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Tippie Students Recognized by UI Honors Program

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of Iowa Honors Program presented 60 University of Iowa students with more than $60,000 in scholarships during its annual recognition ceremony in spring 2009, to celebrate students' academic, extracurricular, and research accomplishments.

The late Rhodes Dunlap, founder of the UI Honors Program, endows many of the scholarships. 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.

The following Tippie students were recognized:

Sarah Raaii, a junior, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Raaii is majoring in journalism and business, with a political science (pre-law) minor. She is a presidential scholar coordinator for the Honors Program, a University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) At-Large Senator, and a writing fellow.

Dustin Tardiff, a junior, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Tardiff is a mechanical engineering major and math minor who is also earning a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Michael Appel, a junior, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Appel is a political science major and Spanish minor who is also studying for a Certificate in International Business.

Bethany Patten, a sophomore, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Patten is an international studies and economics major with minors in Spanish and French.

Sarah Lowen, a senior, received a 2009 Fulbright Grant. Lowen is a double major in linguistics and Asian and Slavic studies and literature. She also has earned a Certificate in International Business. She will be going to South Korea on her Fulbright Scholarship as an English teaching assistant.

Meredith DeBoom, a senior, received the Collegiate Scholar Award. In 2009, DeBoom also was named a national finalist for a Fulbright Grant and a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship, and received the USA Today All-Academic First Team Scholarship, honoring academic abilities and leadership beyond the classroom. DeBoom is a political science and international studies major and economics and geography minor.

Shannon Boshart, a senior, received the Collegiate Scholar Award. Boshart is a journalism and mass communication and religious studies major who also studies entrepreneurship.

Rachael Nathanson, a junior, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Nathanson also was named a 2009 Truman Scholar, recognizing juniors who will become "change agents" in the public arena, and was awarded an honorable mention for the Udall Scholarship, for her commitment to solving environmental issues. Nathanson is a geography and economics major and a Spanish minor.

Sara Weitzel, a junior, received the Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. Weitzel is a marketing and Spanish major who is also earning a Certificate in International Business.

Anthony Melchiorri, a sophomore, received the Phi Eta Sigma/Collegiate Rhodes Dunlap Award. He is a biomedical engineering and English major who is also earning a Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship.

Rachel Barger, a senior, received the Collegiate Scholar Award. Barger is a dance and management and organization double major.

 


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