The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us

University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 30, 2006

Local UI Student Wins College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarship

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has awarded scholarships to 19 incoming first-year students from across the state including Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Eldridge, Garnavillo, Grinnell, Iowa City, Lisbon, Postville, Urbandale and Waterloo. These scholarship winners represent the best and the brightest among more than 4,000 students who began their first year at the UI on Aug. 21.

AMES: Andrew Richards, a 2006 graduate of Ames High School, has been awarded the CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Richards, who plans to major in cinema, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Richards is the son of Chuck and Diana Richards of Ames. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded to entering first-year students who show academic promise and who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Eligibility requirements include a UI Admission Index Score of 150 or above and an ACT composite score of 30 or above, or an equivalent SAT I score.

CEDAR FALLS: Catarina Stigliani, a 2006 graduate of Columbus High School, has been awarded the CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stigliani, who plans to major in biology, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stigliani is the daughter of Bill and Marie Stigliani of Cedar Falls. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded to entering first-year students who show academic promise and who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Eligibility requirements include a UI Admission Index Score of 150 or above and an ACT composite score of 30 or above, or an equivalent SAT I score.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Christina Khouri, a 2006 graduate of Washington High School, has been awarded the Grisamore Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Khouri, who plans a pre-med major in psychology, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Robert and Irene Khouri of Cedar Rapids. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and is awarded to an entering first-year student from Iowa who is planning to study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and demonstrates the "vision and fortitude" necessary to complete a baccalaureate degree. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Jeffrey G. Grisamore and his wife, Diana M. Grisamore, who wished to provide an opportunity to attend The University of Iowa to a student capable of academic success but who, without scholarship assistance, may not be able to attend The University of Iowa.

ELDRIDGE: Austin Mills, a 2006 graduate of North Scott High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mills, who plans a pre-med major in biology, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mills is the son of Jeff and Denette Mills of Edlridge. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

GARNAVILLO: Russell R. Werges, a 2006 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Werges, who plans to major in English and art, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Werges is the son of Teresa and Kentall Strauman of Garnavillo. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

GRINNELL: Thomas Heineman, a 2006 graduate of Grinnell High School, has been awarded the Shoemaker Strickler Memorial Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Heineman, who plans to major in chemistry with a minor in history, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is the son of Brian and Nancy Heineman of Grinnell. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards two Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships each year to outstanding entering first-year students who have declared chemistry, physics, or astronomy majors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need. Each scholarship covers the costs of resident tuition, fees, and books. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.50 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a chemistry, physics, or astronomy major, and is enrolled full-time. This scholarship was established by Mr. Harold Whitmore Strickler as a memorial to his wife, Vernita Martha Ann Shoemaker Strickler. The scholarship was created with the hope the recipients would direct their work in the sciences toward the goal of "realizing that knowledge and the correct application of new truths (knowledge), if used for the benefit of all mankind, should hopefully benefit and promote peace and understanding among all of one's fellow human beings."

IOWA CITY: Trevor Smith, a 2006 graduate of City High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Smith, who plans to major in Asian languages and literature, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Smith is the son of Greg and Jeri Smith of Iowa City. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

LISBON: Elizabeth Easker, a 2006 graduate of Lisbon High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Easker, who plans a pre-med major in exercise science, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Easker is the daughter of Douglas and Cynthia Easker of Lisbon. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

POSTVILLE: Heather Marie McMullan, a 2006 graduate of Postville High School, has been awarded the CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. McMullan, who plans a pre-law major English, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. McMullan is the daughter of Thomas and Gloria McMullan of Postville. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded to entering first-year students who show academic promise and who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Eligibility requirements include a UI Admission Index Score of 150 or above and an ACT composite score of 30 or above, or an equivalent SAT I score.

URBANDALE: Renjie Li, a 2006 graduate of Ithaca High School in New York, has been awarded the Dean Gerhard Loewenberg Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Li, who plans a pre-med major, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is the son of Jiming Li and Xiaoyan Liu of 12507 Horton Ave. in Urbandale. The Dean Gerhard Loewenberg Scholarship was established in 1993 to honor Professor Gerhard Loewenberg, who served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences from 1984 to 1992 and is now UI Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded each fall to an entering first-year student who shows academic promise and who plans to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Eligibility requirements include ranking in the top 5 percent of the high school class and an ACT composite score of 30 or above, or an equivalent SAT I score.

WATERLOO: Bryn Marie Sumner, a 2006 graduate of Waterloo West High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sumner, who plans to major in music and engineering, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sumner is the daughter of Carolyn Hildebrandt and Thos Sumner of Waterloo. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

WATERLOO: Ryan Veeder, a 2006 graduate of Waterloo West High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Veeder, who plans to major in linguistics, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Veder is the son Of Grant and Kim Veeder of Waterloo. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

Minnesota

ROCHESTER: Vaseal Carter, a 2006 graduate of Rochester Century High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Carter, who plans to major in psychology, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Carter is the son of Alan and Olena Carter. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

Wisconsin

EAU CLAIRE: Maria R. Drout, a 2006 graduate of Regis High School, has been awarded the Shoemaker Strickler Memorial Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Drout, who plans to major in astronomy, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Robin and Rebecca Drout of Eau Claire. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards two Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships each year to outstanding entering first-year students who have declared chemistry, physics, or astronomy majors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, not financial need. Each scholarship covers the costs of resident tuition, fees, and books. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.50 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a chemistry, physics, or astronomy major, and is enrolled full-time. This scholarship was established by Mr. Harold Whitmore Strickler as a memorial to his wife, Vernita Martha Ann Shoemaker Strickler. The scholarship was created with the hope the recipients would direct their work in the sciences toward the goal of "realizing that knowledge and the correct application of new truths (knowledge), if used for the benefit of all mankind, should hopefully benefit and promote peace and understanding among all of one's fellow human beings."

WAUNAKEE: Jocelyn Burke, a 2006 graduate of Madison Edgewood High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Burke, who plans to major in psychology, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Burke is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Burke of Waunakee. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

Wyoming

GLENROCK: Johnna E. Grant, a 2006 graduate of Glenrock High School, has been awarded the William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Grant, who plans to major in English, is one of only 19 incoming first-year students to win a scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Grant is the daughter of John and Margaret Grant of Glenrock. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, annually to selected entering first-year students who are National Merit Scholars and who are majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains a 3.00 University of Iowa grade point average, remains a liberal arts and sciences major and maintains full-time enrollment. This scholarship, first awarded in 1998, was established by F. Evelyn McMeans in honor of her parents, William and Effa McMeans. McMeans was an alumna of The University of Iowa, earning her bachelor's degree in science education in 1932 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1948.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu or Lesly Huffman, 319-384-0077, lesly-huffman@uiowa.edu