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University of Iowa News Release

May 27, 2005

Dubuque Native Receives UI Dentistry Award

Joshua E. Everts, a third-year student at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the UI chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a national honor dental fraternity.

Everts is the son of Ed and Sheila Everts of Dubuque.

The annual award is given to an outstanding junior dental student who has demonstrated scholarship, character and potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.

OKU was founded in 1914, and the UI chapter was chartered in 1923. The three Greek letters represent teeth, health and conservation.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032,; Writer: Whitney Tripp.