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April 21, 2009

UI students recognized at 2009 Hawkeye Leadership Awards

Several leaders in University of Iowa student organizations were recently recognized for their service including (STUDENT'S NAME) of (HOMETOWN).

The Office of Student Life and the University of Iowa Student Government hosted the 2009 Hawkeye Student Organization Leadership & Service Awards banquet on April 4.

These awards recognize students and organizations for their work and efforts over the past year. A team of volunteers served as the judges for all of the Hawkeye Awards.

The following levels of recognition were awarded:

--Unsung Hero: student leaders who may not necessarily be in a leadership position with an organization, but whose "behind-the-scenes" efforts are greatly needed and appreciated.

--Leadership Legacy: students who have left a lasting impression on their student organization, the University of Iowa and the surrounding community.

--Outstanding Student Organization Leader: an individual who demonstrates leadership and hard work toward his or her particular organization.

--Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community: a leader who is working to improve the greater community.

Along with the student leaders recognized, UI student organizations and clubs, and their advisors were also awarded recognition.

EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your readership area has been recognized for their academic achievements. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes the student's first and last name, award received, and student organization(s) representing.

Following are the eight UI students who received recognition at the 2009 Student Leadership Awards:

Buffalo Center: Rachel Hansen, Unsung Hero, Students to Assist Recruitment (STAR).
Granger: Jonathan Moran, Leadership Legacy, Nothing But Nets @ UI.
Iowa City: Matt Menietti, Leadership Legacy, The 10,000 Hours Show.

Downers Grove: James Curry, Outstanding Student Organization Leader, American Medical Students Association and the Global Health Club.
Glenview: Alan Cosby, Leadership Legacy, Dance Marathon.
Lake Zurich: Jordan Loperena, Outstanding Student Organization Leader, KRUI Radio Station.

Louisville: Kristin Fuhs, Unsung Hero, The 10,000 Hours Show.

Belize City: Policarpio Soberanis, Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community, the Multi-Ethnic Engineering and Science Students Association (MESA).

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

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Megan McIntyre