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University of Iowa News Release

May 22, 2006

EDITORS: This release includes information about an academic honor for a student in your readership area.

Local UI Student Inducted To Communications Honor Society

A group of 28 students who are majoring in communication studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been inducted to the UI chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association.

As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. To become a member of a Lambda Pi Eta chapter, students must have completed at least 60 semester hours in college, have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, have a communication studies grade point average of at least 3.25 and display commitment to the field of communication.

The UI's new Lambda Pi Eta members are listed alphabetically according to hometown, with Iowa towns listed first followed by other states.

Iowa

DUBUQUE: Kate Black of Dubuque, a senior studying psychology and communication studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Black is a 2003 graduate of Wahlert High School and the daughter of Betsy and Frank Black.

IOWA CITY: Alyssa Doolin of Iowa City, a junior studying communication studies and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Doolin is a 2003 graduate of Iowa City High School and the daughter of Kirby and Michelle Doolin.

IOWA CITY: Justin McDonald of Iowa City, a May 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and minor in mass communications, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. McDonald is a 2001 graduate of Iowa City West High School and the son of Doug and Bonnie Wakefield of Columbia, Mo,. and Marshall McDonald of Muscatine.

IOWA FALLS: Kinsey Bartlett of Iowa Falls, a May 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and an entrepreneurship certificate, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Bartlett is a 2002 graduate of Iowa Falls High School and the daughter of Pete and Kathy Bartlett.

IOWA FALLS: Sara Scallon of Iowa Falls, a junior studying communication studies with a minor in journalism and pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Scallon is a 2003 graduate of Iowa Falls High School and the daughter of Joe and Linda Scallon.

LE MARS: Kinzie Dekkenga of LeMars, a junior studying communication studies and entrepreneurship in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Dekkenga is a 2003 graduate of LeMars Community High School and the daughter of Stu and Karla Dekkenga and JoAnn Dekkenga.

MUSCATINE: Natalie Radtke of Muscatine, a junior studying journalism and mass communication and communication studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Radtke is a 2003 graduate of Muscatine High School and the daughter of Marty and Bernie Radtke.

NORWALK: Ashley Gillaspie of Norwalk, a junior studying communication studies with minors in business and journalism and mass communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Gillaspie is a 2003 graduate of Norwalk High School and the daughter of Mike and Kim Gillaspie.

STORY CITY: Katie Weigel of Story City, a May 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in Russian and Communication Studies, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Weigel is a 2002 graduate of Roland-Story High School and the daughter of Hugh and Donna Weigel of Story City.

URBANDALE: Megan Glass of Urbandale, a senior studying communications and political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Glass is a 2003 graduate of Urbandale High School and the daughter of Leo and Billye Jo Ryan of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Steve and Leneatha Glass of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

WEST DES MOINES: Kathleen Breman of West Des Moines, a junior studying communication studies, business and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Breman is a 2003 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School and the daughter of Stephen and Melissa Breman of 4561 Wistful Vista Drive in West Des Moines.

Illinois

ALGONQUIN: Carrie Rauch of Algonquin, Ill., a junior studying communication studies and art in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Rauch is a 2003 graduate of Harry D. Jacobs High School and the daughter of Bruce and Dorothy Rauch of Algonquin.

CRYSTAL LAKE: Amanda Barron of Crystal Lake, Ill., a senior studying communication studies and German in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Barron is a 2003 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and the daughter of Larry and Marybeth Barron.

DEERFIELD: Courtney Yoelin of Deerfield, Ill., a junior studying communication studies and American studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Yoelin is a 2003 graduate of Deerfield High School and the daughter of Linday and Michael Yoelin.

ORLAND PARK: Erin McCormick of Orland Park, Ill., a May 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and communication studies was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. McCormick is a 2002 graduate of Carl Sandburg High School and the daughter of Michael and Patricia McCormick.

WADSWORTH: Tori Bloom of Wadsworth, Ill., a May 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and a minor in marketing, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Bloom is a 2002 graduate of Warren Township High School and the daughter of Chuck and Romie Bloom.

WEST CHICAGO: Katlyn Krystinak of West Chicago, Ill., a senior studying communication studies and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Krystinak is a 2003 graduate of St. Francis High School and the daughter of John and Mary Krystinak.

WHEATON: Lisa Gudmundson of Wheaton, Ill., a junior studying art and art history, communication studies and entrepreneurship in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Gudmundson is a 2003 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School and the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Gudmundson.

WHEATON: Nicole Stickel of Wheaton, Ill., a junior studying political science and communication studies with a minor in mass communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Stickel is a 2003 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School and the daughter of Edward and Marilyn Stickel.

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

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