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Aug. 21, 2007

UI Students Win College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has awarded scholarships to 22 entering first-year students from cities across the state including Amana, Clive, Coralville, Griswold, Hinton, Iowa City, Milford, North Liberty, Oelwein, Ottumwa, South English and West Des Moines, as well as students from Naperville, Ill., Woods Hole, Mass., and Sioux Falls, S.D. These scholarship winners represent the best and the brightest among more than 4,000 students who will begin their studies at the UI on Aug. 27.

Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by state and hometown.

Illinois

NAPERVILLE: Sarah Griebel, a graduate of Naperville North High School, has been awarded a CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Griebel, who plans to major in English, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Griebel is the daughter of Michael and Anne Griebel. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise to entering first-year students who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

Iowa

AMANA: Allison Momany, a graduate of Clear Creek Amana High School, has been awarded a Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Momany, who plans to major in chemistry and biochemistry, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Momany is the daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Momany. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards two Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships, each in the amount of $8,000, to outstanding entering first-year students who have declared chemistry, physics or astronomy majors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit only and are renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the students maintain a 3.5 University of Iowa grade point average; remain a chemistry, physics or astronomy major; and are enrolled full-time. The Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships, first awarded in 1996, were established by Harold Whitmore Strickler as a memorial to his wife, Vernita Martha Ann Shoemaker Strickler. Mr. Strickler's goal was that the scholarship recipients would use the knowledge gained in their chosen field for the benefit of mankind and to promote peace and understanding.

CLIVE: Amy Peters, a graduate of Valley High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Peters, who plans to major in Japanese and Spanish, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Peters is the daughter of June and Marshall Peters. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

CORALVILLE: Carly Reisch Stahmer, a graduate of West High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stahmer, who plans to major in English, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stahmer is the daughter of Mel and Kathy Stahmer. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

GRISWOLD: Bryan Stein, a graduate of Griswold High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stein, who plans to major in pre-medicine, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stein is the son of Paul and Denise Stein. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

HINTON: Alyssa Grigsby, a graduate of Hinton Community School, has been awarded a Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Grigsby, who plans to major in physics and astronomy, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Grigsby is the daughter of Alan and Laura Grigsby. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards two Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships, each in the amount of $8,000, to outstanding entering first-year students who have declared chemistry, physics or astronomy majors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit only and are renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the students maintain a 3.5 University of Iowa grade point average, remain a chemistry, physics or astronomy major, and are enrolled full-time. The Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarships, first awarded in 1996, were established by Harold Whitmore Strickler as a memorial to his wife, Vernita Martha Ann Shoemaker Strickler. Mr. Strickler's goal was that the scholarship recipients would use the knowledge gained in their chosen field for the benefit of mankind and to promote peace and understanding.

IOWA CITY: Joshua M. Modrick, a graduate of Regina High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Modrick, who plans to major in pre-medicine, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Modrick is the son of Joe and Lisa Modrick. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

MILFORD: Brendan Case, a graduate of Okoboji High School, has been awarded a CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Case, who plans to major in integrative physiology and pre-dentistry, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Case is the son of Steve and Kim Case. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise to entering first-year students who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

NORTH LIBERTY: Michael Smith, a graduate of West High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Smith, who plans to major in political science, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Smith is the son of Mary and Steve Smith. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

OELWEIN: Greg Pelc, a graduate of Oelwein Community High School, has been awarded a CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Pelc, who plans to major in pre-medicine -- biology or chemistry -- and minor in philosophy, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Pelc is the son of Daniel and Anne Pelc. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise to entering first-year students who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

OTTUMWA: Susan Gates, a graduate of Eddyville-Blakesburg High School, has been awarded a CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Gates, who plans to major in mathematics and education, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Gates is the daughter of Van and Kathy Gates. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise to entering first-year students who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

SOUTH ENGLISH: Sarah Elizabeth Adrian, a graduate of Mid-Prairie High School, has been awarded the Grisamore Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Adrian, who plans to major in nursing, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Adrian is the daughter of Jody Adrian. The Grisamore Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 academic potential necessary to complete a baccalaureate degree. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Jeffrey G. 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 enroll at the UI. Grisamore, of West Des Moines, is an alumnus of the University of Iowa, earning a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in journalism and mass communication in 1981.

WEST DES MOINES: Margaret Katherine Halterman, a graduate of Valley High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Halterman, who plans to major in biochemistry and minor in Japanese, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Halterman is the daughter of Chris and Anita Halterman. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

Massachusetts

WOODS HOLE: Sophie Mallory Switzer, a graduate of Falmouth Academy, has been awarded a CLAS Excellence Award from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Switzer, who plans to major in vocal music and history, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Switzer is the daughter of Brian and Rachel Switzer. The CLAS Excellence Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise to entering first-year students who plan to major in one of the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS: Renugan Raidoo, a graduate of Lincoln High School, has been awarded a William and Effa McMeans Scholarship from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Raidoo, who currently has an open major, is one of only 22 first-year students to win a scholarship directly from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Raidoo is the son of Des and Mahendri Raidoo. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards up to 15 William and Effa McMeans Scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to select 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 3.0 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, of Gladbrook, 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.

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