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April 22, 2009

Local student graduates from University of Iowa Career Leadership Academy

The University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center graduated its second class from the Career Leadership Academy in ceremonies on April 17 at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City.

The Career Leadership Academy is a four-semester academic program that helps UI undergraduates develop their leadership skills. The program is divided into four phases each semester: The Self-Aware Leader, The Leader Who Understands Others, The Leader Who Interacts with Others and The Leader About to Engage the World.

The goal of the program is to prepare UI undergraduates to become successful professionals after college. Within the Career Leadership Academy there are opportunities for students to network with professionals, engage in teambuilding workshops, practice resume and cover letter writing, learn effective communication skills, attend etiquette dinners, lead service projects, and explore a variety of career search tools

The Marvin Pomerantz Leadership Award was presented to Amanda Crane, a junior from Council Bluffs. The award is presented to one or more outstanding CLA graduates each semester in honor of Pomerantz for his dedication to the university and its students.

EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your readership area has graduated from the UI Pomerantz Center's Career Leadership Academy. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes the student's first and last name, and year in college.

Following are the 78 UI students who graduated from the University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center's Career Leadership Academy.

IOWA
Ankeny
Jenna Kimberley, senior
Laura Lathrop, senior

Atkins
Shawn Hagen, senior

Bettendorf
Anthea Galbraith, junior
Grant Coffman, junior
Johnson Yur, senior

Burlington
Sean Reader, senior

Clarion
Clark Bradshaw, senior

Clear Lake
Anne Price, senior
Ethan T. Astor, senior

Clinton
Jessica Hlubek, senior

Council Bluffs
Amanda Crane, senior
Nicholas Dean Perry, senior

Davenport
Brennan Hawley, senior
Jenna Garlisch, senior
Maria Johnson, junior
Matt Powers, senior

Des Moines
Abigail Ginther, senior
Alex Polzin, senior
Andrew Easter, senior
Angela Bellizzi, senior
Chelsea Brightman, senior
Hannah Connolly, senior

Durant
Anna Sorgenfrey, senior

Early
Lew Hendrickson, senior

Elkader
Adam Franzen, senior

Grimes
Susan B. Royer, senior

Independence
Megan Sorg, senior

Jesup
Jacob Darby, junior

Kalona
Zachary Grimm, senior

Manning
Farfum Ladroma, senior

Marshalltown
Holly Gummert, senior

Mason City
Phillip MacDougall, senior
Rachel Morel, senior
Scotti Myhre, senior

Maxwell
Danielle Corsaut, senior

Nevada
Matt Niblock, senior

Okoboji
Frank Mamo, junior

Ollie
Genevieve Krier, junior

Shueyville
Nicole Knoll, senior

Urbandale
Alex Lagneaux, junior

Waterloo
Jeff Seko, senior

West Branch
Katie Lumpa, senior
Sam Perkins, senior

West Des Moines
Andrew Moen, junior
Ashley Cannistra, senior
Heidi Roche, senior
Jessica Hulen, senior
Jessica Nelson, senior
Yevgeniy Pusin, senior

West Point
Holly Steffensmeier, senior

Williamsburg
Marcus Galante, senior

FLORIDA

Winter Haven
Jamie Metzendorf, senior

ILLINOIS

Antioch
Andrew Napier, senior

Arlington Heights
Christina Mirro, junior
Tom Bates, senior

Aurora
Matthew Srednick, senior

Cary
Jacklyn Willie, senior

Cicero
Jennifer Marie Delgado, senior

Downers Grove
Alex Cullen, senior

Glen Ellyn
Michael McGrath, senior

Homewood
Brittany Jean McElroy, senior

Mount Prospect
Kevin Longo, junior

Palatine
James Arns, junior

Springfield
Morgan Strader, junior

Tinley Park
Dave DeMik, first-year Pharmacy

Wauconda
Josh Patterson, senior

MARYLAND

Fort Washington
Keisha R. Stubbs, junior

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis
Kerrie Meskimen, senior

Plymouth
Rebecca Quinby, senior

MISSOURI:

St. Louis
Blaise Bennett, junior

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City
Karess Gillespie, senior

TAIWAN

Taichung
Yi-Lin Liao, senior

Taipei
Ying-Kai (Brian) Fu, junior

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu; Lois J. Gray, 319-384-0077, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Writer: Megan McIntyre