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UI senior wins second annual Caterpillar Corporation Undergraduate Achievement Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of management sciences is pleased to announce that Jill Roark has been selected to receive the second annual Caterpillar Corporation Undergraduate Achievement Award. The award, which recognizes exceptional achievements both in and out of the classroom by a senior in management sciences, consists of a $500 cash prize provided by the Caterpillar Corporation and was presented at a brief ceremony Friday, May 8 in the department office.

Roark, a senior from Sloan, will graduate May 16 with a degree in management sciences (management information systems). An honors student with an impressive grade-point average, Roark holds extensive professional experience both as a summer intern and, subsequently, a part-time employee of Electronic Data Systems of Palo. Her extracurricular activities include leadership positions with the Associated Iowa Honors Students, where she participated in charity fundraising and volunteer efforts on behalf of the HandiCare day care center in Coralville and the Metropolitan Area Housing Project in Cedar Rapids. Until her senior year, she was also a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band. Roark will be joining Electronic Data Systems as a full-time employee after graduation.