CONTACT: JACQUELINE V. HARRINGTON
Director of Development
UI College of Law
UI Foundation News
500 Alumni Center
Iowa City IA 52242
UI College of Law Class of 1972 gift creates Merit Law Scholarship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Members of the University of Iowa College of Law
Class of 1972 have established the Class of 1972 Merit Law Scholarship
Fund through the Iowa Law School Foundation. In recognition of the 25th
anniversary of their graduation, class members made gifts and pledges totaling
more than $56,000.
The scholarship was announced at a reunion dinner Oct. 25 by Richard
Lyford, a 1972 University of Iowa College of Law graduate and one of 12
classmates who served on a reunion committee headed by Thomas J. Cilek,
another 1972 graduate and currently senior vice president of Hills Bank
and Trust Company of Iowa City.
The fund will provide a scholarship for one law student who is an Iowa
resident. The first Class of 1972 Merit Law Scholarship will be awarded
next spring for the 1998-99 academic year.
Cilek said he was "very pleased with the number of classmates who
returned for the 25th law reunion festivities. Carol Havemann Lynch of
Houston, Texas, Stephen Bright of Langhorne Pennsylvania, and the entire
class are to be commended on their collective efforts to create a merit
law scholarship fund to assist the Iowa Law School in recruiting and retaining
the best and the brightest students." Tom Cilek led the class reunion
committee which organized the reunion program and established the scholarship
Carol A. Havemann Lynch, another member of the anniversary class and
manager of tax, law and planning with Exxon Company USA, contributed to
the Class of 1972 Merit Law Scholarship Fund, and her gift was matched
by corporate funds from her employer's foundation, the Exxon Education
Foundation of Houston, Texas, for a total commitment of $30,000. Although
the original scholarship goal was $50,000, Lynch, who is a member of the
Iowa Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, challenged the class to increase
their goal and fully endow a scholarship by contributing $100,000.
The Iowa Law School Foundation is the preferred channel of support for
private gifts to the UI College of Law. The foundation works with alumni,
law firms, corporations, and friends to assist them in providing support
to the college's students, faculty, and programs.
The University of Iowa Foundation, the UI's campus-wide fund-raising
organization, serves as the channel of support to the Iowa Law School Foundation
by providing professional and technical support services.