University of Iowa News Release
May 25, 2004
Iowa City Student Honored With Top UI Award
Peter Cho of Iowa City was recently honored with the Hancher-Finkbine Graduate/Professional Student Medallion, one of the most prestigious awards given to University of Iowa students.
Awards were presented at the Finkbine Dinner in the Iowa Memorial Union on April 27. The event began in 1917 to honor campus leaders and give them an opportunity to meet administrators, faculty, fellow students and alumni. The dinner is named after William O. Finkbine, a Des Moines businessman and an 1880 UI law graduate.
The tradition of awarding Hancher-Finkbine medallions began in 1964. The
awards, which recognize outstanding leadership, learning and loyalty, are
named after Finkbine and Virgil M. Hancher, who served as president of the
UI from 1940 to 1964. Nominations for the student awards are solicited from
recognized student organizations and collegiate deans.
Awards were presented by UI President David Skorton.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of Cho receiving his award from Skorton can be downloaded from the University News Service Web site at http://www.uiowa.%7Eournews/2004/may/images/052504peter-cho-hr.jpg
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