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Three UI students named winners of George L. Droll award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa students have been named winners
of the 1997 George L. Droll award, given to exemplary residence hall students.
The winners are Kerry Boyd, a freshman global studies major from Marshalltown;
Oubonh Phomvisay, a freshman from Perry who plans to major in journalism and
theatre arts; and Tisa Thomsen, a freshmen from Marion who is a pre-social
Recipients of the award are chosen based on their commitment to good citizenship
and their contributions to establishing a positive residence hall community.
Each of this year's award winners will have $1,000 credited to their UI account
to be used toward their residence hall room and board expenses when they return
to the halls for the 1997-98 academic year.
The award is given in memory of George Droll, director of UI residence services
from 1980 until his death in 1995. Droll, who joined UI residence services
in 1960, devoted his career to enhancing the living and learning environment
in the residence hall system.
"George would be very pleased at the selection of these award winners,"
said Nancy Droll, his widow. "He really just wanted a good, all-around
resident, a good citizen of the halls. He was extremely pleased that this
award was set up in his name That was very special to him."