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University of Iowa News Release

April 29, 2004

UI Students Awarded Callen Prize From Graduate College

The University of Iowa Graduate College has named UI seniors Alissa Chisholm and Brian Kessler co-recipients of the Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize. The prize is awarded to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students achieving high academic records and having demonstrated school or civic leadership in high school or college. Each recipient will receive a prize of $2,500 to be used for graduate school.

Chisholm, a Nevada, Iowa, native, and a 2001 graduate of Nevada High School, will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She plans to enter the UI doctoral program in psychology where she will study pediatric psychology. Chisholm wants to practice as a family and child counselor.

Kessler, a Cedar Rapids native, and a 2000 graduate of Washington High School, will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics. He plans to attend graduate school in physics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Chisholm and Kessler were honored at the Graduate Honors Award Ceremony on April 18.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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