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Oct. 6, 2006

Furland Honored For Residence Hall Work

Becca Furland, a University of Iowa sophomore from Denver, Iowa, received the 2006 George L. Droll Award for her contributions in improving the quality of life for students living in UI Residence Halls.

She received the award Sept. 30. Along with a certificate, Furland received a $1,000 credit on her university bill to be used toward room and board in the residence halls.

Furland, whose floormates describe her as outgoing, reliable and fun, directed a portion of her energy last year to helping her resident assistant plan events while also getting others involved.

The sophomore pre-law/pre-business major lived in Slater Hall last year and is now in Currier Hall. She will soon be moving to Rienow Hall where she will become University Housing's newest resident assistant.

"The best thing about life in the residence halls is meeting a lot of new people and having fun being neighbors with them. They've become my best friends," she says. "It's definitely my home away from home."

The Droll Award is presented annually to the student in a UI residence hall who models good citizenship and helps to build community among hall residents. Nominations are accepted from resident students and University Housing staff. The award recipient is selected by a committee made up of University Housing staff and one member of the UI academic community.

The Droll Award honors the man who joined UI's Department of Residence Services in 1960 and served as its director from 1980 to his death in 1995.

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

CONTACT: Carrie Kiser-Wacker, University Housing, 319-335-3000, Writer: George McCrory