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April 20, 2005

UI Pharmacy Students Named To National Honor Society

Twenty-two University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students will accept membership into the Rho Chi Society at its annual spring initiation banquet Friday, April 22, in the Wayne Richey Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The Rho Chi Society was established in 1922, and is a national academic honor society recognizing academic excellence among pharmacy students. As the fourth chapter established in the United States, the UI's Delta Chapter began in 1923.

Rho Chi has traditionally participated in many activities at the UI, including National Pharmacy Week, tutor referral services and the Mobile Clinic, which provides health care to underserved populations within the Iowa City community.

Students ranking in the highest 20 percent of their class are eligible for membership after having completed six semesters of scholastic work applicable toward their pharmacy degrees. Graduate students must have at least half of their coursework completed and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 in order to be nominated.

The following students from the UI College of Pharmacy class of 2007 have been selected: Heather Arnold, Karen Bui, Jennifer Eyberg, Emily Frauenholtz, Jon Godden, Phyllis Hemerson, Chelsea Hunter, Jennifer Krause, Amy Lassen, Mary Beth Leistad, Erica Long, Pamela Murphy, Nolan Ngo, Cheryl Ozog, Minh Pham, Molly Pille, Beth Renken, Dane Shiltz, Jaclyn Sprock, Christopher Toth and Meaghan Tredrea.

Joanne Reiland, a graduate student in the college, also will be inducted to Rho Chi April 22.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu; Writer: Christine Nicholson