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April 22, 2005

Local Student Wins UI Journalism Scholarship

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently awarded nearly $120,000 in scholarships to its students. Students were honored at the school's annual Fourth Estate banquet Friday, April 1, at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The school inducted 12 new members into Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society, and named Jaclyn Fashoda of Elmhurst, Ill., the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar for 2005. The Top Scholar is the student with the highest grade-point average among graduating seniors.

John C. Merrill, emeritus professor of journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia, was selected as this year's inductee into the journalism school's Hall of Fame. He attended the banquet and gave the keynote address. Merrill, who received his doctorate from the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1961, is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of media ethics and the philosophy of journalism. He has taught for more than 50 years at institutions around the world, has been a senior fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York and has received the Distinguished Service Award in International Communication from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, among many other honors. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in the 1930 and continues writing today as a columnist for the Columbia Missourian.

Student scholarship winners are listed below according to hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first:

AMES: Heather McElvain, a masters professional student, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper, magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. While maintaining a sterling academic performance, Heather has held numerous journalistic positions. She has been a copy editor with the West Branch Times , a writer for the University of Iowa's College of Education, a reporter for West Liberty Index and an intern for The Cedar Rapids Gazette. She currently is a correspondent for The Des Moines Register

ANAMOSA: Jennifer Zoller, a senior journalism and communication studies double major, won the $2,000 Jim Zabel Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism students who demonstrate professional promise and academic excellence and who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, longtime sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 graduate of the school. Zoller has worked for the past two years for two radio stations in Cedar Rapids, KXIC and 100.7 The Fox, where she does everything from writing copy to producing commercials to keeping the Web sites updated. She interned last summer at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, where she also had a range of experience with writing, producing and editing. She also has freelanced stories to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

ANKENY: Elizabeth Klinge, a senior journalism major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper, magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Klinge has worked for several television and radio stations since 2001 including reporting and anchoring WEIU-TV's 5:30 newscasts in Charleston, Ill., last year.

BETTENDORF: Alison Baker, a senior journalism and political science double major, won the $2,500 A. W. Lee Scholarship, awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships to be awarded in these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations. Baker has had internships with the Quad-City Times/Quad-City Business Journal, and with U. S. Congressman James A. Leach's office. She also has been a marketing intern for Hancher Auditorium and currently is a public relations intern with Henry Russell Bruce in Cedar Rapids.

BUFFALO CENTER: Kelly Anderson, a senior journalism and English double major, won the $1,000 William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a journalism major who plans to teach high school journalism, has a 2.7 or higher grade point average and has financial need. Beginning in 1919, William S. Maulsby was the first person to teach journalism courses exclusively at the UI. This scholarship was established in 1993 by Professor Maulsby's granddaughter, Susan Redfern. Anderson has been a publications assistant for the Iowa High School Press Association office and the UI Summer Journalism Workshops office. In addition, she has been a tour guide for the UI Office of Admissions and a writing fellow for UI Honors Program and rhetoric department.

CARROLL: Brett Roberts, a junior journalism major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Roberts has worked for the WHO-TV sports staff, for The Daily Times Herald in Carroll, and for KRUI-FM as a sports broadcaster.

CEDAR FALLS: Shajia Ahmad, a sophomore journalism and international studies double major, won the $800 W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship, awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction during the academic year in editorial or interpretive news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company. Ahmad served as co-president of Amnesty International this year.

CEDAR FALLS: Michael Schmidt, a junior journalism and health and sport studies major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Schmidt has worked as a sports reporter for Tiger Hi-Line in Cedar Falls and The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Christina Erb, a senior journalism major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper, magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Erb is a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan. She recently returned from two weeks in Israel, writing about the tensions created by the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Mary Fishburn, a senior journalism major, won the $150 Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship, awarded to a journalism major who has been active in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society Of America, plans a career in public relations and has achieved academic excellence. Gordon B. Strayer, a 1951 master's graduate, worked for University Relations for more than 40 years. A national leader in public relations, he retired in 1991. Fishburn has gained valuable pre-professional experience as a writing intern for The Iowa Alumni Magazine and as a community affairs intern for KCRG-TV.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Kent Nguyen, a senior journalism and marketing double major, won the $1,000 The Gazette Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship, awarded to a minority journalism major or master's professional student planning a career in print or broadcast journalism. Nguyen has interned for The (Nashville) Tennessean and the UI International Program and has been a reporter for The Daily Iowan.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Lauren Smiley, a senior journalism and Spanish double major, won the $2,500 Linda Perrin Tabor Pollack Scholarship and was inducted into the Leslie G. Moeller Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism. The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior journalism majors who demonstrate interest and involvement in extracurricular activities at the UI. This fund was initiated with a bequest from Roy H. Pollack in memory of his wife Linda Perrin Taber Pollack. Smiley has had internships with the Des Moines Register and the Boston Globe and will spend the summer writing about Latino issues as an intern for the Dallas Morning News.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Shelbi Thomas, a senior journalism and English double major with a minor in religious studies, won the $3,000 Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism students who show potential for a successful career in the magazine field. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School, was editor of Parade magazine and a magazine consultant. Thomas interned with Midwest Living last summer, specializing in travel reporting and writing and spent the previous summer studying at Georgetown and working as a writing and editing intern at The World and I Magazine. She also has been a Daily Iowan reporter and a leader in the school's local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, currently serving as vice president.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Angie Toomsen, a junior journalism major, won the $300 Wilbur C. Peterson Scholarship, awarded to a deserving journalism student. The award was established in 1966 by students and friends of Peterson, a faculty member in the School of Journalism from 1951 to 1966. Toomsen has worked for Turner Broadcasting Systems, for Conde Nast Publications and as a media liaison with a securities firm, as well as an editorial assistant at Performing Arts Insider.

CLIVE: Ashley Hoffman, a senior journalism and international studies double major, won the $1,000 Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship, awarded to undergraduate students maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA, interested in women's issues and social change, and displaying great promise in the ability to write about these issues. Judy Klemesrud was a 1961 graduate of the School and a reporter for the New York Times. Upon her death in 1985, family, friends and colleagues established this scholarship. Hoffman has written for The Daily Iowan. Last spring, she studied intercultural communications in Denmark and is planning to study or work abroad again this summer, potentially including work with a trauma counseling group in post-war Croatia.

CONRAD: JoAnn Seeman, a senior journalism major completing a certificate in entrepreneurship, won the $400 Dorothy Rubenstein Award, given to a worthy journalism student, preferably a resident of Iowa. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dorothy Rubenstein, a 1932 graduate of the School. Seeman has worked as the media relations manager for the 10,000 Hours Show and as student coordinator of the UI Progressive Career Fair. She also has been  event coordinator for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon.

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Erin Casper, a senior journalism and art double major, won the $1,000 Ben Silver Broadcasting Journalism Scholarship, awarded to a journalism major who has demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in broadcast journalism by obtaining meaningful employment or an internship in the field. This scholarship was established as a gift from Ben Silver, a 1955 graduate of the School. Silver, who worked many years as a CBS correspondent, is professor emeritus at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University. Casper has been a student producer for UITV and had a summer 2003 internship with KPTM FOX 42 News in Omaha. She is currently the vice president for the UI student chapter of Radio Television News Directors Association.

DAVENPORT: Audra Beals, a junior journalism and Spanish double major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Beals completed an internship with The Daily Iowan last spring, and was then hired as an arts reporter. She also has been involved with "Earthwords," the UI undergraduate literary publication.

DAVENPORT: Sam Edsill, a junior journalism and English double major, won the $1,000 Thomas Yoseloff Scholarship, awarded to a deserving journalism student. This award was established with gifts from the children, grandchildren, family and friends in honor of Thomas Yoseloff, a 1934 graduate of the School. Edsill is a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan, a drummer for a small jazz ensemble and an improv comedian for a student-run theater troupe called the Paperback Rhino. He spent six weeks last summer studying literature and creative writing in Dublin as part of the Irish Writing Program.

DAVENPORT: Nicholas Loomis, a senior journalism major, won the $500 Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo Scholarship, awarded to a Daily Iowan photographer whose work is regarded as the best pictorial journalism published in The Daily Iowan during the academic year. The award has been sponsored by the Gazette since 1950. Loomis is a photographer for The Daily Iowan who recently was a member of a delegation to Israel, sending back powerful images of the Palestinian-Israeli tensions.

DAVENPORT: Tony Robinson, a senior journalism major, won the $1,000 Philip D. Adler Daily Iowan Award, awarded to the outstanding Daily Iowan staffer who has worked at the DI for at least three months prior to the scholarship application, and who shows promise for a career in journalism. The award originally was established by the late Mr. Adler, who was editor of The Daily Iowan in 1925 and graduated from the School in 1926. Robinson began his UI journalism career as a freshman, receiving the four-year Bill Mertens-Daily Iowan Scholarship. He worked as a metro reporter, metro editor, and finally, editor for the 2004-2005 school year. He also worked as an intern for the Quad City Times in summer 2003.

DAVENPORT: Brian Triplett, a junior journalism major, won the $1,000 Dorothy Wilson Moeller Scholarship, awarded to a student who plans a career in the field of mass communication, and who has demonstrated outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Dr. Kent Moeller, in 1992 for her 90th birthday to honor her commitment to the art and craft of writing. Triplett worked last summer as an intern for ESPN.com. He also has been a sports writer for the Quad City Times since high school, and is currently sports editor of the Daily Iowan. He was among fewer than 30 students nationwide chosen to attend the Jim Murray-Los Angeles Times Sports Journalism Workshop last summer, and one of just three chosen to freelance for the Times.

DUBUQUE: Jeffrey Patch, a sophomore journalism and political science double major, won the $1,000 Paul Conrad Scholarship, which was established Paul Conrad's 80th birthday. Conrad is a distinguished political cartoonist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was chief editorial cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. Patch covered the presidential race for The Daily Iowan last year, meeting, interviewing and reporting on the candidates.  He also has written for The Des Moines Register, The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, U-Wire and Young Money Magazine.

FAIRFIELD: Laura Billingsley, a master's professional student, won the $400 Dorothy Rubenstein Award, given to a worthy journalism student, preferably a resident of Iowa. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dorothy Rubenstein, a 1932 graduate of the School. Billingsley is a teaching assistant for the journalism writing resource center and a research assistant for Professor Don McLeese. She has been a staff writer and reporter for the Fairfield Ledger and was an assistant editor and layout/staff writer and reporter for the Central College Ray.

GLADBROOK: Jessica Reese, a senior journalism and marketing double major, won the $2,000 Dorothy Pownall Scholarship, awarded to a senior female who has shown great potential as a journalist of high competence. This scholarship was established in 1977 to honor Mrs. Pownall, a newspaper reporter and free-lance writer. She was the wife of Fred Pownall, who for many years was associated with the School and The Daily Iowan. Reese has worked as a reporter for The Daily Iowan and a communications consultant and tutor for the Tippie College of Business. Currently, she is the communications editor for the department of marketing and design at the Iowa Memorial Union.

GLENWOOD: Mary LaRue, a junior journalism and English double major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. LaRue is a former metro and arts reporter for The Daily Iowan, where she covered women's and human rights issues. She is currently a correspondent for The Opinion-Tribune and a copy editor for "Earthwords," the university's literary magazine.

IOWA CITY: Yu Shi, a doctoral candidate, won the $500 Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Scholarship, awarded to the editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry in recognition of contributions in support of mass communication scholarship. Carl Nelson, a 1931 graduate of Iowa, for many years headed a leading media research firm, Carl Nelson Research, Inc., based in Chicago. He died in 1966. Shi also won the $500 John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student - Research, awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities.

Shi's research focuses on issues of media, gender, and identity, and her dissertation is based on extensive observations of and interviews with working-class Chinese immigrant women about their media use and its relation to their everyday lives. She is editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry, an internationally distributed scholarly journal produced by the School's graduate students. Her hometown is Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province in China.

IOWA CITY: Seung Min Kim, a sophomore journalism and political science double major, won the $3,500 Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship, awarded to journalism majors who show the greatest potential for leadership and editorial achievement in newspaper or broadcast journalism. This scholarship has been endowed with a gift from the Lee Foundation to honor Philip D. Adler, a 1926 graduate of the School and longtime president of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Adler also was publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat. A recipient of the four-year Bill Mertens-Daily Iowan Scholarship, Kim has been a Daily Iowan reporter since June 2003 and covers the Iowa Board of Regents. Last summer she worked as an intern for The Des Moines Register and this summer she will be an intern for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.

IOWA CITY: Brian Morelli, a senior journalism major, won the $1,750 Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism students in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing and absence of news editorializing by the nominee. This award memorializes Frank Luther Mott, director of the School from 1927 to 1943.

IOWA CITY: Rachel Mummey, a senior journalism major, won the $2,500 A. W. Lee Scholarship, awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships to be awarded in these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations. Mummey is a staff photographer for The Daily Iowan and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

IOWA CITY: Nicholas Petersen, a sophomore journalism and biomedical engineering major, won the $1,200 Mark Westerbeck Memorial Scholarship, awarded to deserving journalism students who demonstrate ability in investigative journalism, magazine writing and editing. Mr. Westerbeck, who graduated from the School in 1975, worked as a newspaper reporter. At the time of his death in 1988, at the age of 35, he was a highly successful trade publications editor. The scholarship was established by his friends and is supported by his parents. Petersen is a recipient of the four-year Bill Mertens-Daily Iowan Scholarship and currently works as a Daily Iowan metro reporter.

IOWA CITY: Grant Schulte, a senior journalism and German double major with a minor in political science, won the $2,000 Fred Pownall Scholarship, awarded to senior males who have shown great potential as journalists of high competence. This scholarship was established in 1976 by students and friends of Mr. Pownall, former faculty member of the School and for some 20 years, beginning in 1935, publisher of Student Publications Inc. at The University of Iowa. A recipient of the four-year Bill Mertens-Daily Iowan Scholarship, Schulte has worked as a metro reporter, metro editor and now managing editor of the Daily Iowan. He has been a freelance writer for Iowa Alumni Magazine and YOUNG MONEY Magazine, and has interned at The Washington Times. He has also published fiction in "Anthology," an Arizona-based literary magazine.

IOWA CITY: Maggie Spencer, a senior journalism major, won the $1,500 James W. Blackburn Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism majors and based on potential for a successful journalism career, character and personality, and on the nature and quality of extracurricular activities. Mr. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was an alumnus of the UI and founder of Blackburn & Company, a media brokerage firm. Spencer works on the design team for "Earthwords," the undergraduate student literary review. Her strong eye for design was recognized as early as high school, when she won a Journalism Education Association award for excellence in news-magazine design.

IOWA CITY: Mervat Youssef, a doctoral candidate, won the $500 John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student - Teaching, awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to teaching. Youssef, is a native of Cairo, Egypt, where she worked as a radio journalist. She has taught Cultural and Historical Foundations of Communication, both solo and as a discussion section leader, and will teach it again this summer. She also has worked at a lab assistant in our television news lab.

JESUP: Amanda May, a senior journalism and art double major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. May is the photo editor for The Daily Iowan, and has been arts editor for "Earthwords," the undergraduate literary magazine, and a photographer and reporter for The Jesup Citizen Herald.

MARION: Drew Kerr, a sophomore journalism major, won the $1,000 Thomas Yoseloff Scholarship, awarded to a deserving journalism student. This award was established with gifts from the children, grandchildren, family and friends in honor of Thomas Yoseloff, a 1934 graduate of the School. Kerr is a reporter for The Daily Iowan and will work as an intern at the Fort Dodge Messenger this summer.

MARION: Sarah Sedlacek, a senior journalism and communication studies double major, won the $150 Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship, awarded to a journalism major who has been active in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society Of America, plans a career in public relations, and has achieved academic excellence. Gordon B. Strayer, a 1951 master's graduate, worked for University Relations for more than 40 years. A national leader in public relations, he retired in 1991. Sedlacek is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and has served as public relations chair.

MARSALLTOWN: Nicole Lukan, a junior journalism major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Lukan is a Dean's Scholar and the newsletter editor for the UI Honors Program.

MASON CITY: Kathryn Anderson, a senior journalism major, won the $1,500 Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship, awarded to women journalism students on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship in honor of his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, who was a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her news writing. Anderson has been a metro reporter and arts and entertainment writer for The Daily Iowan. She has served as a volunteer coordinator the 10000 Hours Show, a volunteer for Johnson County Democratic Party, and a volunteer and activist for Iowa Women Initiating Social Change through the UI Women's Resource and Action Center.  She also has interned with Iowa Senator Tom Harkin's office, working on child labor issues.

OELWEIN: Danielle Wagner, a senior journalism major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. She also was named Society of Professional Journalists Outstanding Graduate and inducted into the Leslie G. Moeller Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism. Wagner's work experience and internships have included KOEL radio in Oelwein; KRUI and WSUI radio at the University of Iowa; and KCRG-TV and KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids. Currently, she has her own interview show at WMT newsradio in Cedar Rapids, where she also is a news reporter, editor and anchor. She is president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

OSKALOOSA: Travis Brown, a senior journalism and health and sport studies major, won the $1,000 The Gazette Company Scholarship, awarded to two needy and deserving junior or senior students in journalism who wish to pursue a journalism career in Iowa. This scholarship was initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky III, president of the Gazette Company. Brown has been a sports reporter for The Daily Iowan, The Oskaloosa Herald, The Iowa City Press-Citizen and a regular contributor to Disc Golf magazine. He is an avid disc golf player and helped found the Oskaloosa Disc Golf League.

SIOUX CITY: Kelly Rehan, a junior journalism and English double major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Rehan is a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan.

SPENCER: Jennifer Quinn, a junior journalism and women's studies double major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Quinn has managed publicity for a local theater and served as a contributing editor for an on-line magazine. This summer she plans to participate in a journalism internship program in London. She is currently volunteering at the Domestic Abuse Shelter in Iowa City.

SWEA CITY: Colin Van Westen, a junior journalism and political science major with a minor in Japanese, won the $2,500 A. W. Lee Scholarship, awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships to be awarded in these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations. Van Westen has interned since January 2204 with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, where he has shot, reported, written and edited breaking news stories and produced a headline news segment. He also has been an arts and metro reporter for the Daily Iowan, and his work with Web design won recognition in a community college competition. He spent last summer studying culture and history in China, and participated in an intensive language and cultural studies program in Japan.

WALL LAKE: Sara Geake, a junior journalism major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Geake is a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan.

WASHINGTON: Jennifer Sturm, won the $200 Charles H. Weller Scholarship, awarded to a journalism student for excellence in the graphic arts. This award was established in honor of Charles H. Weller, who was the first director of the School of Journalism, and served from 1924-1927. She also won the $400 Dorothy Rubenstein Award, given to a worthy journalism student, preferably a resident of Iowa. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dorothy Rubenstein, a 1932 graduate of the School. Sturm is the design editor of the Daily Iowan and will be taking over as editor in chief this summer. She worked last summer as a news design intern at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she designed both inside and front pages for the metro section.

WILTON: Annie Shuppy, a junior journalism and economics double major, won the $4,000 Lawrence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, awarded to students who were born and raised in Iowa, who intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing, and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Shuppy is news editor for The Daily Iowan and previously worked as a metro reporter.

California

SAN DIEGO: Melanie Patterson, a junior journalism major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Patterson is a staff photographer at The Daily Iowan and also works a the UI Art Library.

Florida

TALLAHASSEE: Charlie Shifflett, a master's professional student, won the $2,500 A. W. Lee Scholarship, won the awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships to be awarded in these four areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what was to become Lee Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations. Before coming to the UI, Shifflett spent two years teaching English at Renmin University in Beijing. While there, he created and designed the Beijing Bicycle, a quarterly newsletter of essays, columns and snapshots about life in Beijing - from the joys of teaching to the tragedy of SARS. He returns to Beijing this summer to work on his master's project, reporting on the city's migrant construction workers. Shifflett is a former Fellow of the WORLD Journalism Institute, where he studied journalistic ethics, philosophy and principles.

Illinois

ADDISON: Jaclyn Fashoda, a senior journalism and Spanish double major, was named Kappa Tau Alpha top scholar and won the $350 Howard A Schumacher Scholarship and Brewer key, which are awarded together to the outstanding senior on the basis of leadership, academic performance and promise of success in journalism. The winner is selected based on grade point average and faculty vote. Schumacher, a 1931 alumnus of Iowa, was a well-known manufacturing executive and management consultant. He died in 1975. The engraved Luther A. Brewer Key has been given continuously since the School of Journalism was established in 1924. It was first offered by Luther A. Brewer, one of the first journalism teachers at The University of Iowa. Fashoda is and announcer and disc jockey for KRUI, the UI's student radio station, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the UI Honors Program.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Tina Stein, a senior journalism major, won the $1,000 Gazette Company Scholarship, awarded to two needy and deserving junior or senior students in journalism who wish to pursue a journalism career in Iowa. This scholarship was initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky III, president of the Gazette Company. Stein worked as an intern in the production department WGN-TV in Chicago the summer after her freshman year, then landed a reporting spot at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids the next year. She returned to WGN the following summer and did another internship with the Medical Watch unit. She is currently an intern with Tribune Broadcasting in Washington, D.C., covering the Capitol, White House and Pentagon. She also has worked as a metro reporter for the Daily Iowan and as a stage manager for EPSN in Chicago.

BARTLETT: Katherine Murphy, a senior journalism major, won the $300 Conger-Reynolds Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded to a journalism major who has made outstanding contributions in public relations. Reynolds, who taught some of the early journalism courses at the UI, was for 26 years director of public relations for the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. She also won the $250 Florence Ruebush Scholarship, which is awarded on the bases of students' academic achievement and professional potential. Murphy has worked for Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo as a public affairs intern, writing speeches and news releases, and coordinating media relations with all Chicago media for the Zoo. She is currently working in public relations for the student-run non-profit, Dance Marathon.

BLOOMINGTON: Traci Finch, a sophomore journalism and social work double major, won the $250 Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding enterprise and capability in news gathering and news writing. Mr. Reizenstein was for years a reporter, city editor and contributing editor for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. His writing appeared in Iowa City newspapers over eight decades, from 1880 when he was 11 years old, to 1960. Finch has been an editorial writer and bi-weekly columnist for the Daily Iowan and is currently a metro reporter there. She also has worked as an intern for the Dalkey Archive Press in Bloomington/Normal, Ill.

BYRON: Lindsay Nolan, a senior journalism major, won the $2,000 Ellis Newsome Scholarship, which is awarded to an undergraduate journalism major who is seeking a career in public relations or advertising. The award was established by James Patton to recognize his UI mentor, Professor Ellis Newsome. Nolan spent the spring of 2004 in Washington, D.C., as an intern with GMMB, a Fleishman-Hillard public relations agency. At the UI, she serves as the education director of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

CLARENDON HILLS: Brian Spannagel, a senior journalism major, won the $2,500 E. Jack and Ailene Liechty Scholarship, awarded to deserving and needy journalism junior or senior. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate sound academic ability and have a desire to pursue a journalism career. This scholarship was established in 1995 by Mrs. Ailene Liechty in memory of her husband, E. Jack Liechty. Spannagel worked last summer as a reporter for the Globe Gazette in Mason City, where among other projects, he wrote about the human tolls of the state's methamphetamine problem. His front-page report won him a national award for in-depth reporting from the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Spannagel also has worked as a news correspondent for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and as reporter and metro editor for the Daily Iowan. He will spend the summer working as an intern for the Des Moines Register.

ELMHURST: Carrie Napolilli, won the $800 W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship, awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction during the academic year in editorial or interpretive news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company. She also was inducted into the Leslie G. Moeller Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism. Napolilli is currently the webmaster for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also has written for The Iowa Journalist, the school's alumni magazine.

GENESEO: Ashley Fehlman, a junior journalism and political science double major, won the $2,000 Jim Zabel Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism students who demonstrate professional promise and academic excellence and who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, longtime sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 graduate of the School. Fehlman has been a Highlight Zone sports intern for KWQC-TV in Davenport and is the current president of the UI chapter of the Radio & Television News Directors Association.

HAZELCREST: Jocelyn Jones, a junior journalism major, won the $1,000 Toni Berry Memorial Scholarship, which supports an individual who serves as the supervising editor of NURU, the newspaper published by the UI's student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. This scholarship was established by Toni Berry's family, which includes UI professor Venise Berry. Jones is in her second year as editor of NURU, which is Swahili word meaning "Ray of Light," and as president of the University's award-winning chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a leader in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a public service sorority with an emphasis on empowering the African-American community for leadership and excellence.

ITASCA: Katherine Bullen, a junior journalism and psychology double major, won the $700 Jerry Parker Feature Writing Scholarship, awarded to a junior journalism major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in feature writing, extracurricular feature writing, and overall academic excellence. Jerry Parker graduated from Iowa in 1961 and was a talented reporter and feature writer for Newsday at the time of his death in 1985. Bullen is an arts writer for The Daily Iowan. During the summer of 2004, she interned at the Jerry Springer Show in Chicago. She also is a research assistant in the Language and Memory Lab of the psychology department.

LIBERTYVILLE: India Morrow, a senior journalism major, won the $1,250 Tom King Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a junior or senior demonstrating potential for career achievement in writing or broadcast journalism. Tom King, a Cedar Rapids native and a 1986 graduate of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was a 16-year veteran of the Wall Street Journal, creator of the paper's "Hollywood Journal" column and author of the best-selling biography of media mogul David Geffen, "The Operator." King also appeared regularly on CNBC until his untimely death in April 2003. The scholarship was established by family, friends and professional associates. Morrow has worked as an intern for KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, and KCRG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids. She also has worked for The Daily Iowan, the local NPR affiliate WSUI AM-910 and the student radio station KRUI-FM.

MUNDELEIN: Heather Loeb, a junior journalism and psychology major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. Loeb is a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan, where she covers health and university issues, local government and business. She also spent a year as a columnist for the Daily Herald in Vernon Hills, Ill.

WESTMONT: Matt Forzley, a junior journalism major, won the $250 Gus Schrader Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student interested in a career in sports writing and/or editing who is a high school graduate from Iowa. Gus Schrader, a 1946 graduate of the School, was a longtime Gazette sports editor. Upon his death in 2001 a few dozen friends and family members contributed to a memorial scholarship in his name. Forzley works for the student radio station KRUI, where he writes and reads the news once a week and participates in the Power Hour Sports show twice a week. He also works as a boys' basketball commentator for his hometown television station.

WINNETKA: Eva McKendrick, a junior journalism major, won the $300 Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship, which is awarded to a junior committed to a career in community, news and editorial journalism.  Leon Barnes was the publisher of the Northwood (Iowa) Anchor for 30 years. McKendrick is an arts intern for The Daily Iowan and has worked as an intern for the local NPR affiliate, WSUI AM-910.

Michigan

GROSSE POINTE PARK: Alexander Lang, a sophomore journalism major, won the $250 John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Scholarship, awarded to a student majoring in journalism who has achieved distinction in interpretive or investigative reporting. The award was established in 1964 by Roy Bazire, a 1939 J-MC School graduate. A recipient of the four-year Bill Mertens-Daily Iowan Scholarship, Lang has been a reporter for The Daily Iowan since 2003, covering the university administration, faculty senate and local government. Lang recently won first place in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's spot news-writing competition for a Daily Iowan article detailing allegations against a former UI assistant wrestling coach.

Minnesota

WHITE BEAR LAKE: Arna Wilkinson, a senior journalism major, won the $1,500 Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship, awarded to women journalism students on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship in honor of his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, who was a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her news writing. Wilkinson she began her journalism career as a news clerk for a local weekly newspaper publisher. Barely a year later, through a summer program at Georgetown University, she found herself on the international desk at United Press International in Washington, DC, working as a wire service correspondent in an office next to the White House and writing stories that ran in such publications as the Washington Times. At the UI, Wilkinson has worked as a metro and arts reporter at The Daily Iowan, specializing in environmental and minority issues, and co-founded a literary magazine called Strange Tractor Free Press.

Nebraska

LINCOLN: Erik Owomoyela, a junior journalism and political science major, won the $2,500 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship, awarded to juniors who show aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and a demonstrated potential. Mr. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. In his work at The Daily Iowan, Owomoyela has written editorials and columns on topics as diverse as the 21-only drinking controversy in Iowa City, race and national security on the U.S.-Canada border, and the elections in Afghanistan. He has also worked for The Lincoln Journal Star in circulation.

OMAHA: Melody Dworak, a senior journalism and international studies double major, won the $1,000 Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship, awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Dr. Kent Moeller, in 1992 for her 90th birthday to honor her commitment to the art and craft of writing. Dworak is an information services page for the Iowa City Public Library and vice president of the River City Housing Collective.

Texas

HOUSTON: Jessica Dunham, a master's professional student, won the $750 Alan Waxenberg Scholarship, awarded to a master's professional female student who is interested in a career in the magazine field. This scholarship was started by Mr. Waxenberg's family and friends in honor of his 60th birthday. A 1956 graduate, he was formerly the editor of Good Housekeeping magazine and vice-president and publisher of Victoria magazine. Dunham is a teaching assistant and discussion leader for the "Media and Consumers" class. She has had internships with Showbusiness Weekly and Jane magazine, both located in New York City.

Wisconsin

HARTLAND: Jennifer Bissell, a sophomore journalism and health and sport studies major, won the $100 Ruth A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a female undergraduate sophomore or junior with interest and desire to pursue a career in the print media and her potential for achieving professional competence in the field. Bissell is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a Deans List student. She has been active in the Dance Marathon program on campus and has written for the Dancer's Digest newsletter.

India

NEW DELHI: Chitra Subramanyam, a master's professional student, won the $500 Westbrook Pegler Scholarship, The Westbrook Pegler Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a particular interest in and awareness of the responsibility and immense power of the press. Westbrook Pegler, who died in 1964, was a widely-known newspaper columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. Copies of his books and papers are housed at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa. She also won the $300 Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in the master's professional journalism program. The Zweibans were immigrants who came to the United States from Eastern Europe in the second decade of the 1900s. Neither had the resources to gain a higher education, although ultimately they attained the means to help their own children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and now, students in the School. Ruth Zweiban passed away in 1986 and Morris Zweiban in 1991. Before coming to the UI, Subramanyam worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the Indian Express, covering crime, the environment and transportation. She also was an editor for The Asian Age, and wrote stories for several publications, including the Delhi Times and Times of India.

Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Po Li Loo, a master's professional student, won the $1,000 Bruce A. Harrison Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a deserving and needy journalism major or master's professional student. Mr. Harrison received his master's degree in journalism in 1967, and died in 1994. This scholarship was established in his memory by family and friends. Loo has been a staff writer for Furniture and Design Manufacturing Asia, Asia Computer Weekly and for The Daily Iowan. Currently, she is an editorial graduate assistant for UI International Program external relations department.

Sweden

VAXJO: Johan Bergenas, a senior journalism and political science double major, won the $2,500 Linda Perrin Tabor Pollack Scholarship, awarded to junior or senior journalism majors who demonstrate interest and involvement in extracurricular activities at The University of Iowa. This fund was initiated with a bequest from Roy H. Pollack in memory of his wife Linda Perrin Taber Pollack. Bergenas has been a freelancer for National Geographic Traveler, writing tourism stories about events, traditions and sites in Sweden. He had an internship with Oxfam America in Washington, D.C., last summer.

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