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University of Iowa News Release

May 3, 2003

Local UI Student Elected To Phi Beta Kappa Membership

A group of 78 University of Iowa undergraduates were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences on Sunday, May 2.

Four students were elected using the "junior standard," which requires students to have completed a minimum 80 semester hours of UI coursework, with a minimum 3.90 UI and cumulative grade point averages. In the list below, ** indicates election as a junior. The other 74 students were elected using the "senior standard," which requires students to have completed a minimum 100 semester hours of college coursework (with at least 60 hours at the UI), with a minimum 3.80 UI and cumulative grade point averages. All students elected to membership have satisfied the General Education--Foreign Language requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. More than 15,000 new members are elected each year from 262 chapters across the United States.

Students are listed alphabetically according to hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first. (** indicates election as a junior)

IOWA

Ames: Anna Blaedel of Ames, a senior studying religious studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Blaedel is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the daughter of Mark and Deborah Blaedel.

Ames: Peter Chimenti of Ames, a junior studying biology and music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Chimenti is a 2001 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Dale and Linda Chimenti.

Ames: Amir Efrati of Ames, a senior studying history, journalism and art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Efrati is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Mira Engler and Gideon Efrati

Ames: Patrick Finn of Ames, a senior studying English and political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Finn is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Tim and Marilyn Finn.

Ames: Andrew Houk of Ames, a junior studying biochemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UI Carver College of Medicine, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Houk is a 2001 graduate of Ames High Schooland the son of Sam and Linda Houk.

Ames: Jacek Pruski of Ames, a senior studying environmental economics and policy and political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Pruski is a 2000 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Beata and Marek Pruski.

Anamosa: **Brooke Watters of Anamosa, a senior studying elementary education with specializations in reading and language arts in the University of Iowa College of Education and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Watters is a 2000 graduate of Anamosa High School and the daughter of Tim and Nancy Watters.

Ankeny: Adam J. Case of Ankeny, a senior studying biochemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UI Carver College of Medicine, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Case is a 2000 graduate of Ankeny High School and the son of John and Suzi Case.

Ankeny: Megan Groff of Ankeny, a senior pre-medical student studying exercise science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Groff is a 2000 graduate of Ankeny High School and the daughter of Jerry and Debbie Groff.

Bettendorf: Jill Sechser of Bettendorf, a senior studying computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Sechser is a 2000 graduate of Bettendorf High School and the daughter of Jerome and Denise Sechser.

Blairstown: Kodi Scheer of Blairstown, a senior studying literature, science, & the arts in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Scheer is a 2000 graduate of Benton Community High School and the daughter of Ron Scheer and Susan Shaull-Scheer.

Burlington: Andy Boyd of Burlington, a junior studying international studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Boyd is a 2001 graduate of Burlington High School and the son of Tom and Carole Boyd.

Burlington: Brian P. Dolan of Burlington, a senior studying psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and elementary education specializing in mathematics and social studies in the UI College of Education, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Dolan is a 1991 graduate of Burlington Community High School and the son of David and Nancy Dolan.

Cedar Rapids: Josephine Ngo of Cedar Rapids, a senior studying political science and global studies with a minor in English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Ngo is a 2000 graduate of Jefferson High School and the daughter of Ro and Tu Anh Ngo.

Cherokee: see Iowa City, Jerud Cozine

Clear Lake: Anne Cherry of Clear Lake, a senior studying physics with a minor in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Cherry is a 2000 graduate of Clear Lake High School and the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cherry.

Creston: Jennifer Adkisson of Creston, a senior studying English and journalism in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Adkisson is a 2000 graduate of Creston High School and the daughter of Kathy Harris of Des Moines and Gordon Adkisson of Diagonal.

Davenport: **Samantha DeVilbiss of Davenport, a junior studying history and anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. DeVilbiss is a 2001 graduate of Davenport West High School and the daughter of Betsy and Larry DeVilbiss.

Des Moines: Chris Talcott of Des Moines, a junior studying physics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Talcott is a 2001 graduate of Hoover High School and the son of Ken and Cathy Talcott.

Dubuque: Jeff Becker of Dubuque, a senior studying English and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Becker is a 2000 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the son of Jill and Frank Becker.

Dubuque: Michael Sudmeier of Dubuque, a senior studying English and art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Sudmeier is a 2000 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the son of Robert and Karen Sudmeier.

Epworth: Kim Lake of Epworth, a senior studying history and clinical laboratory science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Lake is a 2000 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the daughter of Jeff and Connie Bohle.

Epworth: Megan McDermot of Epworth, a senior studying political science and religious studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. McDermott is a 2000 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the daughter of Neal and Katie McDermott.

Farley: Kristine Janssen of Farley, a senior studying studio art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Janssen is a 2000 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the daughter of Jim and Mary Janssen.

Fort Dodge: Nate Green of Fort Dodge, a pre-law senior studying political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a business minor, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Green is a 2000 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School and the son of Scott and Joleen Green.

Huxley: Hans Friedrichsen of Huxley, a senior studying exercise science and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Friedrichsen is a 2000 graduate of Ballard High School and the son of Tom and Cindy Friedrichsen.

Iowa City: Erik Alexander of Iowa City, a senior studying chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Alexander is a 2000 graduate of West High School and the son of Carol Alexander.

Iowa City: Elizabeth Aunan, a junior pre-medical student studying exercise science and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Aunan is a 2001 graduate of West High School and the daughter of Tom and Sue Aunan of Iowa City.

Iowa City: Jerud Cozine of Iowa City, a senior studying fine arts in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Cozine is a 1995 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and the son of Mark and Deb Cozine, and Mark and Mary Jane Sprouse of Cherokee.

Iowa City: Hank Diggelmann of Iowa City, a senior studying chemistry, biochemistry and trumpet performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Diggelmann is a 1999 graduate of City High School and the son of Henry and Linda Diggelmann.

Iowa City: Erika Lord of Iowa City, a senior studying literature, science and the arts, music, and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Lord is a 1999 graduate of City High School and the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Lord of
Riverside.

Jefferson: Anne Schwarzkopf of Jefferson, a senior studying environmental science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Schwarzkopf is a 2000 graduate of Jefferson-Scranton High School and the daughter of Bob and Mikki Schwarzkopf.

Maxwell: Calvin Hennick of Maxwell, a senior studying English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Hennick is a 2000 graduate of Collins-Maxwell High School and the son of Milt and Dorothy Hennick.

Muscatine: Stephanie S. Rupe of Muscatine, a senior studying social work and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Rupe is a 1999 graduate of Muscatine High School and the daughter of Steve and Nancy Rupe.

Nevada: Alissa Chisholm of Nevada, a senior studying psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Chisholm is a 2001 graduate of Nevada High School and the daughter of Jeff and Lorrie Chisholm.

Ogden: Crystal Meyer of Ogden, a senior studying anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Meyer is a 2000 graduate of Ogden High School and the daughter of Larry and Kathy Meyer.

Ogden: Elizabeth Stumbo of Ogden, a senior studying fine art and communication studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Stumbo is a 2000 graduate of Ogden High School and the daughter of Doug and Deb Stumbo.

Ottumwa: Carissa Swanstrom of Ottumwa, a senior studying political science with a minor in women's studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Swanstrom is a 2000 graduate of Ottumwa High School and the daughter of Ron and Bridget Swanstrom.

Riverside: See Iowa City, Erika Lord

Sigourney: Jake Goldman of Sigourney, a senior studying psychology and philosophy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Goldman is a 2000 graduate of Sigourney High School and the son of Darrel and Colleen Goldman.

Traer: Lily Glenn of Traer, a senior studying religious studies, anthropology, and Japanese in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Glenn is a 2000 graduate of North Tama High School and the daughter of the late Curtis Glenn and Julie Glenn of San Jose, Calif.

Tripoli: Beth J. Rathe of Tripoli, a University of Iowa linguistics student, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Rathe earned a B.A. in linguistics from the UI in May 2003 and is currently pursuing a master's degree. She is a 1999 graduate of Tripoli High School and the daughter of Jim and Mary Jo Rathe.

West Branch: Helen Fuller of West Branch, a senior studying biomedical engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and mathematics and Spanish in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Fuller is a 2000 graduate of West Branch High School and the daughter of John Fuller and Kathy Fait.

Waterloo: Daniel Waterbury of Waterloo, a junior studying biology with minors in chemistry and Japanese in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Waterbury is a 2001 graduate of West High School and the son of Jim and Carol Waterbury.

Waterloo: Joanna Waggoner of Waterloo, a senior studying religious studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Waggoner is a 2000 graduate of West High School and the daughter of Micheal and Rita Waggoner.

Waukee: Brian P. Hobbs of Waukee, a senior studying anthropology and computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Hobbs is a 1999 graduate of Waukee High School and the son of Steve and Sheryl Hobbs.

ILLINOIS

DeKalb: Sara K. Dashner of DeKalb, Ill., a senior studying speech pathology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Dashner is a 2000 graduate of DeKalb High School and the daughter of Douglas and Nancy Dashner.

Elgin: **Sarah Strackany of Elgin, Ill., a junior studying communication studies with a mimor in dance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Strackany is a 2001 graduate of Larkin High School and the daughter of Bill and Nancy Strackany.

Grayslake: Jaime Reiland of Grayslake, Ill., a senior studying exercise science and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Reiland is a 2000 graduate of Grayslake Community High School and the daughter of Tom and Sheila Reiland.

Gurnee: Maggie Rupprecht of Gurnee, IL, a senior studying dance and biology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Rupprecht is a 2000 graduate of Carmel High School and the daughter of Kevin and Cecelia Rupprecht.

Lake Forest: Margaret Mueller of Lake Forest, Ill., a senior pre-medical student studying exercise science and music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Mueller is a 2000 graduate of Lake Forest High School and the daughter of Peter and Robin Mueller.

Naperville: Richard M. Oloffson of Naperville, IL, a senior studying history and philosophy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Oloffson is a 2000 graduate of Naperville North High School and the son of Richard and Margaret Oloffson.

Peoria: Nicole Nowacki of Peoria, Ill., a senior studying political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Nowacki is a 1999 graduate of Peoria High School and the daughter of Elizabeth and Nicolas Ladji.

Wayne: **Katherine Murphy of Wayne, Ill., a junior studying journalism and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Murphy is a 2001 graduate of Bartlett High School and the daughter of Charles and Susan Murphy.

MINNESOTA

Maplewood: Anne Guthrie of Maplewood, Minn., a junior studying music composition and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Guthrie is a 2001 graduate of Tartan High School in Oakdale, Minn., and the daughter of Douglas and Rosalie Guthrie.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Lebanon: Julie Saine of Lebanon, N.H., a senior studying English and sociology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was initiated into the UI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the premier honor society for undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Saine is a 2000 graduate of Lebanon High School and the daughter of Deborah and Patrick Saine.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu.