODGE

Nate Green, who is graduating this spring with a major in political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, a minor in business, and an interest in pre-law, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Green is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. He is a son of Dr. Scott and Joleen Green of Fort Dodge and a 2000 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School.

HIGHLAND

See listing for Kristen Musser under RIVERSIDE.

HUXLEY

Hans Friedrichsen, who is graduating with honors in exercise science and with a degree in psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Friedrichsen wrote a thesis supervised by Dr. Gina Schatteman and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a son of Thomas and Cindy Friedrichsen and a 2000 graduate of Ballard High School.

INDEPENDENCE

Sarita Dave, who is graduating this spring with honors in exercise science and a degree in music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Dave completed her honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kelly J. Cole. She is a daughter of Dr. B.J. and Diane Dave of Independence and a 2000 graduate of Independence High School.

IOWA CITY

Henry Diggelmann, who is graduating this spring and majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, and trumpet performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Diggelmann has done research in the lab of Professor Zuhair Ballas. He is a son of Henry and Linda Digglemann of Iowa City and a 1999 graduate of Iowa City High School.

IOWA CITY

Kristy Hirokawa, who is graduating with a degree in anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of The Sanxay Prize
The prize, given to UI Liberal Arts and Sciences seniors who show the highest promise of achievement in graduate work, was awarded during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus.

IOWA CITY

Anh Buu To, a sophomore who is majoring in Chinese and art at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. To came to the United States from Vietnam in 1997 and she plans to study abroad in China. She also plans to attend medical school after graduation. To is a daughter of Dai To and Tien Ly of Iowa City and a 2003 graduate of Iowa City High School.

IOWA CITY

Elizabeth Aunan, a junior majoring in exercise science and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship and a Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The Fenton Scholarship is awarded on the basis of students' high academic achievement and thoughtful essays exploring the impact of their UI studies on their academic and/or non-academic lives. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Aunan is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Aunan is a daughter of Tom and Sue Aunan of Iowa City and a 2001 graduate of Iowa City West High School.

IOWA CITY

Allison Page, a sophomore with a major in piano performance and a minor in French in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Page was the featured soloist at the ceremony. She plans to spend the next academic year studying in France. Page is a daughter of Carolyn Antone-Page and Joe Page of Iowa City and a 2002 graduate of Iowa City High School.

IOWA CITY

Erik Alexander, who is graduating this spring with honors in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. As an undergraduate, Alexander worked in the bio-inorganic chemistry lab of Professor Harold Goff and he is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Alexander is a 2000 graduate of Iowa City West High School and is a son of Carol Alexander.

IOWA CITY

Matthew David Brown, a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Brown works in the Cognitive Systems Lab with Professor John Lee. Brown is a son of David and Cindy Brown of Iowa City and a 2002 graduate of Iowa City West High School.

JEFFERSON

Tracey Irwin, who is graduating this spring with a degree in chemical engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Irwin worked on a senior project with Professor Gary Aurand. Irwin is a daughter of Geri and Jim Irwin of North Liberty (formerly of Jefferson) and a 2000 graduate of Jefferson-Scranton High School.

JEFFERSON

Anne Schwarzkopf, a senior majoring in environmental science on the chemistry track in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Schwarzkopf is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Since fall 2002, she has worked in the lab of Professor Vicki Grassian in the UI Department of Chemistry. Schwarzkopf is a daughter of Bob and Mikki Schwarzkopf of Jefferson and a 2000 graduate of Jefferson-Scranton High School.

JEWELL

Kara Walker, who is graduating this spring from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. For the past two years, Walker has held a position on the board of directors of the UI Association of Nursing Students. She is a daughter of Mick and Joan Walker and a 2000 graduate of South Hamilton High School.

JOHNSTON

Ryan Gourley, a first-year student majoring in psychology at the University of Iowa with plans to add majors in theater and business, is the recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Gourley is a son of Chris and Kathy Gourley of Johnston and a 2003 graduate of Dowling High School.

MASON CITY

Monica Verma, a sophomore biology major and Spanish minor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. Verma is also the winner of a Velma Stuit Scholarship this year, awarded by the College of Liberal Arts & Science. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Verma is interested in neuroscience and is pursuing a research project with Professor Michael Dailey. Verma is a daughter of Dr. Rajinder and Asha Verma of Mason City and a 2002 graduate of Mason City High School.

MAQUOKETA

See listing for April Irwin under CEDAR FALLS.

MUSCATINE

Stephanie Rupe, who is graduating this spring from the University of Iowa with honors in both psychology and social work, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Rupe wrote her thesis under the guidance of Professors Sara Sanders and John Harvey. Rupe is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is a daughter of Steve and Nancy Rupe of Muscatine and a 1999 graduate of Muscatine High School.

NEVADA

Alissa Chisholm, who is graduating this spring with honors in psychology with a minor in social work in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award, the Susan B. Hancher Award and the Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The Hancher Award is given to the senior woman who best exemplifies Mrs. Hancher's qualities of leadership, motivation, concern, and dedication in her contributions to university and community life. The award is administered by the UI chapter of Mortar Board honor society and the University Honors Program in memory of Mrs. Hancher. The Callen Prize is awarded to outstanding UI Liberal Arts & Sciences seniors who will attend graduate school in the next academic year. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Chisholm completed her honors thesis with Professor Grazyna Kochanska and she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is a daughter of Jeff and Lorrie Chisholm of Nevada and a 2001 graduate of Nevada High School.

NEWTON

Brenna Griffin, a junior who is majoring in English education in the University of Iowa College of Education, minoring in Spanish, and intends to be certified in secondary education for both Spanish and English, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Griffin is a daughter of Patrick Griffin and Cyndi Mortenson of Newton and a 2001 graduate of Newton High School.

OTTUMWA

Carissa Swanstrom, a senior and political science major with an interest in social advocacy and activism in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Swanstrom has worked with Professor David Redlawsk and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Swanstrom is a daughter of Ron and Bridget Swanstrom of Ottumwa and a 2000 graduate of Ottumwa High School.

OTTUMWA

Emily Gleich, a senior in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. After graduation Gleich plans to seek a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner. Gleich is a daughter of Jerome and Kathy Gleich of Ottumwa and a 2000 graduate of Ottumwa High School.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Dane Shiltz, a first-year student in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy,
is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Shiltz is a son of Carroll and Donna Shiltz of Bettendorf and a 2001 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School.

SOLON

Yashaar Chaichian, who is graduating this spring with honors in political science and who also majored in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Chaichian has engaged in research with Dr. Daniel Bonthius and has completed an honors thesis with Professor Jeannie Sowers. Chaichian's parents are Dina and Mohammad Chaichian of Solon and he is a 2000 graduate of West High School.

URBANDALE

Lauren McCarthy, a sophomore majoring in political science and international studies and minoring in Latin American studies and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. McCarthy has also been awarded a Bill and John Fenton Scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts & Science. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The Fenton Scholarship 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. The awards were given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. McCarthy is a daughter of Kathy Koenig and Jim McCarthy and a 2002 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School.

URBANDALE

Melehia Frauenholtz, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Frauenholtz plans to pursue a career in clinical research. In pursuit of that goal, Frauenholtz has worked with Professor Pamela Geyer. Frauenholtz is a daughter of Bonny Frauenholtz of Urbandale and a 2001 graduate of Urbandale High School.

RIVERSIDE

Kristen Musser, a first-year student and open major interested in the fields of speech pathology and audiology and in communication studies at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of the first-year Dewey B. Stuit Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Dewey B. Stuit, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, these scholarships are awarded annually to a first-year student and a sophomore student enrolled in the college in recognition of outstanding academic performance. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Musser is a daughter of Steve and Marcy Musser of Riverside and a 2003 graduate of Highland High School.

ROLFE

Laura Schultes, a junior majoring in accounting in the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business and in Spanish, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Schultes plans to attend law school after graduating from the UI. Schultes is a daughter of Ken and Carmella Schultes of Rolfe and a 2001 graduate of Pocahontas Area High School.

RYAN

Sean McEvoy, who is graduating this spring with honors in psychology and minor in English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. McEvoy wrote his honors thesis with Professor Paul Windschitl and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a son of Bill and Doris McEvoy of Ryan.

SPIRIT LAKE

Megan Heneke, a first-year student majoring in political science and Chinese language in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Heneke has done research with Professor Brian Lai in the UI Department of Political Science. Heneke is a daughter of Tom and Kim Heneke of Spirit Lake and a 2002 graduate of Spirit Lake High School.

URBANDALE

Anne Hummel, who is graduating this spring with a degree in industrial engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. She is a daughter of Mark and Jane Hummel of Urbandale and a 2000 graduate of Urbandale High School.

WATERLOO

Patricia Madden, who is graduating this spring with a doctor of pharmacy degree in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. She is a daughter of Tim and Ruth Wilhite of Rockford, Ill., and a 1998 graduate of Walnut Ridge Academy.

WEST BRANCH

Helen Fuller, who graduated in December with majors in biomedical engineering and mathematics and a minor in Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Fuller is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is a daughter of John Fuller and Kathy Fait and a 2000 graduate of West Branch High School.

WEST DES MOINES

Todd Lantz, a sophomore majoring in political science and communication studies at the University of Iowa and participates in debate activities, is a recipient of a Rhodes Dunlap Sophomore Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Lantz is a son of Mike and Karen Lantz of West Des Moines and a 2002 graduate of Dowling High School.

WEST DES MOINES

Matthew Ford, who is graduating this spring with a major in finance in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. He is a son of Stephen Ford and a 2000 graduate of Valley High School.

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ILLINOIS

CHICAGO

Jacqueline Alcántar, who is majoring in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa, is a recipient of the Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Alcántar is a daughter of Moises A. Alcántar (father), Arlene Alcántar (mother) and Marlene Alcántar (step-mother), all of Chicago, and a 2003 graduate of Lane Tech College Prep.

DUNLAP

Heather Underwood, who is graduating this spring with honors in social work and a second major in psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Underwood is also obtaining a certificate in aging studies and she wrote her honors thesis with Dr. Lorraine Dorfman. She is a daughter of Gary and Bina Underwood of Dunlap, Ill., and a 2000 graduate of Illinois Valley Central.

HIGHLAND PARK

Jered Matthysse, who is graduating this spring with a degree in history and with honors in political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Matthysse wrote his honors thesis with Professor Kelly Kadera. He is a son of Ilene Milgram of Highland Park and a 2000 graduate of Highland Park High School.

NAPERVILLE

Christina Rabinak, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa with has an interest in pre-medicine, is a recipient of the Rhodes Dunlap First-Year Award. Rabinak has worked in the lab of Dr. Michael Apicella. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Rabinak is a daughter of Barbara and Glenn Rabinak of Naperville and a 2003 graduate of Naperville Central High School.

NORTHBROOK

Julie Thoms, who is graduating this spring with a degree in English and certification in secondary education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Thoms has worked with Professor Laurie Croft studying honors programs in education at the university level. Thoms is a daughter of Eugene and the late Aline Thoms of Northbrook and a 1999 graduate of Glenbrook North High School.

ORION

Jennifer Griffin, who is graduating this spring with a doctor of pharmacy degree in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Griffin is a daughter of Tom and Mary Jane Griffin of Orion and a 1995 graduate of Orion High School.

SAVOY

Laura David, a junior majoring in English education in the University of Iowa College of Education, with a Spanish minor and an English as a Second Language endorsement, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. David is a daughter of Monica and Mark David of Savoy and a 2001 graduate of Champaign Central High School.

WHEATON

Andrea Green, who is graduating this spring with a degree in nursing in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Green has been doing research at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics under the guidance of Professor Mary Berg. She is a daughter of Scott and Carolyn Rebman of Wheaton and a 2000 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

WHEATON

Karen Emmerson, a sophomore majoring in political science and statistics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. During the past year she has been working with Professor David Redlawsk in the Political Science Department. Emmerson is a daughter of Kathy and Tim Emmerson of Wheaton and a 2002 graduate of Wheaton-Warrenville South High School.

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MICHIGAN

DEARBORN

Denise Dooley, a junior majoring in English and religious studies and minoring in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Dooley is a Writing Fellow, a board member of The James Gang, the founder and editor of an independent small press, and has worked with the Imagine Iowa's Future Tour project. Dooley is a daughter of Malcom Dooley of Dearborn, Mich., and David and Christine Ingersoll of Plymouth. She is a 2001 graduate of Plymouth-Canton High School.

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MINNESOTA

ST. CLOUD

Laura Ewing, who is a music performance major in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Ewing plays the cello under the guidance of Professor Anthony Arnone and aspires to become a professor of cello and music theory.

ST. PAUL

Stephanie LaNasa, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, and minoring in French, is a recipient of a Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the Honors Program, Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic achievement of undergraduates in the University Honors Program. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. LaNasa has worked as a research assistant in the lab of Professor Victor Rodgers. LaNasa is a daughter of Joe and Donna LaNasa and a 2001 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School.

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MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS

Kimberly Semsar, who is graduating this spring with a major in accounting and a minor in communication studies in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is a recipient of a Collegiate Scholar Award. Collegiate Scholar awards are granted to a select group of graduating seniors, nominated by faculty based on outstanding academic accomplishment and contribution to the university. The award was given during a recognition ceremony April 18 in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Semsar has studied abroad in Wales. She is a daughter of Bill and Janet Semsar of St. Louis, Mo., and a 2000 graduate of Webster Groves High School.

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