Screen readers: Two navigational links to follow.Skip to site navigation.Skip to page content.
The University of Iowa News Services
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us

University of Iowa News Release

 

June 4, 2007

Local UI Student Receives Scholarship

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced its scholarship winners for the 2007-08 academic year. Collectively, the college awarded more than $92,000 to students continuing their studies in liberal arts and sciences disciplines.

EDITORS: This release includes information about an academic honor for a student in your readership area. Students are listed alphabetically according to hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first followed by other states.

Iowa

CARROLL: Jessica A. Odendahl, a first-year student majoring in biology and pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Odendahl is a 2006 graduate of Kuemper High School and the daughter of John and Diane Odendahl.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Cara Bader, a junior from Cedar Rapids majoring in economics and international studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 David W. Koehser Scholarship. This scholarship is presented annually to a student in economics, political science or history. Bader is a 2004 graduate of Washington High School and the daughter of Marcy and Dave Bader.

Alicia Eads, a junior from Cedar Rapids studying sociology and psychology with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Eads is a 1999 graduate of Prairie High School and the daughter of Sandy and Mark Eads, of Solon.

Juliana Khouri, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and secondary education in the in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Margaret Foster Hoff Memorial Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Khouri is a 2005 graduate of Washington High School and the daughter of the Rev. Elias and Irene Khouri.

Alphonse Muhare, a junior from Cedar Rapids majoring in journalism and mass communication and international studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $5,000 Winifred S. Scott Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise and academic accomplishments.

CLIVE: Barrett Anderson, a junior majoring in economics and political science with a minor in history in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Richard J. Odem Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in mathematics, statistics or economics. Anderson is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the son of Fred and Vicki Anderson, of 14258 Wildwood Drive.

DAVENPORT: James Chambliss, a sophomore from Davenport studying physics and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Chambliss is a 2005 graduate of Central High School and the son of Julie Chambliss.

DES MOINES: David Drustrup, a sophomore from Des Moines studying economics and English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. The award in based on the student's exemplary academic record and thoughtful essay exploring the impact of their academic and non-academic UI experiences on their academic, professional and personal goals. Drustrup is a 2005 graduate of Roosevelt High School and the son of Robert and Barbara Drustrup, of 115 Lincoln Place Drive.

Eishita Manjrekar, a junior from Des Moines majoring in psychology, international studies and Chinese in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. The award is based on the student's exemplary academic record and thoughtful essay exploring the impact of their academic and non-academic UI experiences on their academic, professional and personal goals. Manjrekar is a 2004 graduate of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Penn., and the niece of Lata D'mello, of 709 17th St.

DUBUQUE: Matthew J. Becker, a junior from Dubuque studying Spanish and journalism and mass communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,500 James and Syndy Conger Scholarship in Classical and Modern Languages. This scholarship is awarded to language students with a strong academic record and financial need who have demonstrated how their academic experiences have affected or focused their educational and career goals. Becker is a 2004 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and the son of Francis and Jill Becker.

Tara M. Kramer, a junior from Dubuque studying English with a concentration in creative writing in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,500 F.C. Denkmann Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Kramer is a 2002 graduate of Hempstead High School and the daughter of Daniel Kramer, of Dyersville, and Aggie Tauke, of Dubuque.

DYERSVILLE: Jennifer Heacock, a senior studying biochemistry, Spanish and music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students 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.

FAIRFIELD: James Gibson, a first-year student majoring in biology, pre-medicine and psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Alexander Kern Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Gibson is a 2006 graduate of Fairfield High School and the son of Linda and Ron Gibson.

GILBERT: Garth Strohbehn, a junior from Gilbert majoring in chemistry and biochemistry with a minor in political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. The award is based on the student's exemplary academic record and thoughtful essay exploring the impact of their academic and non-academic UI experiences on their academic, professional and personal goals. Strohbehn is a 2004 graduate of Gilbert High School and the son of Daryl and Catherine Strohbehn, of Ames.

LECLAIRE: Emily Alden, a senior from LeClaire studying biochemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Alden is a 2003 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and the daughter of Ron and Joni Swanson of Geneseo, Ill.

MARSHALLTOWN: Holly Gummert, a first-year student from Marshalltown majoring in communication studies, pre-journalism and pre-law in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Roger H. and Marilyn J. Coleman Scholarship. The award is intended for students majoring in communication studies or journalism and mass communication who are interested in broadcasting or print media. Gummert is a 2006 graduate of Marshalltown High School and the daughter of Dale and Barb Gummert.

MUSCATINE: Jaime Williams, a junior from Muscatine majoring in biology and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Velma E. Stuit Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in volunteering and service to others. Williams is a 2004 graduate of Muscatine High School and the daughter of Kevin and Jackie Williams.

NEVADA: Mariel Bryden, a junior from Nevada majoring in international studies and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Bryden is a 2004 graduate of Nevada High School and the daughter of Sue Woods, of Nevada, and Craig McWilliams, of Nevada.

OGDEN: Molly Peterson, a first-year student majoring in microbiology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Peterson is a 2006 graduate of Ogden High School and the daughter of Scott and Peg Peterson, of Boone.

ONSLOW: Jamie M. Tjaden, a sophomore from Onslow studying biology and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Tjaden is a 2006 graduate of Midland High School and the son of Aaron and Sheri Tjaden.

OSKALOOSA: Neo E. Buenger McAdams, a senior from Oskaloosa studying geoscience in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. McAdams is a 2004 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and the daughter of Pat McAdams, of Rose Hill, and Glenda Buenger, of Oskaloosa.

SIOUX CITY: Don Pham, a first-year student from Sioux City majoring in biology and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Pham is a 2006 graduate of North High School and the son of Hong Pham and Hai Nguyen.

TABOR: Lindsey Delevan, a senior from Tabor majoring in art and art education with a minor in English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Mary Pelechek Scholarship in the Arts. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in art, dance, music or theatre. Delevan is a 2004 graduate of Fremont-Mills High School and the daughter of Susan Delevan, of Glenwood, and Steven Delevan, of Sidney.

TIFFIN: Randi Ryan, a sophomore from Tiffin studying microbiology and pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Kathleen K. Beninga Scholarship in Microbiology. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior microbiology major. Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Clear Creek-Amana High School and the daughter of Michael and Audrey Ryan.

WATERLOO: Anna Schmitz, a first-year student from Waterloo majoring in integrative physiology and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in science whose families have current or historical ties to Iowa agriculture. Schmitz is a 2006 graduate of Columbus High School and the daughter of Rich and Patti Schmitz.

Catherine A. Whiting, a junior from Waterloo majoring in physics and astronomy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. The award is based on the student's exemplary academic record and thoughtful essay exploring the impact of their academic and non-academic UI experiences on their academic, professional and personal goals. Whiting is a 2004 graduate of West High School and the daughter of Todd and Margaret Whiting.

WAUKEE: Trenton C. Bender, a senior from Waukee studying music performance and education in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Mary Campbell Tow Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Bender is a 2003 graduate of Waukee High School and the son of Brent and Rhonda Bender, of 875 Spruce St.

WEST DES MOINES: Angela Murillo, a senior from West Des Moines majoring in English, Spanish and geosciences in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Murillo is a 1992 graduate of Dowling High School and the daughter of Eddie and Bertha Murillo, of 701 Ashworth Road.

Kristin A. Sprock, a junior from West Des Moines studying integrative physiology and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,000 Velma E. Stuit Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate woman in the sciences who is active in volunteering and service to others. Sprock is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School and the daughter of Marty and Judy Sprock, of 908 57th Place.

WOODWARD: Ashlee Swinton, a senior from Woodward studying psychology and sociology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $5,000 Winifred S. Scott Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, and academic accomplishments. Swinton is a 2003 graduate of Woodward-Granger High School and the daughter of Kim Szabo, of Woodward, and Steve Bolton, of Boone.

Illinois

CICERO: Jennifer Marie Delgado, a sophomore from Cicero, Ill., majoring in journalism and mass communication and Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Delgado is a 2005 graduate of Fenwick High School and the daughter of Diana Delgado.

MAHOMET: Jessica Jewett, a first-year student majoring in chemistry in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Alexander Kern Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Jewett is a 2006 graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School and the daughter of Jeff and Barbara Jewett.

Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS: Amy Mattson, a first-year student from Minneapolis majoring in English and pre-medicine in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Mattson is a 2006 graduate of Minnehaha Academy and the daughter of Mark and Mary Mattson.

Nebraska

OMAHA: Anne Marfisi, a junior from Omaha, Neb., majoring in American studies with a minor in Spanish in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Marfisi is a 2005 graduate of North High School and the daughter of Jean Delehant, of Omaha, and Tom Marfisi, of Omaha.

Sarah Porter, a senior from Omaha, Neb., majoring in political science 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. The award is based on the student's exemplary academic record and thoughtful essay exploring the impact of their academic and non-academic University of Iowa experiences on their academic, professional and personal goals. Porter is a 2004 graduate of North High School and the daughter of David and Victoria Porter.

Nicholas Rich, a junior from Omaha, Neb., studying classics and philosophy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Edward Prichett Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Rich is a 2004 graduate of North High School and the son of Sheryl and David Rich.

New Jersey

SEWELL: Radhika Ratnabalasuriar, a junior from Sewell, N.J., studying microbiology with a minor in global health studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,000 Kathleen K. Beninga Scholarship in Microbiology. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior microbiology major. Ratnabalasuriar is a 2003 graduate of Washington Township High School and the daughter of Deva and Sharmini Ratnabalasuriar, of Christiansted, Virgin Islands.

Oregon

Rachel Koeth, a first-year student from Clackamas, Ore., majoring in bassoon performance in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $3,000 Alexander Kern Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Koeth is a 2006 graduate of Clackamas High School and the daughter of Diane Koeth.

Texas

VICTORIA: Rachel L. Barger, a sophomore from Victoria, Texas, studying dance and business in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $1,500 F.C. Denkmann Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship. The award is based on financial need, academic promise, academic accomplishments and special challenges in a student's background or current circumstances. Barger is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School and the daughter of Steven Barger and Gail Pickens-Barger, of Port Neches, Texas.

Puerto Rico

MAYAGUEZ: Darlene Gonzalez, a sophomore from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, studying voice performance and performing arts entrepreneurship in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the $2,500 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship. The award is based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Gonzalez is a 2005 graduate of Colegio Cristiano Oscar Correa Agosto and the daughter of Irving Gonzalez and Almavina Ramirez.

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

CONTACT: Media: Joe Nugent, 319-384-0070 joe-nugent@uiowa.edu.