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Local UI student enhances talent through Cooperative Education

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name) of (hometown), gained work experience to combine with (his/her) educational experience during the summer with the assistance of the University of Iowa Center for Career Development and Cooperative Education.

(Name), a (class) majoring in (major), interned for (employer) as a (description of work). The internship was arranged through the UI Center for Career Development and Cooperative Education, the primary campus resource for UI students interested in obtaining work experience before they graduate.

With the approval of their academic department, most students are able to receive an official notification on their transcript in recognition of their internship.

EDITORS: This release indicates that a UI student from your readership area participated in a Cooperative Education work experience during the summer. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. This list includes names, class, rank, major, employer, and type of work.


ARCADIA: Molly Hinners, senior, speech pathology, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, safety supervisor

AMES: Angie Shirk, senior, communications, Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, marketing intern

ANAMOSA: Delarie Oliver, junior, management information systems, Deere and Co., computer systems support

BETTENDORF: Tony Helm, senior, marketing, Reebok, retail intern

BLOOMFIELD: Blaise Boles, junior, microbiology, Sigma Chemical Co., protein purification research; Justin Kurt Swaim, senior, finance, Bankers Advertising Co., accounting internship

BURT: Jessica Muller, junior, speech pathology and audiology and psychology, UI Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, residential counselor

CEDAR FALLS: Susan Hagenow, senior, chemistry, Central Rehabilitation, physical therapy intern

CEDAR RAPIDS: Laura Jackson, senior, communication studies and journalism, Veterans Administration Hospital, public relations intern; Janelle Johnson, junior, human resources, Cargill Inc., human resources intern; Steve Moore, senior, marketing, Moss Enterprises Inc., computer assistant

CENTER POINT: Jason Clark, senior, accounting, Aegon, accounting intern

CORNING: Tokey Boswell, junior, geology, UI Orientation Services, orientation intern

DAVENPORT: Andrew Truitt, senior, communication studies, Foote, Cone and Belding, media buyer intern

DECORAH: Erin J. Hill, senior, marketing, Cargill Inc., accounting intern

DES MOINES: Amy Dickey, senior, human resources and marketing, Farm Bureau Financial Group Inc., education services department intern;Scott C. Nelson, senior, accounting, John Deere Credit Union, accounting intern; Tia Slindo, junior, speech and hearing science, Methodist Hospital, speech pathology intern; LaTonya Wilkins, senior, psychology, UI Orientation Services, orientation advisor

DEWITT: Alexander Fuller, senior, psychology, UI Hospital and Clinic, psychiatric nurses assistant

DUBUQUE: Laura L. Hafeman, junior, speech pathology, UI Department of Speech Pathology, residential therapist intern; Ryan Skahill, junior, marketing, Target Stores, management intern

DURANT: Sarah Newell, senior, communication studies, Kinetico Inc., management intern

FARLEY: Jay Strief, senior, marketing/ management information system, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UI, computer assistant

GILMORE CITY: Jan M. Loney, senior, communication studies, Lutheran Social Services, director's assistant

GRINNELL: Shelly Husak, senior, accounting, AEGON USA, accounting intern

HAMPTON: Tyler Heeren, senior, human resource management, Western Staff Services, recruiting and placement internship

IOWA CITY: Heather Gibson, junior, accounting, Frank N.Magid associates, accounting intern; Stephanie Henn, senior, finance, Peter Sorensen, loan officer assistant;

April K.Kelch, sophomore, business, Hawkeye Moving and Storage, customer service

MARION: Jill Wilson, senior, communications, Prudential Preferred Financial Services, human resources

MONONA: Gabe Ruffing, senior, speech and hearing science, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, travel assistant

MONROE: Christopher James Pendroy, senior, finance, Coldwell Banker, Mid-America Group Realtor Commercial Division, brokerage intern

MUSCATINE: Jennifer Rogers, senior, accounting, Eastern Iowa Management, accounting intern

NEW HAMPTON: Michelle Kapler, senior, history and communication studies, Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science, curatorial intern

NORWALK: Dawn Panko, senior, marketing, Norwest Financial Business Credit, marketing representative

PRAIRIE CITY: Allison D. Mercuris, junior, finance, General Growth Management, advertising assistant

PRESTON: Wendy Anderson, junior, speech and language pathology, UI Summer Residential Program, residential therapy intern

RENWICK: Jill Clowes, junior, speech and hearing science, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, child therapy internship

URBANDALE: Chris Mooney, senior, communication studies and journalism, Iowa Public Television, public relations intern; Benjamin Osborn, senior, accounting, UI Hospitals and Clinics, accounting intern

WASHINGTON: Shannon Flynn, junior, speech and hearing science, UIDepartment of Speech Pathology, child care worker

WAUKEE: Kathleen Hermann, senior, journalism, WHO Newscenter 13, reporting intern; Christopher Kroon, sophomore, communications, KCCI TV-8, production assistant

WEST DES MOINES: J. Hartzell, senior, business, KDSM FOX 17, promotions and sales intern

WINFIELD: Amanda Haight, senior, marketing, Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City, accounting intern


MISSION VIEJO: David Lake, senior, management information systems/finance, Toyota Motor Sales, computer assistant


WAIALVA: Zachariah Crittendon, sophomore, open, UI Orientation Services, orientation student advisor


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Kristen Buch, senior, business, Trilogy Consulting Corp., marketing assistant; Marc Limbers, senior, mathematics, Sears, Roebuck and Co., management trainee

BUFFALO GROVE: Peter Benjamin Zolno, junior, communication studies, Larry Wayne, video production intern

CARY: Ryan Frank, senior, journalism and mass communication, WBBM-TV (CBS), sports department news intern

DEERFIELD: Andrew Luke Forman, senior, communications studies, Chicago wolves, public relations intern; Laura Kruss, senior, communication studies, Jam Production, marketing intern; Sari Strauss, senior, elementary education, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, child care worker

DOWNERS GROVE: Kristen Kudjer, junior, communication studies, Technical Difficulties Television (TDTV), production assistant

ELK GROVE VILLAGE: Jessica Moore, senior, finance, Superior Coffee and Food, accounting intern

GALESBURG: Katie McKinnon, sophomore, communications, UI Hancher Auditorium, marketing intern

GENESEO: Ryan Carter, senior, chemistry, UI Hygienics Laboratory, laboratory assistant

GLENDALE HEIGHT: Sara Reich, senior, finance, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, analyst

LAGRANGE: Steve Liedtke, junior, business, Eastern Computer Exchange Inc., computer sales

LIBERTYVILLE: Ben Auten, senior, communication studies, Baxter Credit Union, marketing communications intern

MOLINE: Leigh Wilson, senior, marketing, Target, retail management and executive training

MORTON: Catherine M. Streib, senior, French and education, Lafarge Corp., human resource intern

MOUNT PROSPECT: Kristyn Puzen, senior, accounting, IBM, accounting intern

NAPERVILLE: Megan E. Dunne, graduate student, finance, Walt Disney World, food and beverages hostess; Anne Marie Kosinski, junior, art, Mary Beth Zupec, graphic design intern

OAK PARK: Nancy Hohman, senior, speech and hearing sciences, UI Department of Speech Pathology, child-care worker and counselor

PALOS PARK: Allison T. Dill, senior, communications, Nordstrom-Advertising Department, advertising intern

PEKIN: Cara Wolf, senior, accounting, State Farm Insurance, business information systems intern

PROSPECT HEIGHTS: Luis D. Nunez, senior, finance, Littelfuse Inc., accounting intern

ROCKFORD: Natalie C. Novak, senior, accounting, Price Waterhouse LLP., auditing intern

ROCK ISLAND: Brandon Boyle, senior, geography, Touch of Nature Environmental Center, environmental education

SHOREWOOD: Kerri Panish, junior, business management, Walt Disney World College Program, food hostess

WILMETTE: Ignacio A. Feller, senior, business administration and Spanish, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, management intern; Josh Keller, senior, communications and psychology, Jewell Lowe, junior level account intern


YPSILANTI: Jessica Riccobono, senior, psychology and speech pathology, UI Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, counselor


DULUTH: Gregory Kirschling, journalism and film studies, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, editorial assistance

EDINA: Kristine French, senior, speech pathology and audiology, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, safety supervisor


LAKE OSWEGO: Margaret Meredith, senior, speech pathology and audiology, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, child care worker


CEDARBURG: Jon Davis, senior, communication studies, University Directories, advertising sales intern

GLENDALE: Cecilia Francis, sophomore, English, Cramer-Krasselt, public relations intern

SUN PRAIRIE: Rita Belda, senior, film studies/American studies International Film and Photo Archive at George Eastman House, film archivist

WAUWATOSA: Evelyn A. Lauer, senior, journalism and English, The Des Moines Register, news reporting