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Tippie Students Recognized at UI Honors Program Ceremony

Tippie students were among the almost 70 University of Iowa students received more than $80,000 in scholarships from the UI Honors Program during the annual recognition ceremony April 27, which celebrates students' academic, extracurricular and research accomplishments through merit-based scholarships.

Many of the scholarships are endowed by the late Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program. Students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), Tippie College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and College of Nursing were honored.

UI Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Lola Lopes said that honors students "feast upon the buffet of possibilities at the University of Iowa, returning for second helpings of courses, activities, and study abroad." UI Honors Program Director John Nelson shared his view that honors experiences are the basis for wonderful memories.

The following students were recognized:

Sarah Raaii, a sophomore, received the Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Award. Raaii is majoring in journalism and business, and she is a senator in the UI Student Government. She is the daughter of Ahmad and Simone Raaii, and she is a 2006 graduate of Ames High School.

Rob Pick, a junior, received the Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Award. He is majoring in economics, finance, and political science, and he is a member of the Federal Reserve Challenge Team. Pick is the son of Mike and Melinda Pick, and he is a 2005 graduate of Ankeny High School.

Erin Cavanagh, a junior, received the Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Award. She is studying accounting and is pursuing an international business certificate through the Tippie College of Business. Cavanagh is currently studying abroad in Seville, Spain. She is the daughter of Tom and Mary Cavanagh, and she is a 2005 graduate of Bettendorf High School.

John Slump, a senior, received the Collegiate Scholar Award. Slump is a finance major and is pursuing an entrepreneurship certificate. He is the son of Russ Slump and Linda Slump, and he is a 2004 graduate of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School.

Jacqueline Leonard, a senior, received the Collegiate Scholar Award. Leonard is a political science major with an international business certificate, and she has been a leader in the mock trial team. She is the daughter of Robert Leonard and Cynthia Leyes, and she graduated from Cor Jesu Academy in 2004.

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