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University of Iowa News Release

April 26, 2006

Local UI Student Wins Liberal Arts And Sciences Scholarship

Some 39 students in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have won scholarships through the college's 2006-2007 scholarship competition. Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced the scholarships, which collectively are worth nearly $77,000, for students continuing their studies in liberal arts and sciences disciplines for the academic year 2006-2007.

Editors: Receipt of this release indicates a scholarship winner in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first. (Updated May 24, 2006)

Iowa

AINSWORTH: Lisa K. Roberts, a junior studying exercise science and history with a minor in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science, 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: Mark Norris, a senior studying linguistics and 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 and academic accomplishments. Norris is a 2003 graduate of Ames High School and the son of Tom Norris and Susan Norris, both of Ames.

BETTENDORF: Mark Fitkin, a junior studying music performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $500 Faith M. Knowler 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. Fitkin is a 2003 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the son of Larry and Debby Fitkin of Bettendorf.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Tyler Michael Bleau, a junior studying history and American studies was awarded the $1,000 David W. Koehser Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student in economics, political science, or history. Bleau is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School and the son of Betty Zebell and Clare Bleau, both of Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Joel Redman Carter, a first-year student studying Asian languages and literature and film studies 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 and academic accomplishments. Carter is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School and the son of Paul Carter and Julia Redman-Carter of Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Alphonse K. Muhare, a sophomore studying journalism and political science 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. Muhare is a 1996 graduate of Mwanga High School and the son of Kakina Ana Anjelani of Cedar Rapids.

CHEROKEE: Melissa L. Rupp, a junior studying English with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 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. Rupp is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School and the daughter of Roger and Opal Rupp of Cherokee.

CORALVILLE: Richard Lee, a senior studying Asian languages and literature in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and marketing in the UI Tippie College of Business and pursuing an International Business Certificate, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic accomplishments. Lee is a 2002 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Jae Hwan and Sook Kyung Lee of Coralville

CRESTON: Taften L. Kuhl, a junior pre-medicine student studying exercise science 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. Kuhl is a 2003 graduate of Creston High School and the son of Dr. Robert and Denise Kuhl of Creston.

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 in Science, 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 Urbandale and Shari Baeth of 3116 50th St. in Des Moines.

DES MOINES: Suzanne Fox of Des Moines, a junior studying music and psychology with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the $1,000 Adelaide Boerner Trickey Scholarship for the 2006-07 academic year. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to deserving students majoring in music or psychology. Fox is a 2003 graduate of Saydel High School and the daughter of Roger and Carol Fox of 520 NW 66th Place in Des Moines.

DUBUQUE: Lydia R. 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 and academic accomplishments. Pfaff is a 2003 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the daughter of Jane and Steve Pfaff of Dubuque.

DYERSVILLE: Jennifer L. Heacock, a junior studying biochemistry, music and Spanish with a minor in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science, 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 sophomore studying environmental sciences and anthropology 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. Bantz is a 2004 graduate of Wapsie Valley Junior/Senior High School and the daughter of Michael Bantz of Fairbank and Nancy Bantz-Goldhorn of Waterloo.

GILBERT: Garth Strohbehn, a sophomore studying chemistry and biochemistry 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.

IOWA CITY: Mycah Kimble, a junior studying psychology with a minor in sociology 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 and academic accomplishments. Kimble is a 2000 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the daughter of Bill and Teresa Kuntz of Sigourney and Bill Kimble of Iowa City.

IOWA CITY: Stephen Thomas Loew, a junior studying linguistics and Japanese in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 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. Loew is a 1997 graduate of Springfield High School and the son of Dr. Thomas and Carolyn Loew of Iowa City.

IOWA CITY: Jennifer Merickel, a junior studying international studies and German and pursuing a certificate in Medieval studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 James and Syndy Conger Scholarship in Classical and Modern Languages, which is awarded to language students with a strong academic record, financial need and who have demonstrated how academic experiences have affected or focused educational and career goals. Merickel is a 2004 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the daughter of Linda Merickel of Iowa City.

IOWA CITY: Evan Piette, a junior pre-medicine student studying microbiology with a minor in international studies 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. Piette is a 2003 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Warren and Mickey Piette of Iowa City.

JOHNSTON: Ryan Gourley, a junior studying psychology and communication studies with a minor in theatre in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Roger H. and Marilyn J. Coleman Scholarship, which is awarded to students majoring in communication studies or journalism and mass communication who are interested in broadcasting or print media. Gourley is a 2003 graduate of Dowling High School and the son of Chris and Kathy Gourley of Johnston.

KALONA: Amanda M. Skow, a junior studying English and pursuing an entrepreneurship certificate 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 and academic accomplishments. Skow is a 2003 graduate of Iowa Mennonite School and the daughter of Roger and Lynne Holdeman of Kalona.

MOUNT PLEASANT: Alana Allender, a first-year student studying political science and journalism and mass communication 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. Allender is a 2005 graduate of Mount Pleasant Community High School and the daughter of Billie Allender of Mount Pleasant.

MOUNT VERNON: Jesse Vislisel, a junior studying biology 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 in Science, which is awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Vislisel is a 2003 graduate of Mount Vernon Community High School and the son of David and Julie Vislisel of Cedar Rapids.

NEWTON: Anastasia Bassis, a junior pre-medicine student studying microbiology 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.

OTTUMWA: Kathryn E. McWhorter, a junior studying art 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. McWhorter is a 2003 graduate of Ottumwa High School and the daughter of Mark and Barb McWhorter of Ottumwa.

PELLA: Courtney J. Fleenor, a sophomore pre-medicine student studying microbiology 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. Fleenor is a 2004 graduate of Pella Community High School and the daughter of Jeff and Sharyl Fleenor of Pella.

PERRY: Brandy Wilson, a senior studying communication studies and pursuing an entrepreneurship certificate in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Mary Campbell Tow 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. Wilson is a 1995 graduate of Denison High School and the daughter of Sharon and Phil Bricker of Perry and of Betty and the late Sam Wilson of Vail.

SIOUX CENTER: Jenna M. Lassen of Sioux Center, a junior studying cinema with a minor in studio art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the $1,000 Lennis J. Holm Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2006-07 academic year. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to a student studying cinema & comparative literature major with an emphasis in screenwriting who has taken at least one screenwriting course. Lassen is a 2003 graduate of Sioux Center High School and the daughter of Del and Binkie Lassen of Sioux Center.

WATERLOO: Catherine Whiting, a sophomore studying physics and astronomy with a minor in German 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. Whiting is a 2004 graduate of Waterloo West High School and the daughter of Todd and Margaret Whiting of Waterloo.

WEST DES MOINES: Carole Peterson, a sophomore pre-medicine student studying international studies with minors in Spanish and 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. Peterson is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the daughter of Lars Peterson of 1124 7th St. in Des Moines and Joyce Dana of Clive.

WEST DES MOINES: Mike Stevenson, a sophomore pre-law student studying history 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. Stevenson is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the son of Anita Stevenson of West Des Moines.

WOODWARD: Ashlee Bolton, a junior studying sociology and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 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. Bolton is a 2003 graduate of Woodward Granger High School and the daughter of Kimberly Aalbers of Woodward.

Illinois

CICERO: Jennifer Delgado, a sophomore studying journalism with a minor in Spanish 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 and academic accomplishments. Delgado is a 2005 graduate of Fenwick High School and the daughter of Diana Delgado of Cicero.

MOUNT PROSPECT: Nicole I. Guarino, a junior 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.

Minnesota

GOLDEN VALLEY: Stuart Breczinski, a sophomore studying music performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, was awarded the $2,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic accomplishments. Breczinski is a 2004 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper high School and the son of John and Jill Breczinski of Golden Valley.

Missouri

ST. JOSEPH: Lisa Raffensperger, a junior studying English and biology 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. Raffensperger is a 2003 graduate of Central High School and the daughter of Maureen and Terry Raffensperger of St. Joseph.

Nebraska

OMAHA: Sarah E. Porter, a sophomore studying political science with a minor in Spanish 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. Porter is a 2004 graduate of Omaha North High School and the daughter of David and Victoria Porter of Omaha.

South Korea

SEOUL: Seo-Young Lee, a junior studying history and classics with a minor in women's studies and pursuing a certificate in Medieval studies 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. Lee is a 2004 graduate of Global Christian School and the daughter of Dal-Heui Lee and Moon Young Shin of Seoul.

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