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Release: April 14, 1999
UI career adviser wins Washington Center Liaison Award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Fitzgerald, a senior career
adviser in Career Development Services at the University of Iowa, recently
received the 1999 Liaison of the Year Award from the Washington Center for
Internships and Academic Seminars.
Fitzgerald was recognized for his efforts to coordinate
internships in Washington D.C. for UI students and his professional involvement
with Washington Center programs. He serves on the Center's Liaison Advisory
Board, a group of university representatives who provide input on the Center's
operations and programs.
Fitzgerald has worked in Career Development Services
for 11 years and has been a liaison with the center for eight years. The UI
has had a relationship with the center for about 20 years; approximately 450
UI students have been placed in for-credit internship programs at governmental
agencies, congressional offices, law firms, non-profit agencies, and news
"Dave has been a very important factor in the advancement
of this program through his efforts to make UI students and faculty aware
of these internships. It's a well-deserved honor," said Phillip E. Jones,
UI vice president for student services.
The Center honored Fitzgerald at its 1999 Honor Roll
Scholarship Awards March 24 in Washington D.C., where leading internship programs,
agency supervisors and academic lecturers were recognized
Founded in 1975, the Washington Center for Internships
and Academic Seminars has provided over 24,000 students with a comprehensive,
participatory learning experience in Washington, D.C. Its program promotes
future leadership for the public, private and nonprofit sectors of society.
For more information about the Washington Center, see Career Development Services'
Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~careers/thewashcenter.htm.