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University of Iowa honors 25 outstanding teaching assistants

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Twenty-five University of Iowa teaching assistants have been named winners of the 1997 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. The awards have been given each year since 1988 by the Council on Teaching. Winners receive a certificate and $1,000.

The awardees are teaching assistants who taught for at least one semester during the spring, summer, and fall of 1996 and the spring of 1997. Nominations for the award are sought from students, faculty, colleagues, departmental executive officers, and deans.

This year's award winners are:

College of Business Administration: Hong Xie, accounting.

College of Education: Jill M. Sullivan, music education.

College of Engineering: Robert Christopher Kobus, instructional design and technology; April Anne Privett, civil and environmental engineering.

College of Liberal Arts: Anne Besco, French and Italian; Michael Tavel Clarke, English; Sylvia Cook, mathematics; Julie L. Dunkelberger, Spanish and Portuguese; Razvan Gelca, mathematics; Kimberly Johnson, English/Writers' Workshop; Eric Darren Miller, psychology; Douglas D. Modde, political science; Robert Eugene Money, philosophy; Marie Nasta, English; Joelle Neulander, history; David Obermiller, history; Karry Ann Putzy, Spanish and Portuguese; Ronald Steven Sikorski, chemistry; Kimberli M. Stafford, English; Mary A. Stegmaier, political science; Carrie A. Stoltzman, biological sciences; Joshua M. Tebbs, statistics and actuarial science; James V. TerKeurst, journalism and mass communication; Lara Andreya Trubowitz, English.

College of Nursing: Linda J. Garland, nursing.