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University of Iowa News Release

May 25, 2004

Kansas City, Mo. Student Honored With Top UI Award

R. Chace Ramey of Kansas City, Mo. 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.

R. Chace Ramey is a third year law student. Last year he participated in the Baskerville Moot Court competition and was recognized for having delivered the best oral argument. This year he competed in the Stephensen Trial Advocacy Competition and was selected to participate as a Supreme Court advocate. His leadership activities include co-president and associate treasurer of the Iowa Student Bar Association and co-president of Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity. Ramey also served on the Student Advisory Committee for the recent College of Law dean search and has served as a student member on the Faculty-Student Internal Procedures Committee and Faculty-Student Curriculum Committee. He is currently serving a term as chief justice of the UI Student Judicial Court.

Awards were presented by UI President David Skorton.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of Ramey receiving his award from Skorton can be downloaded from the University News Service Web site at http://www.uiowa.%7Eournews/2004/may/images/052504r-chace-ramey-hr.jpg.

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