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University of Iowa News Release

March 28, 2004

College Of Liberal Arts, Sciences Awards $70,000 In Scholarships

Some 34 students in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have won scholarships through the college's 2005-2006 scholarship competition. Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced the scholarships, which collectively are worth more than $70,000, for students continuing their studies in liberal arts and sciences disciplines for the academic year 2005-2006.

Editors: Receipt of this release indicates a scholarship winner in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first.

Iowa

AINSWORTH: Lisa Kathryn Roberts, a sophomore studying history and exercise science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Roberts is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School and the daughter of Mike and Mary Jo Roberts of Ainsworth.

AMES: Evan Sengbusch, a sophomore studying in physics and mathematics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which 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. Sengbusch is a 2003 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Craig and Amy Sengbusch of Ames.

BLUE GRASS: Michael A. Denklau, a senior studying political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and finance in the Tippie College of Business, was awarded the $1,000 David W. Koehser Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student in economics, political science or history. Denklau is a 2001 graduate of Davenport West High School and the son of Dale and JoAnn Denklau.

BUFFALO CENTER: Kelly Ruth Anderson, a junior studying journalism and mass communication and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,800 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Anderson is a 2002 graduate of North Iowa High School and the daughter of Bob and Connie Anderson of Buffalo Center.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Kiran Patel, a first-year student studying anthropology and microbiology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need. Patel is a 2004 graduate of Kennedy High School and the daughter of Jennifer Patel of Iowa City and Hemant Patel of Richardson, Texas.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Allison Christine Fuller, a sophomore pre-dentistry student studying biology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Fuller is a graduate of Xavier High School and the daughter of Julie Fuller of Cedar Rapids.

CHEROKEE: Melissa L. Rupp, a sophomore studying journalism and mass communication and English with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Rupp is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School and the daughter of Roger and Opal Rupp of Cherokee.

CLINTON: Kaitlin Van Roekel, a senior pre-law student studying sociology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,800 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Van Roekel, now of Cedar Rapids, is a graduate of Mater Dei High School and the daughter of Paula McKee of Morrison, Ill.

CORALVILLE: Keith Holte Turner, a junior studying microbiology and computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Kathleen K. Beninga Scholarship in Microbiology, which is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior microbiology major. Turner is a 2002 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Lenore Holte of Coralville and Chris Turner of Coralville.

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Jennifer Salvo, a junior studying art history with a minor in ancient civilizations in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Salvo is a 2000 graduate of Lewis Central High School and the daughter of Linda Salvo of Council Bluffs.

CRESCO: Robyn Bronner, a junior studying exercise science with a minor in psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Bronner is a 2002 graduate of Crestwood High School and the daughter of Brent and Patsy Bronner of Cresco.

DES MOINES: Marie Gernes, junior studying literature, science and the arts and art history in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which 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. Gernes is a 2002 graduate of Roosevelt High School and the daughter of Robert and Ann Gernes of 1011 45th St. in Des Moines.

DES MOINES: Austin Baeth, a junior pre-medicine student studying exercise science with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Baeth is a 2003 graduate of Hoover High School and the son of Ken Baeth of 9800 Valdez Drive in Urbandale and Shari Baeth of 3116 50th St. in Des Moines.

DUBUQUE: Lydia Pfaff, a junior studying political science and history with a minor in music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need. Pfaff is a 2003 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the daughter of Jane and Stephen Pfaff of Dubuque.

DYERSVILLE: Jennifer L. Heacock, a sophomore studying microbiology, music and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Heacock is a 2003 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and the daughter of Clarence and Cindy Heacock of Dyersville.

FAIRBANK: Kara A. Bantz, a first-year student studying anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need. Bantz is a 2004 graduate of Wapsie Valley High School and the daughter of Michael Bantz of Fairbank.

FONDA: Gary Hammen, a junior studying biochemistry with a minor in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,800 Alexander Kern Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Hammen is a 1999 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School and the son of Jerry Hammen of Fonda and Kate Hammen of Fonda.

GILBERT: Garth Strohbehn, a sophomore studying chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Strohbehn is a 2004 graduate of Gilbert Junior and Senior High School and the son of Daryl and Catherine Strohbehn of Gilbert.

INDIANOLA: Katherine E. Dyer, a first-year student studying performing arts entrepreneurship and dance with a minor in theatre in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,500 Mary Pelechek Scholarship, which is awarded to a student majoring in art, dance, music or theatre. Dyer is a 2004 graduate of Indianola High school and the daughter of Grant and Cynthia Dyer of Indianola.

IOWA CITY: Lisa Kottemann, a junior studying dance with a minor in French in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need. Kottemann is a 2002 graduate of City High School and the daughter of Brent and Pam Kottemann of Iowa City.

NEVADA: Tom Niblock, a sophomore studying economics and religious studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Richard J. Odem Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate in mathematics, statistics or economics. Niblock is a 2003 graduate of Nevada High School and the son of James and Karen Niblock of Nevada.

NEWTON: Anastasia Bassis, a sophomore pre-medicine student studying biochemistry with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which 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. Bassis is a 2004 graduate of Newton Senior High School and the daughter of Irina and Vladimir Bassis of Ames.

WEST DES MOINES: Kimberly Lynne Nelson, a junior studying English and anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which 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. Nelson is a 2002 graduate of Valley High School and the daughter of Kevin and Sandra Nelson of 1964 Walnut St. in West Des Moines.

WEST DES MOINES: Andrea Park, a junior studying microbiology with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Kathleen K. Beninga Scholarship in Microbiology, which is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior microbiology major. Park is a 2002 graduate of Valley High School and the daughter of Donald and Carolina Park of Roanoke, Va.

Illinois

MOUNT PROSPECT: Nicole I. Guarino, a sophomore studying mathematics and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and secondary education in the College of Education, was awarded the $2,000 Velma Stuit Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in service to others. Guarino is a 2003 graduate of Prospect High School and the daughter of Joseph and Carolyn Guarino of Mount Prospect.

WHEATON: Karen Emmerson, a junior studying political science and statistics with a minor in French in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship, which 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. Emmerson is a 2002 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School and the daughter of Kathleen and Timothy Emmerson of Wheaton.

Indiana

SHERERVILLE: Amanda Cole, a senior studying psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Margaret Foster Hoff Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments, and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Cole is a 2001 graduate of Lake Central High School and the daughter of Wayne and Jeanne Ann Cole of Schererville, Ind.

Minnesota

EAGAN: Marianna Wong, a sophomore studying biology and religious studies with a minor in dance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Edward Prichett Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Wong is a 2003 graduate of Eagan High School and the daughter of Linda Harms of Wyoming, Minn., and Hong Wong of Oakdale, Minn.

Nebraska

OMAHA: Melody H. Dworak, a senior studying journalism and mass communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and international studies through UI International Programs, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship, awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Dworak is a 1999 graduate of Omaha Central High School and the daughter of Geralyn Tolbert of Omaha.

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.