CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 5, 2000
Recognition banquet honoring minorities will precede graduation ceremonies
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet
annually held in honor of graduating minority University of Iowa students
will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial
Union. The graduation program begins at 6:30 p.m. following the half-hour
The banquet is free for graduating UI students and their families and guests.
The cost for faculty, staff and the public is $10.
The Multicultural Graduation and Recognition Banquet was established in
1990 by the men's athletics department, the Graduate College and Support Services
Programs, and publicly recognizes minority students receiving professional,
graduate, and undergraduate degrees from the UI. Each college will confer
a Dean's Achievement Award to a selected student, as well as Student Leadership
Awards given by departments.
Adele Rodriguez, multicultural coordinator at Opportunity at Iowa and event
chair, says that the banquet traditionally is well attended by faculty, staff
and community leaders from all backgrounds, in addition to graduating students.
Campus-wide commencement exercises begin Friday, May 12 with School of Management,
the Graduate College and the College of Medicine, and continue on Saturday,
with the Tippie College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Law,
and the College of Nursing.
For more information about the event, contact Adele Rodriguez at 335-0591
or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org