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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 30, 2005

Lingwall Honored For Residence Hall Work

Anne Lingwall, a University of Iowa sophomore from Des Moines, will receive the 2005 George L. Droll Award for her contributions in improving the quality of life for students living in Burge Residence Hall. A presentation ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the George Droll Lounge in Currier Hall.

As a first year student in 2004-05, Lingwall was a member of the Associated Residence Halls student government and vice president of the Burge Hall government. This year she is working as a resident assistant in Burge helping students adapt to life at UI.

"I had such a positive experience, I want to be a resource for others to have the same kind of experience," she said.

Lingwall's involvement started when she decided to run for hall president.

"As a first-year student, I decided it was the one extra thing I'd do to help me understand how the university works," she said. "Initially, the university seems like a huge place, with so many directions you can go."

The Droll Award is presented annually to the student in a UI residence hall who models good citizenship and helps to build community among hall residents. Nominations are accepted from resident students and Residence Hall staff. The award recipient is selected by a committee made up of Residence Services' staff and one member of the UI academic community.

The Droll Award honors the man who joined UI's Department of Residence Services in 1960 and served as its director from 1980 to his death in 1995. Along with a certificate, Lingwall will receive a $1,000 credit on her university bill.

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